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GeoffLawes 29 Jan 21 - 06:23 PM
Tattie Bogle 29 Jan 21 - 07:14 PM
GerryM 29 Jan 21 - 11:48 PM
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Helen 30 Jan 21 - 02:08 AM
Jos 30 Jan 21 - 04:13 AM
JHW 30 Jan 21 - 06:00 AM
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Subject: ANY JANUARY SONGS?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Jan 21 - 06:23 PM

Can you suggest any songs associated with the month of January? That is : (A) Any songs with January in the title (B) Any songs with a January date given in the lyrics (C) Any songs referencing an event that is known to have occurred in January even if the lyrics do not actually say so.
It would be very helpful to have links to performances of the songs and further sources of information about them.
Here are some titles that I already have:

(IT WAS IN THE ) MONTH OF JANUARY
mainlynorfolk-song info   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/frankie.armstrong/songs/itwasinthemonthofjanuary.html
Month Of January · Dolores Keane     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am7b8QimTOw
The Month of January · Frankie Armstrong    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-u1kaUfg9g&list=PLY2jO2aLrSJookNNCmIEAH4rZSgOkcH-D&index=84
Marianne McAleer sings "The Month of January" in Worlebury Woods, Somerset    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dASne3cSk_k&fbclid=IwAR0PnGzQuIt6Mb1pq-JvO7Rb2DH_4QSmpCvcHm4Qn-WoacFa_BojX3Vbyiw


Lyr/Chords Req: The Month of January mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=45014
DIGITRAD     /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=4021



JANUARY MAN
By Dave Goulder

Dave Goulder    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4UbWhtVCBE
Christy Moore     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW-7KrLzIcQ

Martin Carthy     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbDZQsEH3n8
Bert Jansch     mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=55546#864740
DIGITRAD    @displaysong.cfm?SongID=3159

https://mainlynorfolk.info/martin.carthy/records/thejanuaryman.html



JANUARY SONG
By Alan Hull

Lindisfarne    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5QLKft_a7A


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Subject: RE: ANY JANUARY SONGS?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 29 Jan 21 - 07:14 PM

There was a lad was born in Kyle by Robert Burns: includes a line about “a blast of Januar’ wind.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 29 Jan 21 - 11:48 PM



JUNE IN JANUARY is a popular song with music by Ralph Rainger and lyrics by Leo Robin, published in 1934.

Bing Crosby   
June In January
The song was introduced in the movie Here Is My Heart by Bing Crosby in 1934. The Crosby recording, made on November 9, 1934 with Georgie Stoll and his Orchestra, became a number #1 hit on Decca Records and has since has become a popular standard, recorded by many artists. Crosby recorded the song again for his 1954 album Bing: A Musical Autobiography and this version was heard alongside an image of a Crosby lookalike in the film The Joker Is Wild (1957), starring Frank Sinatra. Crosby recorded it again in 1977 for his final album Seasons.

So sayeth     Wikipedia.
Harry Roy    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lN_6P509Dw


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 29 Jan 21 - 11:55 PM

SHINE ON HARVEST MOON

Shine on, shine on harvest moon
Up in the sky
I aint had no lovin'
Since January, February, June or July

Wikipedia sez,

"Shine On, Harvest Moon" is a popular early-1900s song credited to the married vaudeville team Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth. It was one of a series of moon-related Tin Pan Alley songs of the era. The song was debuted by Bayes and Norworth in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908 to great acclaim. It became a pop standard, and continues to be performed and recorded in the 21st century.


Ruth Etting - Shine on Harvest Moon (1931)    https://www.google.com/search?q=shine+on+harvest+moon&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB775GB775&oq=SHINE+ON+HARVEST+MOON&aqs=chrome.0.0j0i20i2


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Helen
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 02:08 AM

I did a search for song: JANUARY


and a whole bunch of songs came up but the one I was looking for is an old pop song called January by a group called Pilot.

January - Pilot

I'm not recommending it because it was annoying back in the '70's so I can't imagine it has improved with age. :-D

Also, 26 January is the anniversary of the white invasion of Australia, i.e. the arrival of Captain Cook. The beginning of the end of the real life and culture for the First Nations people here.

I'll have to think about whether I know any songs about it. I can't recall any at present.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Jos
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 04:13 AM

Barbara Dickson from 1980 JANUARY,FEBRUARY


https://genius.com/Barbara-dickson-january-february-lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW0C_zSVnPM


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: JHW
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 06:00 AM

January Man used to get sung a lot, good song, has all months.
I've usually done 'Concerning of three young men, One night in January'
(I'm not into poaching and wouldn't eat game or shoot gamekeepers)


Thank you , I think your song is usually called THE BOLD POACHERS Lots of information about it on the Mainly Norfolk site     https://mainlynorfolk.info/martin.carthy/songs/theboldpoachers.html
Maddy Prior     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqWdMICnJMQ
Steeleye Span     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMME4QuxGvw
Lee Harding    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVV0mqSd2nk


The song is also known asTHE OAKHAM POACHERS
Steve Knightley with Jim Causley    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeMj-J_Z3GE
Regards ,Geoff


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Allan Conn
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 06:54 AM

Helen I was going to suggest "January" too. I rather like both that and Pilot's other big hit "Magic" which has been taken up as a football chant in many a football ground. Saying that I don't mind out and out pop songs and I was only a kid at the time of its release which maybe explains why I like it. The pop songs of our childhood tend to stick with us through time - though I either like a song or not without regard to the genre! Both members of Pilot had been in the teeny-bop group Bay City Rollers but left to form Pilot before the Rollers were catapulted to teeny stardom. Though the song "January" did hit #1 in the UK charts before their former group managed to do that. Both members of Pilot then went on to work with Alan Parsons Project.

For a song more suited to mudcat how about RANTIN' ROVIN' ROBIN by Burns which mentions the month of his birhday in verse one.


Thanks Allan Conn. - Here's a recording: Jim Malcolm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2PyL-CarPA
Lyrics http://www.robertburns.org/works/65.shtml


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Helen
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 01:57 PM

Thanks for the info, Allan. I like a lot of pop songs but not that one. I never ever liked Bay City Rollers - not my thing - but I have all of the Alan Parsons Project albums.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 02:03 PM

https://youtu.be/A2K3Eqo2ukw


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Reinhard
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 07:50 PM

SHOOTING GOSCHEN’S COCKS UP
Shooting Goshen's Cocks Up / The Bold Poachers:
'On the twenty-fourth of December, my time it did expire.
When I got out, I had some scran; that's what I did require;
And when I had a drink of beer, I really felt quite merry,
But my mate he don't get out until the middle of January.'


THE CHERRY TREE CAROL
Waterson:Carthy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kn7mwtYMPQ INFORMATION Mainly Norfolk Site The Cherry Tree Carol

“On the fifth day of January my birthday shall be,
And the stars in the heaven shall all bow down to me.”


THE DERBY RAM
Folk songs of Derby and Derbyshire by Keith Kendrick, Pete Castle, Roy Harris, Derrick Hale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCZBEKNZimY The Derby Ram
'This ram he had two horns, my lads, that reached up to the moon,
A little boy went up in January and he didn't get back till June.'


THE HARE'S DREAM
The Hare's Dream
'On the 20th of January and in the 70th year,
The morning being beautiful, charming, bright and clear,
I being disturbed by dreams as I lay in my den,
I dreamed of heathery mountain, high rock and low glen.'


THE BALLAD OF HENRY AND SUSANNAH
The Ballad of Henry and Susannah by Peter Bellamy
on Peter Bellamy: The Transports (1977)

'It was in the month of January Australia's coast drew near
And in that fair clime the sun did shine which filled their hearts with cheer.
And soon in peaceful Sydney Cove at anchor they did ride
And admired the green and pleasant shore beyond the foaming tide.'


JANUARY SNOWS
by Ray Hearne
on Roy Bailey: Business As Usual (1994)

Roy Bailey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UFhcENtuqY

JANUARY LULLABY
by Lester Simpson
on Coope Boyes & Simpson: Twenty-Four Seven (2002)


Is this “January Lullaby” Lester Simpson’s song? I can’t find anywhere that gives the lyrics of Lester Simpson’s song
Now and Then sing January Lullaby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmAm5BMW3dM



- The Months Go Around by Steve Ashley
on Steve Ashley: Another Dy (2017)

And very soon we come to know
If there's a January snow

Thank you Reinhard you have given us a bumper crop. I added the blue click link above to Roy Bailey’s performance of Ray Hearne’s January Snows on YouTube. In doing that I found another song called January Snows which I post below:
JANUARY SNOWS

The Woods Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IvemdETLoI

It was in the month of January
The hills all white with snow
When over hill and valley
My true love he did go

It was then I found a fair pretty maid
With a salt tear in her eye
And she had a baby in her arm
And bitter oh was her cry

Oh cruel was my father
That bound the doe on me
And cruel was my mother
His dreadful kind to see

Cruel was my own true love
Who changed his mind for gold
And cruel was that winter's morn
That chains my heart with cold

Oh the taller that the country grows???
The sweeter is the???
And the pair of clouds
A young man's deeds
No closer is his heart

He will kiss and embrace you
Until he thinks he has you won
Then he'll go away and leave you
For some other one



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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Reinhard
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 08:16 PM

A VWML search for January in the first line gives lots of results.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: MartinNail
Date: 31 Jan 21 - 10:23 AM

Reinhard said: "A VWML search for January in the first line gives lots of results."

Yes indeed, and you could also try searches on 'New year', 'Hogmany', 'Twelfth night', 'Epiphany', 'Old Christmas', 'Plough Monday', etc.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 31 Jan 21 - 10:28 AM

"The Poachers Year" refers to January and all the other months.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 31 Jan 21 - 06:27 PM

JANUARY SALES
The Singing Postman http://www.anglianmusic.com/album/The+Singing+Postman/Roundabout/


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: MartinNail
Date: 01 Feb 21 - 06:07 PM

Reinhard said: "A VWML search for January in the first line gives lots of results."

These would include lots from the Bodleian ballads website, or you could search directly here: First line: January


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Feb 21 - 07:22 PM



I found 18 songs titles with 16 of them playable from YouTube videos here on a site called The Cavan Project http://www.thecavanproject.com/18-songs-about-january/

1. “January” by Pilot 2. “January Rain” by Hunters & Collectors 3.“January On Lake Street” by Atmosphere 4. “January” by 28 Days 5. “January Song” by Billy Bragg 6. “January” by Disclosure 7(unavailable). “January 28th” by J. Cole 8. “January Rain” by David Gray 9. “January Hymn” by The Decemberists 10. “January 28th, 1986” by Owl City 11. “January” by Wildfront 12. “You In January” by The Wonder Years 13. “January White” by Sleeping At Last14. “Last January” by The Twlight Sad 15. “June In January” by Dean Martin 16(unavailable). “January” by Louden Swain 17. “January Sun” by Fizzy Blood 18. “January Man” by Christy Moore


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: RTim
Date: 01 Feb 21 - 07:42 PM

Not specifically - but about January....and really worth a listen - "January - A Song for Every Season" - a new video from The Copper Family.

Tim Radford

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahSdVdGWXNs&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1AVQbprH9-UpiBYquz7mTeM_iPKvcNA7cZbnhwBw1ODoL1zEQ22h49_Y0


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,Sean O'Shea
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 06:42 AM

You might like to look at the Stratton Carol Of The Months,popularised in Cornwall by Brenda Wooton,which is about, individually,all the months and is a lovely song to sing.

THE STRATTON CAROL Brenda Wootton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOrE-LcqMVI


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Feb 21 - 06:28 AM


ROLL DOWN TO RIO
By Rudyard Kipling
Roll down to Rio (Mainly Norfolk) This poem accompanied Rudyard Kipling's story The Beginning of the Armadillos from his book Just So Stories. Peter Bellamy sang it as Roll Down to Rio, accompanying himself on concertina, on his fourth album of songs set to Kipling's poems, Keep on Kipling.

Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman sang Follow Me 'Ome and Roll Down to Rio in 1998 on their CD Bonnet & Shawl. Jon Boden sang Rolling Down to Rio as the 10 February 2011 entry of his project A Folk Song a Day. The Young'uns sang Rolling Down to Rio in 2012 on their CD When Our Grandfathers Said No. They commented in their liner notes: Rolling Down to Rio appeared in The Beginning of the Armadillos, one of Kipling's Just So Stories, and was given this lovely tune by Peter Bellamy.

I've never sailed the Amazon, And I've never reached Brazil;
But the Don and Magdelana, They can go there when they will!

Yes, weekly from Southampton, Great steamers, white and gold,
Go rolling down to Rio (Roll down—roll down to Rio!)
And I'd like to roll to Rio Some day before I'm old!

Portuguese landed on the soil of Guanabara Bay on the1st January 1502.  The bay forms the opening of a river, hence the name ‘Rio de Janeiro’ which means ‘River of January’.



Thanks GUEST,henryp, here are some blue click links
Mainly Norfolk info
https://mainlynorfolk.info/peter.bellamy/songs/rolldowntorio.html
Peter Bellamy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGRSQmdKbxQ
Jon Boden http://www.afolksongaday.com/?p=2112


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Reinhard
Date: 04 Feb 21 - 08:26 AM

A STRATON CAROL OF THE MONTHS
in Gundry: >b>Canow Kernow, Songs and Dances from Cornwall, 1966

Communicated by Ethel Jewell from Grace English, who remembered it sung by Lizzie Kempthorne ("Old Cornwall" Winter 1936)

January's when cold winds do blow
February brings us frost and snow
March is when young lambs do play
April brings us flowers so gay
May is when the fields are green
June is when new hay is seen
July's days are very warm
August brings the thunderstorm
September's harvest fields are clear
October's when we brew fine beer
November's dreariest days in the year
December ends the fleeting year


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Reinhard
Date: 04 Feb 21 - 03:11 PM

WHEN THE GREEN MAN WALKS THE FOREST
By Graeme Miles

Graeme Miles' song "When the Green Man Walks the Forest", see the recently revived thread of the same name, has the first line

    January's all but over; February comes soon.

Martyn Wyndham-Read sang it on his 2001 album of Graeme Miles' songs, "Where Ravens Feed".

January's all but over; February comes soon.

Martyn Wyndham Read When the Green Man Walks the Forest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b9aN1lmerQ
MAINLY NORFOLK SITE info   https://mainlynorfolk.info/wyndham-read/songs/whenthegreenmanwalkstheforest.html /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=155591#3661508
Mudcat Lyr Req: When the Green Man Walks the Forest/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=155591#3661508


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Mar 21 - 06:44 PM


The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848

Ho! For California! · Matthew Sabatella https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9SJEyBPSH8
Ballad of America info   https://balladofamerica.org/ho-for-california/


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Mar 21 - 11:41 AM


THROUGH THE GALLEY BOY'S EYES

written by Bill Sowerby
                                       and on the Spare Hands fishing and trawling songs CD.

https://www.sparehands.org.uk/through-the-galleyboys-eyes/

Verse 2  "Fourth week in January, fifty-five was the date,
To the fishing grounds went trawlers, crews, skippers and mates,
Out to the North Sea past Grimsby and Spurn,
But Lorella and Roderigo did not return."

Verse 4"Same week in January, thirteen years along,
The fleet were off Iceland in a howling maelstrom,
With hundred foot waves and thick ice on the mast,
Three trawlers turned over, to the sea they were cast."


https://www.sparehands.org.uk/product/spare-hands/


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Mar 21 - 06:36 PM


BOLD DANIELS

“Oh ‘twas in the month of January from Liverpool we set sail
Kind Neptune did conduct us with a sweet and pleasant gale”

Bold Daniels -Robbie T. Hutchison    
http://www.sssa.llc.ed.ac.uk/whalsay/2014/12/14/twas-in-the-month-of-january/

Bold Daniel [Laws K34] Lyrics on Evergreen Trad
http://www.evergreentrad.com/bold-daniel-laws-k34/
“On the fourteenth day of January,
From England we set sail,”


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Mar 21 - 05:57 AM

KELLY THE PIRATE

“On the twenty-first of January so clear was the day"

MUDCAT Digitrad:
/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=3375

Some other versions of the song give a different date:

“On the eighth day of June from the land we set sail“

MUDCAT Digitrad:
/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=3374


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Apr 21 - 04:01 AM


THE LUCKIEST SAILOR
by Linda Kelly
January 1968    The Hull Trawler Kingston Peridot was lost. Linda Kelly’s husband narrowly avoided being lost with it and her song tells his story.    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnZ0QxEaais


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 01 Apr 21 - 02:51 PM

Lindisfarne "January Song"


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