"I also had the same problem. We finally pulled out the pins holding the chimes and replaced them with much older, brassy ones from an vintage tambourine that had chimes of the same size. It has definitely tamed the volume.
"Amazing!! And unless i'm mistaken, there are no references to anyone's race or color in in? Marked 1847, right Elaine? The lyrics are very lovely and romantic. Can't wait to hear you and John, and others…"