Dear Sun Spots: Could you find the words to the song that goes
something like this, “all the chapel bells are ringing in the little
village town, ’cause the song that they were singing was for baby Jimmy
Brown.”

Also, I am looking for a pattern for a baby bonnet and baby booties, knitted or crocheted. — Pat Dwyer, Lisbon.

Answer: The song “Three Bells” was sung by Jim Ed Brown, made
popular by The Browns in 1959. The single reached No. 1 on the
U.S. country and pop charts. It was based on the 1945 French song “Les
trois cloches” by Jean Villard and Marc Herrand. The English lyrics
were written by Bert Reisfeld.

Sun Spots located the following lyrics:

“There’s a village hidden deep in the valley among the pine trees half forlorn,
And there on a sunny morning little Jimmy Brown was born.
All the chapel bells were ringing in the little valley town
And the songs that they were singing was for baby Jimmy Brown.
And the little congregation prayed for guidance from above
Lead us not into temptation, bless this hour of meditation, guide him with eternal love.

There’s a village hidden deep in the valley beneath the mountains high above
And there twenty years thereafter Jimmy was to meet his love.
All the chapel bells were ringing twas a great day in his life
For the songs that they were singing was for Jimmy and his wife.
And the little congregation prayed for guidance from above
Lead us not into temptation bless oh Lord this celebration,
May their lives be filled with love.

From the village hidden deep in the valley one rainy morning dark and grey,
A soul which wait in the heaven Jimmy Brown had passed away
Just the lonely bell was ringing in the little valley town
Twas there well it was singing to our good old Jimmy Brown
And the little congregation prayed for guidance from above
Lead us not into temptation may his soul find this salvation of Thy great eternal love.”

Dear Sun Spots: We are having a benefit supper Saturday, Aug. 15, at United
Methodist Church at 439 Park Ave. in Auburn. We have lots of parking
and the hall is easily accessible. It starts at 4:30 p.m. and will end at
approximately 7 p.m. We are having a pasta supper with all the extras!

We
are trying to help a 39-year-old who is battling stage four melanoma. He
is in treatment now and has not been able to return to his job. Also, we
are having lots of raffle items including restaurant gift cards,
crafts, diagnostic auto tests, a free auto tow, golf with a cart for four
people at Prospect Golf Course and a 50/50. Please come have a
nice dinner with us and help us out. If you have any questions or if you
would like to donate without coming to the supper, please e-mail
[email protected] or call 576-8868. Thank you. — Linda Hayes, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Would you please reprint the information and phone
number on the Village Inn? We have a relative who recently moved back to
Maine from Arizona. We want to celebrate his return. Thank you. — No
Name, Lewiston. 

Answer: Contact the Village Inn Restaurant at 782-7796. Sun Spots called the phone number and while they have not announced their official reopening date, they are still offering a preopening schedule, where customers can stop by the restaurant from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. No reservations are required and no call ahead seating will be taken; patrons will be served on a first-come, first serve basis. 

Correction: Sun Spots provided incorrect information in the May 1 column about the song “Storms Never Last.” The song was written solely by Jessi Colter. 

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