Clock Chimes

sherwoodsherwood Senior MemberPosts: 1,215 Senior Member
I have a Grandfather clock that chimes every 15 minutes. Each 15 minute period chimes a longer chime. My question is, what is the name of the chime and where can I find the words? When we were kids we were told that the chime was called "My dog has fleas". Now I don't think so. Can anybody help? Please???

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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 3,606 Senior Member
    Hopefully someone will chime in.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,061 Senior Member
    There are several melodies used on Grandfather clocks..."Westminster" being, probably, the most common...we could change the melodies on our old clock...
    This may help

    https://www.theclockdepot.com/clocks-blog/grandfather-clocks-chime-history/
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,862 Senior Member
    Posting an audio would be a BIG help.
    Though not sure if there's a way to do it. Otherwise, recording it as a video and posting it to youtube and then posting the video here might work
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,605 Senior Member
    If it plays the same tune as "Big Ben", that's Westminster.
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  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 2,184 Senior Member
    Does it sound like this?


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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,605 Senior Member
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
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