The parson stays close to her Bible
The sexton packs up his shovel.
The spider sits still on the bell.
Ring for the cat!
And ring for the spider!
Pray for the parson
gone out on a call!
Sing for the sexton
trimming the roses!
Ring out the bell
and roll out the ball!
Tonight the parson is snoring.
Tonight the sexton is sleeping.
The cat curls up with a shoelace,
and the spider runs into the bell.