Gay go up and gay go down To ring the bells of London town . . . "You owe me ten shillings!" Say the bells of St. Helen's. "When will you pay me?" Say the bells of Old Bailey. "When I shall grow rich?" Say the bells of Shot-editch. "Pray when will that be?" Say the bells of Stepnev. "I—DO—NOT—KNOW!" Says the great bell at Bow. — Old jingle.

By tradition the true London Cockney was "horn within sound of Bow bells" ringing from the tower...

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