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Dunblane, 3 octaves, level 3, 1986, Handbell Ringers of Great Britain, HRGB
The music is from a song by Jim Macleod, who was leader of one of Scotland's most popular dance-bands which featured in numerous radio, television and recording sessions as well as performing annually for the Queen at Balmoral Castle.  He was also musical director at one of Scotland's best known hotels, Dunblane Hydro.  This arrangement was used as a massed ringing item and conducted by Jim Macleod, at the Scottish Handbell Festival, held in Dunblane.  The words are:
When it's morning in Dunblane and I wake up to the rain
Drizzling down on sleepy rooftops on the hillside by Dunblane
That's the home that keeps on calling though I'm often far from home
That's the home that ties me dearly to Dunblane.
The old Cathedral City with its mem'ries by the score
I can share it all with someone, no-one really asks for more
Though the highways lead to fortune I can hear a soft refrain
For the bells they are ringing o'er the hillside by Dunblane
And wherever roads may lead me
And they take me far from home
That's the home that ties me dearly to Dunblane.

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