HANG ON THE BELL, NELLIE Ray Boguslav Chad Mitchell Trio These three lines preceed the version with Ray Boguslav: This is not properly a song But rather a dramatic recitation Entitled "Curfew shall not ring tonight" The scene was in the jailhouse, and if curfew rang that night The guy in number 13 cell would go out like a light. She knew her Dad was innocent, so plucky Little Nell Has tied her tender torso to the clapper on the bell. Oh, hang on the bell, Nelly, hang on the bell Your poor Daddy's locked in a cold jailhouse cell. As you swing to the left, Nelly swing to the right Remember the curfew bell must never ring tonight. It all started when Nelly said, "No! No! No!" to Handsome Jack And struggled as he tried to kiss her down by the railroad track; Nell's Dad rushed up to save her as the train came down the line, And Jack fell back across the track and paid the price of crime. Oh, hang on the bell, Nelly, hang on the bell Your poor Daddy's locked in a cold jailhouse cell. As you swing to the left, Nelly swing to the right Remember the curfew bell must never ring tonight. Nell's Dad he got arrested, and brought up before the Law, The Policeman said, "Old Handsome Jack ain't handsome any more!" Nelly cried and pleaded, but the jury did not care --- They didn't have a sofa, so they offered him the chair. Oh, hang on the bell, Nelly, hang on the bell Your poor Daddy's locked in a cold jailhouse cell. As you swing to the left, Nelly swing to the right Remember the curfew bell must never ring tonight. They pulled on the bell rope, but there was no ting-a-ling They could not get their business done, for curfew would not ring! To and fro aloft swung Nelly, as below they pulled and heaved, When suddenly a voice cried "Stop! Your daddy's been reprieved!" Oh, hang on the bell, Nelly, hang on the bell Your poor Daddy's locked in a cold jailhouse cell. As you swing to the left, Nelly swing to the right Remember the curfew bell must never ring tonight.