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GeoffLawes 02 Feb 21 - 08:52 AM
Mrrzy 02 Feb 21 - 09:08 AM
Splott Man 02 Feb 21 - 09:08 AM
John MacKenzie 02 Feb 21 - 11:24 AM
The Sandman 02 Feb 21 - 12:46 PM
JHW 02 Feb 21 - 02:06 PM
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FreddyHeadey 02 Feb 21 - 05:14 PM
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Subject: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Feb 21 - 08:52 AM



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

The OAKHAM POACHERS

Thanks to Mudcatter JHW who suggested this song on another Mudcat thread, “Any January Songs?”, but in this song, with closely similar lyrics, it tells us that events happened in February

It was on last February,
Against our laws contrary,
Three brothers being wet and weary
Off a-poaching they would go.
Wiggy Smith 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16xXytbmNQ0
John Kirkpatrick Bandhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSoVQj3Rgpc



THE BOLD PRINCESS ROYAL

Louis Killen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJwwnyw_WjA

Mainly Norfolk Site INFO https://mainlynorfolk.info/louis.killen/songs/theboldprincessroyal.html

The Bold Princess Royal

On the fourteenth of February we sailed from the land
In the bold Princess Royal bound for Newfoundland.
With forty brave seamen for our ship's company
And so boldly from the eastward to the westward bore we.

Now, we had not been sailing scarce days two or three,
When the man from our masthead strange sails he did see.
She came bearing down on us for to see what we were
And under her mizzen black colours she wore.

“Good Lord!” cried our captain, “What shall us do now?
Here comes a bold pirate for to rob us, I know.”
“Oh no!” cried our chief mate, “Oh, it ne'er shall be so.
We will shake out our reef, boys, and from her we'll go.”

So at last this bold pirate, she hove alongside,
With a loud-speaking trumpet, “Whence come you?” she cried,
Our captain standing up, my boys, and he answered them so:
“Oh, we come from fair London; we're bound for Cairo.”

“So come heave up your course sails and lay your ship to,
I have a long letter to send home by you.”
“I will heave up my course sail and lay my ship to,
She will lay in some harbour, not alongside of you.”

So we hove our course sail, our stay sails too,
Top gallant sail royal, boys, from her we flew.
They chased us to windward for all that long day,
They chased us to windward but could make no way.

They fired shots after us but none did prevail
And the bold Princess Royal soon show them her tail.

“So thank God!” cried our captain, “Now the firing is done.
Go you down to your grog, my boys, go you down, everyone.
Go you down to your grog, my boys, and be of good cheer,
For while we have sea-room, brave boys, never fear.”

Ned Adams “The Bold Princess Royal” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_FAMW2Il4U


FEBRUARY

Joan Baez   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc_TBPEDHxI

I threw your keys in the water, I looked back
They'd frozen half way down in the ice
They froze up so quickly, the keys and their owners
Even after the anger, it all turned silent and
The everyday turned solitary
So we came to February

First we forgot where we'd planted those bulbs last year
Then we forgot that we'd planted at all
Then we forgot what plants are altogether
And I blamed you for my freezing and forgetting and
The nights were long and cold and scary
Can we live through February?

You know I think Christmas was a long red glare Shot up like a warning, we gave presents without cards And then the snow
And then the snow came, we were always out shoveling
And we'd drop to sleep exhausted
Then we'd wake up, and it's snowing

And February was so long that it lasted into March
And found us walking a path alone together
You stopped and pointed and you said, "That's a crocus"
And I said "What's a crocus?" and you said "It's a flower"
I tried to remember but I said "What's a flower?"
You said "I still love you"

The leaves were turning as we drove to the hardware store
My new lover made me keys to the house
And when we got home, well we just started chopping wood
Because you never know how the next will be
And we'll gather all our arms can carry
I have lost to February



Here are 14 February (pop)song titles which appear with playable links on The Cavan Project site http://www.thecavanproject.com/14-songs-about-february/

1. “Xmas In February” by Lou Reed 2. “February” by Elzhi 3. “February – Whateva Da Weatha” by Ramson Badbonez 4. “February Air” by Lights 5. “February Stars” by Foo Fighters 6. “February Song” by Josh Groben 7.(unavailable) . “February” by The Waifs 8. “February Tale” by Pill-Oh 9. “February Winds” by Billy Talent 10. “February Seven” by The Avett Brothers 11.(unavailable)“February Skies” by Wayes Blood 12. “February” by The Getaway Plan 13. “London In February” by Coastal 14. “One Heavy February” by Architecture In Helsinki


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 02 Feb 21 - 09:08 AM

I sang a version of Groundhog on yesterday's singaround, for February...


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Splott Man
Date: 02 Feb 21 - 09:08 AM

FAIR MAIDS OF FEBRUARY
By Robin Dransfield

January February - Barbara Dickson
January February - Tina B.
Calendar Song - Boney M.

There's a few to be going on with.

Splott Man


Thanks Splott Man , here are some blue clicky links to the songs -Geoff

-Robin Dransfield - Fair Maids of February    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBUjdrf2uFg



JANUARY FEBRUARY Barbara Dickson    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gt98OkL11c

JANUARY FEBRUARY Tina B.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWCNvf4GRlo


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Feb 21 - 11:24 AM

February Wind, Stephen Speaks.

FEBRUARY WIND
By Stephen Speaks

Flyin' a kite again in the February wind
I can almost see you beside me
like it was back then.



Thanks John but I can’t find an on-line performance ???


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Feb 21 - 12:46 PM

i seem to recall Robin Dransfield wrote a song called fair maids of february which are snowdrops


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: JHW
Date: 02 Feb 21 - 02:06 PM

SAD FEBRUARY also titled THE LAIRSFIELD DISASTER
By Graeme Miles

'Cold February and all is not well
There's few will sleep easy this night
Down at the dockside, grim silent men standing
Under the pale yellow light,
There's scarcely a murmur of laughter there's none
Of whispering there's barely a sound
For their thoughts are away, out there in the bay
Where its said that the Lairdfield is down.'


Graeme Miles last written song. The true story of the needless loss of the Lairdsfield just off Redcar with all ten crew. Graeme tells us of the loss and the tragedy. Online Search for Lairdsfield will find recent 50 year remembrance. The court record tells the story.



The Unthanks Sad February    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEoTsFEqUQQ

Req: Sad February (Graeme Miles)    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=128423


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 02 Feb 21 - 03:56 PM

AMERICAN PIE
By Don McLean

'But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step
I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
Something touched me deep inside
The day the music died'


"The day" being 3 February 1959, when Buddy Holly died in a plane crash.
Date: 02 Feb 21 - 03:56 PM

American Pie · Don McLean    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX_TFkut1PM
Wikipedia info     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Holly
DIGITRAD  /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=250
AMERICAN PIE--PROGRAM NOTES)    /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=251


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 02 Feb 21 - 05:14 PM

SWEETER THAN THE FLOWERS
The Stanley Brothers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h92d0YWmv_g

'Just as far as I can remember
She'll remain the rose of my heart
Mama fell sick along in December
February brought us broken hearts'


ON THE ROCKS
Stornoway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMpM-LeDC2M

'January calls round to find me
Alone in this place where I've been living
My real home lives down the river
Where she's making circles with her tears

And February blows even colder
And I'll send my love downstream
In words and verses in plastic boxes'
,

FOREVER WORKS FOR ME Neal McCoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fFxxwJCj88


More/too many without the filter

https://www.lyrics.com/lyrics/february


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: G-Force
Date: 02 Feb 21 - 05:23 PM

The Trimdon Grange Explosion.

THE TRIMDON GRANGE EXPLOSION

https://mainlynorfolk.info/louis.killen/songs/trimdongrange.html
On 16 February 1882 there was an explosion of either firedamp or coaldust at the Trimdon Grange colliery in South County Durham
verse 3
February has left behind it
What will never be forgot;
Weeping women and helpless children
May be found in many's the cot.'



Bob Fox and Benny Graham    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_NQ3zL7HdY
The Unthanks - with Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je4Dv7d67vw
Martin Carthy     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2INeiMhi29o
Alan Price.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNyfmqHwe1U


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GMGough
Date: 02 Feb 21 - 08:27 PM

Gordon Bok recorded 2 Cassettes entitled "February".
Vol 1 and Vol 2. I think they were first released
in 1983. I'll see if I can find my copies and
I'll play them tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Feb 21 - 09:45 PM

There are literally thousands or songs with February in the title listed on the MCPS/PRS database of various genres. Though from a folk point of view, walking in February isn't nearly as popular as going a' walking in May.. too blooming cold to go maiden spotting. There are of course also many indirect February songs linked to Valentines, or where February is mentioned in passing within the lyric, but not the main thrust of the song.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: JHW
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 05:09 AM

Wouldn't have forgotten Trimdon Grange if the FCs had been open, thanks.
Of course 'February left behind it what will never be forgot'


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 10:57 AM

'CANDLEMAS CAROL' written by Steve Ashley and on his first album. The date for Candlemas is Feb.2nd. I usually run through Steve's song at this time, if only to myself whilst hoovering or on Zoom!

Steve Ashley    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%27CANDLEMAS+CAROL%27+Steve+Ashley+
Kate Rusby - Sweet Bells - 07- Candlemass Eve     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KOj5omJujw


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 11:04 AM

FEBRUARY BRINGS THE RAIN

Me again, it's hardly 'folk' (oh no we don't trek down that road right now!) but I love Julie London and 'February Brings The Rain' is on her 1956 album 'Calendar Girl' where Julie has a song for each month of the year. This one was written by her then-husband Bobby Troup who wrote 'Route 66.'

Julie London    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgd6nzcfSTU


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 11:10 AM

I'm really buzzing now!!!! Jennifer Crook has a 2017 album 'The Year She Turns' which like Ms London in the previous post has a song for each month of the year. The 2nd track is simply titled 'February.' I'm a big fan of her writing and all her records are well worth an earful.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 11:11 AM

Yeh, that last post was me yet again. I'm off for a lie-down now!


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 01:38 PM

SONGS ABOUT FEBRUARY 14th
Valentine’s Day from Smithsonian Folkways https://folkways.si.edu/valentines-day/music/playlist/smithsonian
“Happy Valentine’s Day from Smithsonian Folkways” samples a variety selected from the USA, Mexico, and Europe. Click on the link and hear the songs
1.Froggie Went a–Courtin’3Elizabeth Mitchell https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Trm2mP3pFrU&list=RDAMVMhIpOREDb-Ko
2.Fare You Well, My Blue Eyed Girl Guy Carawan https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=QRfcHyutfLM&list=RDAMVMQRfcHyutfLM
3.I Will Bring You Flowers Peter La Farge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIGx0gfKTEk
4.Black is the Color Shanna Beth McGee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ahSWN1WZ0
5.Will You Always Love Me, Darling? Harry and Jeanie West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgK0aXBXXGs&list=PL8kkooHbYdxWpxI3TdeRsT5J_ypzZuiSd&index=40
6.Wear a Red Rose The Country Gentlemen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ERcMhpEVKs
7.Tu recuerdo y yo (Your Memory and Me) Nati Cano’s Mariachi Los Camperos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb_CIFduIjI
8.Tomorrow is St. Valentine’s Day Hermes Nye> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl3yiSbvFrw
9.Till We Meet Again Elizabeth “Libba” Cottenhttps://music.youtube.com/watch?v=ODUzT6ITCx8&list=RDAMVM7HG6JsG0OfU
10.The Bailiff’s Daughter of Islington Richard Dyer-Bennet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwLf6h6lyJE
11.Kisses Sweeter Than WinePete Seeger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVV8f4-gKfw
12.Cuando la besas tú (When You Kiss Her) Los Tres Reyes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T-3PRgfnE8
13.Mary, My Beloved Bob Ross https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFvbib_yevE
14.Red River Valley Buffalo Skinners
15.Cuckoo Bird Danny Knicely, Zan Mcleod, Stephen Wade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy0k1Wd83UE
16.Diavoli in Avido AmoreGermana Pucci, Jill Burkee, Giancarlo Biagi, John Caulfield, Jeff Hardy, and Mark Dann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYXt-bLcF10
17.Love is Teasing3: Shanna Beth McGee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhVtYN-y3iQ
18.I Sing of a MaidenStephen Addiss and Bill Crofut https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lAojua3AYk
19.Amore de CapriSteve Merrick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmPOJqXv8zI&list=PLRs4MPZYqXJqir_CVD-RyI7UFWNRl-eoE&index=4
20.Black is the ColorGuy Carawan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYkhLDWK4Q
21.A Fair Maid Walked in Her Father’s GardenMrs. William Towns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfsox6fRPgU
22.The Rosebud of Allenvale (medley) Buddy MacMaster, fiddle; Joey Beaton, piano.
23.Liebeslied, EinWolfgang Roth
24.I’ll Sing You a Love Song Pete Seegerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtjR07ZcRp0
25.Careless LoveLead Bellyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpoyW4bLd28
26.The Myllargutens - Miller Boy’s Wedding MarchEivind Groven https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yeo0hnhn28


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 04:41 PM

LYRICS CONTAINING THE TERM FEBRUARY 14th

https://www.lyrics.com/lyrics/february%2014


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 06:44 PM

ABE LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY

by Parry Gripp
https://youtu.be/CZPRKz2IdWY

Lincoln was born 12 February 1809.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Feb 21 - 08:45 AM


ON THE 23rd OF FEBRUARY

On the 23rd of February, The weather being clear.
We spied to be sure seven Turkish men-of-war,
Come a sailing from Algier.

Chorus;
    To me ri fol leather ol, ri fol leather ol, ri fol leather ol lay.
    Rol a diddle i, rol a diddle i, to me ri fol leather ol lay.


DigiTrad
/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=9269

Royal Oak/Turkish Man of War/Cpt Mansfield's Fight    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=136851


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Feb 21 - 08:54 AM

A SONG OF WEATHER
By Flanders and Swan
A Song of the Weather Flanders & Swann
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qV-VO5eXOA

January brings the snow, Makes your feet and fingers glow.
February's ice and sleet, Freeze the toes right off your feet.
Welcome March with wint'ry wind, Would thou wert not so unkind.
April brings the sweet Spring showers, On and on for hours and hours.
Farmers fear unkindly May, Frost by night and hail by day.
June just rains and never stops, Thirty days and spoils the crops.
In July the sun is hot. Is it shining? No, it's not.
August, cold and dank and wet, Brings more rain than any yet.
Bleak September's mist and mud, Is enough to chill the blood.
Then October adds a gale, Wind and slush and rain and hail.
Dark November brings the fog, Should not do it to a dog.
Freezing wet December; then, Bloody January again!

Flanders and Swann parody of the following Nursery Rhyme;

January brings the snow, Makes our feet and fingers glow.
February brings the rain, Thaws the frozen lake again.
March brings breezes sharp and shrill, Shakes the dancing daffodil.
April brings the primrose sweet, Scatters daisies at our feet.
May brings flocks of pretty lambs, Skipping by their fleecy dams.
June brings tulips, lillies, roses, Fills the children's hands with posies.
Hot July brings cooling showers, Apricots and gillyflowers.
August brings the sheaves of corn, Then the harvest home is borne.
Warm September brings the fruit, Sportsmen then begin to shoot.
Brown October brings the pheasant, Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
Dull November brings the blast, Then the leaves go whirling past.
Chill December brings the sleet, Blazing fire and Christmas treat.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,heathermabel
Date: 04 Feb 21 - 09:12 AM

It's Welsh Music Day tomorrow. Plenty there.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Feb 21 - 01:10 PM

Leader of the victorious Continental Army, first U.S. president and presiding spirit in the drawing up of his new nation’s constitution, Virginia-born George Washington was a hero and role model to revolutionary anti Hanoverians such as Burns. There are a number of songs celebrating Washington's birthday. Robert Burns wrote this poem in 1794.

Ode [For General Washington's Birthday]

No Spartan tube, no Attic shell,
No lyre Eolian I awake;
'Tis Liberty's bold note I swell,
Thy harp, Columbia, let me take.
See gathering thousands, while I sing,
A broken chain, exulting, bring,
And dash it in a tyrant's face!
And dare him to his very beard,
And tell him he no more is feared,
No more the Despot of Columbia's race.
A tyrant's proudest insults brav'd,
They shout - a People freed! They hail an Empire saved.

On George Washington's birth certificate, it says that he was born on Feb. 11, 1731. In the textbooks it says that he was born Feb. 22, 1732. Which side is correct? Both, as usual. When Julius Caesar developed his calendar, his solar calculations were off by 11 minutes and 14 seconds a year. It added up over time. When Pope Gregory XIII developed his calendar in 1582, the disparity had reached 10 days. Gregory decreed that Oct. 4, 1582, should be called Oct. 15. England and its colonies finally adopted the Gregorian calendar on Sept. 2, 1752, decreeing the next day should be Sept. 14, thus bridging the 11-day difference between the Julian and Gregorian calendars. Thus, too, George Washington's birth date was transposed from Feb. 11, 1731 (called Old Style), to Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style). The British act also fixed the start of the new year at Jan. 1. Since the calendar was changed in September, moving January and February to the beginning of the year, Washington did not have a birthday in 1731. He skipped a year and thus became 11 days older and one year younger. JOHN M. CULKIN New York, Feb. 22, 1991. From The New York Times.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Feb 21 - 07:45 PM


THREE SCORE AND TEN

“In memoriam of the poor Fishermen who lost their lives in the Dreadful Gale from Grimsby and Hull, Feb. 8&9, 1889”
Mainly Norfolk    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/watersons/songs/threescoreandten.html

Joe Offer     http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/songs/104.html
Behind the Music!    http://www.debisimons.com/whats-real-story-behind-grimsby-town/
YORKSHIRE GARLAND    http://www.yorkshirefolksong.net/song.cfm?songID=5
MUDCAT 3 Score and 10 -Grave found in Hull”     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=110813
Mudcat DIGITRAD    
/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=7321


The Watersons     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5JzE1-VJv0
Louis Killen     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6M-07YGReg
The Dubliners     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrnWZSkXMw8
The Clancy Brothers    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEjW9Pxildo
Gordon Bok · Ann Mayo Muir · Ed Trickett     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmyRDiomcb0


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

For three days between 19 and 21 February 1882, the people of Trimdon Grange and Kelloe buried 74 people.

Trimdon Grange Explosion by Tommy Armstrong

Let us not think of to-morrow,
Lest we disappointed be;
All our joys may turn to sorrow,
As we all may daily see.
To-day we may be strong and healthy,
But how soon there comes a change,
As we may learn from the explosion,
That has been at Trimdon Grange.

February left behind it
What will never be forgot;
Weeping widows, helpless children,
May be found in many a cot,
Homes that once were blest with comfort,
Guided by a father's care,
Now are solemn, sad and gloomy,
Since the father is not there.

Louis Killen from The Iron Muse - A Panorama of Industrial Folk Music
Louis Killen


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 10:29 AM

Any song dealing with St Bridget would suit I suppose.

BRIGHID’S KISS

Eithne Ní Uallacháin's
Brighid's Kiss , for example.


Brighid’s Kiss
Brighid of the sunrise
Rising in the morning
Rising with the Springtime
Greening all the land.
See you in the soft cloud,
See you in the raindrop,
See you in the winds of change
Blowing through the land.
You the red eared white cow,
Nourishing the people,
Nourish now the hunger
Souls longing in our land.
Bird that is unfolding,
Now the time’s upon us,
Only have we eyes to see
Your Epiphany.


Wikipedia says" Her feast day is 1 February"


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 08:41 AM

We named our duo February Sky and Susan wrote a song with the same title. We wanted a winter name and January sucks as a part of a band name. If we went by our names we would sound like a law firm, and I was already in a band that went by names. You can check out more reasons for the name at our website: www.februarysky.com I can post the link to the song if someone asks.

Yes please.-Geoff


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 08:43 AM


February 14th

VALENTINE’S DAY
By by James Taylor
About the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 1929     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Wt8zYopMI


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Ged Fox
Date: 08 Feb 21 - 04:48 PM

3 laments -
Bonny Earl of Moray - 7th Feb 1591/2
Derwentwater's Farewell - 24th Feb 1716
Essex's Farewell - 25th Feb 1601


Thank you Ged Fox Here are some further links to the songs you give:
THE BONNY EARL OF MORAY

info     https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/thebonnieearlofmoray.html

Bonnie Earl O'Murray Ewan MacColl     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKNl9416fh4
The Bonnie Earl O' Moray ~ Old Blind Dogs     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq3rHTM_DTw
The Bonnie Earl O' Moray ~ The Selkie Girls     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WL_0mzDCok
The Corries --- Earl O' Moray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGfuvpgp7tw
The Bonnie Earl O' Moray- Ronnie Browne     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoFT3L4KdAM



DERWENTWATER’S FAREWELL

Mainly Norfolk info:    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/louis.killen/songs/derwentwatersfarewell.html
Louis Killen- Derwentwater's Farewell    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHsZW1pfKR4
The Corries-Derwentwater's Farewell    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1yfbZi-hcY
Derwentwater's Farewell · Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOJaSUS0RU4

ESSEX’S FAREWELL
Can anyone give more information or links to a performance of this song?
MUDCAT Folklore: Essex's Last Farewell   
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=87106
Found this, 11/02/21 Essex last good-night · The Toronto Consort     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNpXLy7nYOM
and this instrumental     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kjIc24u9cc
Ballad Sheet in Bodlian    http://ballads.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/search/roud/V10245


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Acorn4
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 04:10 AM

The Fair Maids of February

As you walk out on a May morning,
Many a fair maid you’ll spy,
Who’ve all been waiting for this moment,
Their hopes all flying high.

You’ll see them spread across the fields,
All of them on a mission,
But for every maid there are three brisk lads,
Eyeing up the competition.

Now you may decide to chance your arm,
And pray to lady luck,
But those maidens that wander out in May
Are all as common as muck.

But if you want a rarer treat,
Where rivals there are few,
Then those fair maids of February,
They are the ones for you.

These fair maids out of season,
Cunningly they steal
All among the trees and bushes,
Themselves for conceal


Though it’s all quite illegal to play
This game of hide and seek,
If perchance they do get caught
They’d be up before the beak.

So although these maids of February
are exceeding rare,
If you are prepared to persevere,
You’ll catch one in a snare.

And he who dares may win the heart,
Of a Nancy or a Polly,
If you’re practised at the art,
Of Spot the Ball or Where’s Wally

For those fair maids of February
Are bold and fearless lasses,
While those fair-weather maids of May
Are just a load of wusses.

So come all ye brisk and handsome lads,
Whose hearts are bold and merry,
To boldly go where the cold winds do blow
To find those fair maids of February.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 12 Feb 21 - 03:38 AM

Swan Arcade sang Last Valentine's Day [Roud 6475 ; Mudcat 69929 ; trad.] in 1973 on their eponymous Trailer album Swan Arcade and in 1988 on their cassette Nothing Blue. (Mainly Norfolk)

Last Valentine's Day, bright Phoebus shone clear
We had not been a-hunting for the space of one year.
I mounted Black Clover, that horse of great fame,
For to hear the horns blow and the words "Tally-ho!"

https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/lastvalentinesday.html
http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/songs/282.html
Mudcat 69929 /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=69929#1191709


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Feb 21 - 04:29 AM


THE FOURTEENTH OF FEBRUARY
By Billy Bragg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jpPDgL2BrI


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 21 - 10:46 AM

The Fair Maids of February mentioned by Acorn4 is not the Robin Dransfield song of that name:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBUjdrf2uFg&ab_channel=60sMentality


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Reinhard
Date: 15 Feb 21 - 02:18 PM

Robin Dransfield's version of "Fair Maids of February" was written by him and his brother Barry. He wrote in the sleeve notes that 'fair maids of february' is an old country expression for snowdrops.

I don't know where Acorn4's version is from and can't find anything in the world wild wilderness. With the phrases "common as muck" and "load of wusses" it doesn't sound traditional.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Acorn4
Date: 16 Feb 21 - 05:12 AM

It was in response to a themed singaround a couple of years ago when someone came up with "Fair Maids of February" as a theme for the month.

Having nothing suitable I thought I'd better write something.

No one at the session did the Robin Dransfield song, which is rather surprising as they are a knowledgeable lot, so I assume the theme must have been chosen for the snowdrops connection.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Feb 21 - 06:28 PM



WILTSHIRE SHROVING SONG

I have found the lyrics to this song but no on-line performances yet ??   
https://www.wiltshire-opc.org.uk/Items/Wiltshire/Wiltshire%20-%20Shroving%20Song.pdf
Here is a performance of this song with extra verses     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8L27Qw1-zE
HERE WE COME A-SHROVING

And another shroving song but no performance    https://www.salisbury.anglican.org/schools/news/here-we-come-ashroving Here we come a'shroving


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Feb 21 - 04:27 PM


BALTIMORE FIRE
The
Baltimore Fire was February 7 and 8, 1904. The song doesn't mention February, though.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Baltimore_Fire

-Joe-

Charlie Poole-Baltimore Fire    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7x5AWhT2ec
The Baltimore Fire · The New Lost City Ramblers    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXMmLokot6s


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Feb 21 - 08:15 AM

I found this site giving historical events in February. Has anyone got songs about any of these events?    https://www.historyplace.com/specials/calendar/february.htm


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Feb 21 - 08:33 AM

Josh Groban - February Song     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A49QRw2CSx0
Xmas In February - by Lou Reed    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zTKnwwJAfU


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Joe_F
Date: 26 Feb 21 - 06:10 PM

"February March" by Lou & Peter Berryman.

The February March · Lou & Peter Berryman    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cybVTbwUbB4


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Mar 21 - 12:54 PM

5 February 2004 The Morecambe Bay Cockling Disaster

ON MORECOMBE BAY

Wikipedia info   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Morecambe_Bay_cockling_disaster
Christy Moore - On Morecambe Bay    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rR7wPofjbE
Kevin Littlewood - On Morecambe Bay    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSpLu6LPu4I


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Mar 21 - 12:36 PM

FOUR CHAPLAINS

February 3, 1943 - In the icy waters off Greenland the U.S. Army transport ship Dorchester was hit by a German torpedo and began to sink rapidly. There were not enough life jackets and four U.S. Army chaplains on board removed theirs, handed them to young soldiers, and chose to go down with the ship while praying.
Four Chaplains · Fred Neil   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaPb4vqLHg0
Ballad of the Four Chaplains · Dead Men's Hollow-Angels' Share     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPjg0_THkxE
Four Chaplains on the Sea of Glory-Wintley Phipps     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7Kd0VwcFz0


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Mar 21 - 01:15 PM

LINDBERGH

February 4, 1902 - Charles Lindbergh, aviation pioneer was born in Detroit, Michigan. He made the first non-stop solo flight from New York to Paris, May 20-21, 1927.

LINDBERGH, THE EAGLE OF THE USA by Vernon Dalhart 1927   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q54VvSVk7f4
LUCKY LINDY by -Vernon Dalhart     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G1DO58aoqA
Lindbergh - Woody Guthrie    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw9qJhvxytg
Mister Charlie Lindbergh-Words and Music by Woody Guthrie    https://www.woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Mister_Charlie_Lindburgh.htm
Al Stewart - Lindy Comes To Town    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odi-Et5XoAM


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Mar 21 - 06:31 PM

REMEMBER THE MAINE
February 15, 1898 - In Havana, the U.S. Battleship Maine was blown up while at anchor and quickly sank with 260 crew members lost. The incident inflamed public opinion in the U.S., resulting in a declaration of war against Spain on April 25, 1898, amid cries of "Remember the Maine!"

The Battleship of Maine · The New Lost City Ramblers   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBTxVLqnadA
REMEMBER THE MAINE-Lyrics     http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/songster/60-remember-the-maine.htm


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Mar 21 - 04:57 AM


SUSAN B ANTHONY SAYS VOTE!

February 15, 1820 Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) was born in Adams, Massachusetts. A pioneer in women's rights, she worked tirelessly for woman's suffrage.

Susan B Anthony Says Vote! - Cassie Silva   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzoFtSmEtPI


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Mar 21 - 09:02 PM


THE TRAWLER GAUL
byRichard Grainger

Eighth of February seventy four,
off the North Norwegian shore,
thirty-six Hull Fishers all,
lost their lives on trawler Gaul.”

Richard Grainger plays Trawler Gaul     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TshmIk5h-t8

MUDCAT:ADD: The Trawler Gaul (Richard Grainger)    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=152164&messages=11#4097676


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