The Bells OF Rhymney

creditable artistic image for Rhymney bells
updated from time to time

Another all time favorite that I just had to make my own backing/jamming track of, the way that I think it should be. Did 2 versions, a visually enhanced jamming track  for D-tuned guitar (on youtube but without sound due to copyright restrictions*) which will eventually serve as my backing track if I ever get to make my own guitar cover.

Very notable artists involved in the creation of the song were Pete Seeger the original folk music developer who worked over the story, some existing poems and a folk song, Bob Dylan who slipped some musical wisdom to, and finally The Byrds who released the version that my effort is very largely based on. The story itself is a sad and dramatic one, not unheard of in history about the exploitation of man by man, of children by rich men. It is widely discussed in many circles  so I won't repeat it here. I ripped a few pictures off the net and supplied the rest form my own collection, let credit be where credit is due. 
Other than what I consider its musical towering evocative merit, the story plucks some sensitive strings in my own life.  
Enjoy, this song is what I call art, that which by definition makes you stop dead in your tracks, turn on the heel, and think "I gotta soak this up!"

*When music copyright owners will have gotten their act together and will have granted blanket permission to or will have excluded little people like me from the scope of the copyright laws (to publish on social media or my own web site personal digital, singing or musical instrument renditions duly crediting the composer and without monetary reward) then I will include the music part as well. Until then I will (when I have time!) ASK the copyright holder (if I can find him/her!) to grant me free permission as above, if granted or refused I will edit this page accordingly.