This is an old Country/Hillbilly song....
Hang On The Bell Nellie
Hang on the bell, Nellie Hang on the bell.
Your poor father’s locked in the cold prison cell. As you swing to the left, an’ ya swing to the right,
Remember the curfew must never ring tonight.
The scene is in the jailhouse-
When the curfew rings tonight,
The man in #13 cell will go out like a light ;
She knew her dad was innocent and so our little Nell,
Tied her tender torso to the clapper of the bell.
It all began when Nelly said “No-no !”
To Handsome Jack,
She struggled as he tried to kiss her
Down by the railroad track -
Daddy come a runnin’ as the train came down the line,
Jack stepped back across the track and paid the price of crime.
They arrested poor old Daddy
An’ they took him ‘fore the Law,
The Coppers said that handsome Jack
Weren’t handsome anymore !
Nell, she cried and pleaded
But the jury did not care :
They didn't have a sofa
So they sent him to the chair !
Oh they pulled upon the bellrope,
But there was no ting a ling-
They couldn't get the job done cuz
The curfew would not ring.
Poor Nell was up there swinging,
While below they tugged and heaved-
When suddenly a voice cried : "Stop !!"
Ol’ geezer's been reprieved.
This is a bedtime story that
The warden likes to tell :
The convicts listen to the tale
Of plucky little Nell
Of how she saved her Dad that night,
When the curfew could not ring-
And tears stream down their faces
As in harmony they sing.