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Subject: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Feb 21 - 07:54 AM



Can you suggest any songs associated with the month of April That is : (A) Any songs with April in the title (B) Any songs with an April date given in the lyrics (C) Any songs referencing an event that is known to have occurred in April 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.
Here are some I know already :

ONE APRIL MORNING
Mainly Norfolk Info
https://mainlynorfolk.info/cyril.tawney/songs/twasononeaprilmorning.html

“It was on one April morning, just as the sun was rising,
It was one April morning, I heard the small birds sing.”


Norma Waterson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ANgVGV-EWM
Dick Miles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaVNCXh6Bok&feature=channel_page
Steve Knightley and Jonnie Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YU66vDHIJs
Show of Hands Exmouth 2015 Twas on one April’s Morninghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqK2u9BL2wQ
Jon Boden On One April Morning https://www.facebook.com/bodenjon/videos/2600661160162453
JUNE TABOR - April Morning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FqH6IeMXvc
April Morning - Folly Bridge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjLRRqx6d3w
Ken Wilson - Twas on One April Morning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJXGRw0NJ-Y
MUDCATTune Req: on one April morning /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=107721


Here is a relevant post from below in this thread From: GUEST,Felipa - Date: 29 Mar 21 - 06:28 PM

One April Morning features in the first message. Here is a link to a different Mudcat thread discussing that song:
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=107721#2731981
Thanks Felipa


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Feb 21 - 08:25 AM


A ROSE IN APRIL
Wikipedia info 
https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/aroseinapril.html

”I was a rose in April and still a rose in June
I fear that come the winter, I shall no longer bloom.”


A Rose in April -Kate Rusby  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYClOgRyvLs


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Roderick A Warner
Date: 27 Feb 21 - 08:46 AM

Gotta be done... one more once!
Count Basie Orchestra


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Feb 21 - 06:30 PM


IT WAS SAD WHEN THAT GREAT SHIP WENT DOWN /aka THE TITANIC

The Titanic sank on April 15,1912

Wikipedia info
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic
Wikipedia info about song https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Titanic_(song)

When That Great Ship Went Down · Woody Guthrie   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItfbzUg-CWM
Roy Acuff - "The Titanic" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjQ_bxF_N1U
Pete Seeger - The Titanic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u61Pj4f6Ucg
Lead Belly - "The Titanic"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNlnl8nbfSE
Bessie Jones, "The Titanic"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09yWul4yPY4

My Heart Will Go On / Titanic : Celine Dion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOJx_M_pBDI


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: mg
Date: 27 Feb 21 - 11:55 PM

april come she will...Paul Simon I think

APRIL COME SHE WILL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITXBjDTXS90


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 09:51 AM


Here is a link to April events in History https://www.historyplace.com/specials/calendar/april.htm If you know any songs about any events please post them


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 09:59 AM



PONY EXPRESS SONG

April 3, 1860 The Pony Express service began in the American West.

Devil's Gate - Pony Express Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH62HTnGgGw


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 11:27 AM


MOTEL IN MEMPHIS

April 4, 1968 Civil Rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed.

Motel in Memphis - Old Crow Medicine Show    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOQzFhsoZ0w


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: RTim
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 12:25 PM

April
So here we are in April, in showy, blowy April,
In frowsy, blowsy April, the rowdy dowdy time
In soppy, sloppy April, in wheezy breezy April,
In ringing, stinging April, with a singing swinging rhyme.   
The smiling sun of April on the violets is focal,
The sudden showers of April seek the dandelion out;
The tender airs of April make the local yokel vocal,
And he raises rustic ditties with a most melodious shout.
So here we are in April, in tipsy gypsy April,
In showery, flowery April, the twinkly, sprinkly days;
In tingly, jingly April, in highly wily April,
In mighty, flighty April with its highty-tighty ways!
The duck is fond of April, and the clucking chickabiddy
And other barnyard creatures have a try at caroling;
There's something in the air to turn a stiddy kiddy giddy,
And even I am forced to raise my croaking voice and sing.

Sung by Arky's Toast on Maypoles to Mistletoe..

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 05:44 PM

THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE

April 18th is the anniversary of the earthquake which partially destroyed San Francisco in 1906.

“(Theme from )San Francisco” From Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theme_from_San_Francisco
San Francisco (From "San Francisco") · Jeanette MacDonald     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfk65m52o6k
Cass Elliot (Mama Cass) - California Earthquake    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6zPW7qA6RQ

MUDCAT: Songs about San Francisco 1906 earthquake    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=33368


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: Joe_F
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 05:50 PM

"April May" by Lou & Peter Berryman.

APRIL MAY

April May · Lou & Peter Berryman   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xC4NVcMujg
For more on this song see posting below from GUEST,Karen Impola -Date: 23 Mar 21 - 09:55 PM


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 06:08 PM


MARKET DAY IN GUERNICA

April 26, 1937 - During the Spanish Civil War, the ancient town of Guernica was attacked by German warplanes

Katie Melua - Market day in Guernica https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjEFYymMEIw


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 07:07 PM


THE SULTANA
April 27, 1865

The Loss of the Steamboat Sultana  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hOB-3pDrqY


The Sultana by Art Thieme Lyrics   http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/Sultana.htm
MUDCAT /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=8376
The Sultana by Jeff Stachyra   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFV9qperaGo&t=201s


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 01 Mar 21 - 11:57 AM

Little April Shower

LFF


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Mar 21 - 08:12 AM


YES! WE HAVE NO BANANAS

10 April,1633
Bananas, unknown before in England, went on sale in a London shop.

Billy Jones: Yes! We Have No Bananas (1923)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDd8shcLvHI
Yes, We Have No Bananas · Louis Prima & His Orchestrahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QqkrIDeTeA
Yes We Have No Bananas-Spike Jones & His City Slickers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvhIOyvmutE
Banana Boat (Day-O) · Harry Belafonte  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYYkJ0kwNss


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Mar 21 - 10:54 AM


16 April. 1889    Birth of Charlie Chaplin

THE MOON SHINES BRIGHT ON CHARLIE CHAPLIN

The Oldham Tinkers - Charlie Chaplin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHm-b99-ER4
Sam Lee - The Moon Shines Bright feat. Elizabeth Fraser with Bernard Butler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxKyfPR5nls
MARY ANN JOOS SINGS "THE MOON SHINES BRIGHT ON CHARLIE CHAPLIN" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNB5YD6tjgk
Those Charlie Chaplin Feet – 1915, Arthur Collins And Byron Harlan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEjKmkHQ1bM
Charlie Chaplin Let Us All Unite ( with lyrics ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb60J5dnW-w
Sing along with Chaplin - Nonsense Song (Titine) from Modern Times – Lyrics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqd1ar5_7qw


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Mar 21 - 12:08 PM


CULLODEN
16 April, 1746 Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) was defeated at the Battle of Culloden


Deánta- (singer- Mary Dillon). - "Culloden's Harvest"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtnPquqI3Bk
Runrig - Fae Hymn for Culloden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJTL3Fd-U9Y
Jacobite Rebellion Song (1745) "Welcome Royal Charlie" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6gOcXrvmtg
Ye Jacobites by Name https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEDy3vEX8Ms>BR> Ye Jacobites by Name - Moonrakers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P0tvHbb-yU


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Mar 21 - 11:41 AM


PAUL REVERE
18 April,1775 At the start of the War of American Independence, US patriot Paul Revere rode from Charleston to Lexington, warning people that British troops were advancing.

”On April 18 of '75, hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.


Midnight Ride of Paul Revere - Razzle Bam Boom (Mark Beckwith and Obediah Thomas)  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dKJ75F3tj8


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Mar 21 - 06:23 PM

a>
Nine (pop) titles from The Cavan Project http://www.thecavanproject.com/songs-about-april/

1. “April Sun In Cuba” by Dragon  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE7RJuR9dj0
2. “April 29, 1992 (Miami)” by Sublime  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ddaTlS2kT0
3. “April After All” by Ron Sexsmith  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYD-DIggB2k
4. “April Lady” by Smile  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuX_t10LOvk
5. “April Come She Will” by Simon & Garfunkel  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYD-DIggB2k
6. “April Showers” by Proleter  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv3bdsome4U
7. “April’s Song” by Real Estate  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTA_9Dst4-Q
8. “April Skies” by The Jesus And Mary Chain  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pchGKkTs5o
9. “April In Paris” by Frank Sinatra  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeKC0vxCc_w

+ More pop
Early April Morning by Brendan James https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L33IGm4nrp4
Pieces of April - Three Dog Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JA1XAmzbnw
Al Jolson April Showers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Z0odJJj00
Count Basie April In Parishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCmcoZktZG4
Mel Tormé When April Comes Again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ48CqWjPmM
Pat Boone - April Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=von9jW-_eqI
Johnny Flynn In April https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeYfmRZO4mI
Dionne Warwick The April Foolshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuNMlfYvmuc
April Fool Soul Asylum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qni4Aa4g_Y
Dean Martin April Again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PsjmLttee4


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Mar 21 - 06:34 PM


APRIL QUEEN
Jon Boden April Queen  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayr7oESLvqI


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Mar 21 - 06:19 AM


25 April, 1599 Birth of Oliver Cromwell, republican leader in the English Civil War, Lord Protector of England 1653-8.

THE BALLAD OF OLIVER CROMWELL
Oliver Cromwell by Monty Python   -Wikipedia info   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Cromwell_(song)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ1yPz14LrU
Oliver Cromwell by Monty Python  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ1yPz14LrU


OLIVER CROMWELL LAY BURIED AND DEAD

Oliver Cromwell Lay Buried and Dead , Vivien Ellis , Tim Laycock-The Broadside Band  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LftVPA4AmSc

Oliver Cromwell Lay Buried and Dead Lyrics  http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/songs/796.html
English Folksong: Oliver Cromwell (Nursery Rhyme from Suffolk) (arr. Britten)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4fllaxedk4


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 09 Mar 21 - 09:00 AM

NARROW BOATS TO TOW
© Barry Goodman 2008

has a verse

And as I walk the towpath on a glowing April morning,
The brasses on my harness flashing brightly in the sun,
I think about those horses who by fortune’s fickle calling
Are taken far away to pull a gun.


thread.cfm?threadid=113151#3957087


You can see the music and hear the tune played here :     http://www.waterwaysongs.info/narrowboats_to_tow_tune.htm


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Mar 21 - 06:34 PM


    25 April the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings at at Anzac Cove in 1915,

AND THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA
Wikipedia: song info
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_the_Band_Played_Waltzing_Matilda
Eric Bogle - The Band Played Waltzing Matilda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnFzCmAyOp8
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda by the Dubliners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq0fF6oY6I4
Liam Clancy - Band Played Waltzing Matilda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFCekeoSTwg
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Live) · Joan Baez) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmCHm-sxNxA


Gallipoli (the song for the ANZAC Centenary) - Adam Dunning & ChanCé     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX9MfaRWBrA
Old Gallipoli's A Wonderful Place.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQnp6PlA79k


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 10 Mar 21 - 06:10 PM

One April Morning; Sisters Jane and Amanda Threlfall released a notable version as April Morn on their 2002 CD Gown of Green WBCD 002. They recorded it again on their 2007 CD Revisited WBCD 003.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Mar 21 - 03:17 AM


Pieces Of April-Three Dog Night    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FrbAow3LtY&list=RD-hotMw70-6M&index=3


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Erich
Date: 11 Mar 21 - 05:27 AM

There is a song simply called "April" from "Arky's Toast" LP From the Half Moon to the Rising Sun, Greenwich Village GVR 212, 1979.

It is also on the CD "Maypoles to Mistletoe" Leader, LERCD2092.

It's also sung by "Jolly Jack" as "April Song" (CD "Seasons, Cermonies & Rituals" Fellside, FTSR 5

Also:
20th of April, Oysterband
April 1918, Steve Byrne
April Friend, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
April Morning ('twas on one April Morning, Young Men are false): Folly Bridge, June Tabor, Wilsons, Lou Killen, Norma Waterson, Tony Rose, Cyril Tawney, Pilgrim's Way
The April Fool Tape: Nicols/Swarbrick (Cropredy Box)
When April came to Rhymney:

April Friend · James Fagan · Nancy Kerr · Colin Fletcher    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6g-4wandPU
When April came to Rhymney, Poem by Idris Davies set to music by Gerhard Obwegeser    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRz_PiQhAoU


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 13 Mar 21 - 12:19 PM


7 April, 1739 Highwaymen Dick Turpin, was hanged at York.
TURPIN HERO
Ewan MacColl -Turpin Hero    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0UA2UjJYbU
Eliza Carthy - Turpin Hero     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BObQG71tIX8
Brian Peters: Turpin Hero   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TXeHHqtBbo
Shirley Collins, Dolly Collins - Turpin Hero   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06ZP__V4J4c


DICK TURPIN’S RIDE TO YORK
Dick Turpin's Ride to York · John Graham Donaldson   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMpEw4CnlTg


BONNIE BLACK BESS
Bonnie Black Bess · Margaret MacArthur   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJqSVqz2nMg
American Folk Music (CA): My bonny black Bess    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1htoFKOr7hs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJqSVqz2nMg
fresnostate.edu folklore ballads
    http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/LL09.html

The Ballad of Dick Turpin-Freddie and The Dreamers    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km0FXujoiig
Gallant Dick Turpin Part 1 & 2 · George Formby   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTHKrGuXlFg


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 20 Mar 21 - 08:44 PM

ST GEORGE’S DAY
23 April. St George’s Day : Patron Saint of England.
Waterson:Carthy - St George  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVBcDaZGxdg
Mainly Norfolk: info   https://mainlynorfolk.info/john.kirkpatrick/songs/saintgeorge.html
MUDCAT:What songs for St. George's Day?     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=46861


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: JHW
Date: 22 Mar 21 - 06:27 AM

Still over a week to go.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Mar 21 - 07:31 PM


20th OF APRIL

Thanks for your suggestion, above, Erich. Here is a link 20th of April - Oysterband   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifk4Yfo6LrE


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Karen Impola
Date: 23 Mar 21 - 09:55 PM

APRIL MAY
Lou and Peter Berryman, of Madison Wisconsin, have a song called "April May". April = name of month, and May = verb, in this instance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xC4NVcMujg

The February sun it didn't
turn the lawn to mud but April May
The warmer wind of March it didn't
bloom a single bud but April May
There are little lumps of February
down behind the bed
Winter wasn't wonderland like
everybody said
March it didn't melt away the
blizzard in my head but April May

Full lyrics can be found by scrolling down here: https://www.louandpeter.com/files/212287/lyricsx-ysnh.pdf


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 24 Mar 21 - 04:21 AM


Blue click link to lyrics given above by GUEST,Karen Impola - https://www.louandpeter.com/files/212287/lyricsx-ysnh.pdf


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Mar 21 - 06:25 AM


CAPTAIN COOK
28 April,1770    English naval explorer James Cook arrived in Botany Bay, Australia.
Song for Captain Cook · Phil Garland   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyTjsf_ncuk
The Ballad of Captain Cook   https://www.folksong.org.nz/captain_cook/index.html
The Ballad of Captain Cook    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz9jY-uls1g
The Song About Captain Cook · Peter Combe   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP8IZfmCWvc


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 29 Mar 21 - 06:28 PM

One April Morning features in the first message. Here is a link to a different Mudcat thread discussing that song:
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=107721#2731981

Thanks Felipa I have copied and pasted your message at the top of this thread where the other links for this song are grouped


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Apr 21 - 07:10 AM

April 24, 1916 The first day of the Easter Rising in Dublin.


THE DYING REBEL
Chorus
My only son was shot in Dublin,
Fighting for his country bold,
He fought for Ireland,and Ireland only,
The harp the shamrock,green white and gold “


The Wolfe Tones - The Dying Rebel    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGlk1FTUN_Y

Lonnie Donegan - My Only Son Was Killed in Dublin (The Dying Rebel)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEuBzNEpPsk

MUDCAT: Lyr Add: The Dying Rebel    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=111789

IRELAND UNFREE
Ireland Unfree · The Wolfe Tones   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YllWwt0m6eY

WHO FEARS TO SPEAK OF EASTER WEEK
Brendan Behan - Who Fears to Speak of Easter Week   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ6xr26uwSA

GRACE
Grace - Jim McCann    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMf6IyJI0e4


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Apr 21 - 09:14 AM

WALTZING MATILDA
April 6th is Waltzing Matilda Day

Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqtttbbYfSM
The Seekers - Waltzing Matilda    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7exgYn-BuYI
Kylie Minogue - Waltzing Matilda    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmEnymAMBR8

Wikipedia Song Origins Info    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltzing_Matilda


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Apr 21 - 06:35 PM


GREEN GROW THE RUSHES
”Eight for the April Rainers.

The Spinners 'Green Grow The Rushes O'    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZldyI0-OqM
Guitar: Green Grow The Rushes Ho (Including lyrics and chords)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR1-iwtih8k
Green Grow the Rushes-O (Traditional, after Roberts & Barrand)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjht2xQripM


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Apr 21 - 05:27 PM

April Showers - Al Jolson (1921)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Z0odJJj00
It's April After All by Ron Sexsmith (1998 BBC Session)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4yAageqJoY


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: mg
Date: 05 Apr 21 - 12:23 AM

moonshine can
red velvet by ian tyson


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Apr 21 - 06:36 AM

LYRA MCKEE
18 April 2019
Lyra McKee was shot during rioting in the Creggan area of Derry.
The Young’uns have a song about this called “Lyra McKee”, but I have not found any on-line lyrics or recordings yet.???


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 Apr 21 - 10:25 AM

Mr Cooney wrote 14 songs for the theatre piece - Rising Up Peterloo 2019 - seven about the events of 1819 and seven about 2019. His song about Ms McKee was among those eventually chosen and performed.

The song's lyrics include the lines: "Was early early in the spring/ All the birds did sweetly sing/ They changed their notes from tree to tree/ And they sang for Lyra McKee".

Mr Cooney said the producers behind the Peterloo show posted a video of his song about Ms McKee, sung by Lucy Farrell, Jim Molyneux and Sam Carter, on YouTube. Lyra McKee


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 06 Apr 21 - 12:29 AM

This is a song I wrote for the April song swap of the Paint Creek Folklore Society of Rochester (near Detroit), Michigan (not sure what year it was, maybe 1996 or 97). We have a theme every month and it was "April Fool". I'd had an idea in mind for weeks without having time to sit down and try to write anything, but the drive to the meeting took about 20 minutes, so I composed it in my head as I drove there. (Don't think I'd be able to do it all in my head now, sadly!)

APRIL FOOL

© ~1997 Vikki Appleton Fielden

Come sit ye down beside me and hear my sorry tale
And if you have a mind to, you might purchase me an ale
Me heart is sick and weary and me pride is hurtin' bad
And if you listen, you will hear the time that I have had.

    Chorus:
    And there's no fool like an April fool
    I thought I'd learned me lessons
    But now I'm back in school
    And there's no fool like an April fool
    So I'll just drink and sit and think
    How love can be so cruel.


Now I was just a fool for love -- I guess I lost me head
But she was young and pretty and she winked at me and said
Come sit ye down beside me and we'll have a drink or two
Her charms were irresistible... what else was I to do?

Chorus

We passed a lovely evening there and when she asked me in
I knew that luck was with me (or perhaps it was the gin)...
The next thing I remember I was lyin' in the street
Without a stitch of clothing or the shoes upon me feet.

Chorus

So now, your Honour, here I stand, and now I comprehend
Not every lass who smiles at you is bound to be a friend
So if you'll take a tip from me concernin' lovin's game
Don't trust a girl who tells you, Sir, that April is her name...

For there's no fool like an April fool (etc.)


Note: Sometimes I start the chorus with "And" instead of "For", usually on verse 3.

Sorry, no link to a video, but if anyone would like an mp3 with the melody, PM me.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: JHW
Date: 08 Apr 21 - 02:24 PM

'The winds of March all blown away the April skies show fair'
FARNDALE DAFFODILS - Graeme Miles

'Ronnie me lad thi ship is noo leavin
An t convoy is headin for Arctic seas
April without thee is past beleivin
Already there's leaves on our wych-elm trees'
RONNIE - Dorothy Una Ratcliffe

'...though snow is still seen on the moorlands
And winds are companioned by hail
Yet April the year's fortune teller
Is gypsying right up the dale'
APRIL IN WENSLEYDALE - Dorothy Una Ratcliffe

Both Dorothy Una Ratcliffe lyrics set by Brian Bedford and sung by Artisan


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 08 Apr 21 - 03:42 PM

'I'LL REMEMBER APRIL' - it's a standard. Frank Sinatra, Julie London, Miles Davis and lots more. If you like a bittersweet, rueful-yet-happy/sad feel, this "you loved me once in April" is for you!

Frank Sinatra "I'll Remember April"     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pepYluyez4k


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Apr 21 - 08:04 AM

THE BALLAD OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

‘It was in the month of April '68,
In the Delta land he met a soldier's fate.
He fought to his last breath and he died a hero's death,
And he wore the black pyjamas of the People's NLF.’

Barbara Dane - Ballad of the Unknown Soldier   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBETzjoNKeI


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Apr 21 - 05:16 PM


THE BALLAD OF THUNDER ROAD

    ’It was on the first of April, Nineteen-Fifty-Four
    The Federal man sent word he'd better make his run no more.
    He said "200 agents were covering the state;
    Whichever road he tried to take they'd get him sure as fate."


Robert Mitchum sings The Ballad of Thunder Road    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdwUpxkfSJw >
The Charlie Daniels Band - Ballad of Thunder Road    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX8WKD_WndI
Jim and Jesse - Ballad of Thunder Road   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKP6_8-QA1s
The Ballad of Thunder Road · R.B. Morris   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TknmCfwxN3o
Ballad of Thunder Road · The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brk8-vMvn8w


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Apr 21 - 08:32 AM


SOMETIMES IT SNOWS IN APRIL
Sometimes It Snows In April · Prince    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikZgBhSMSUM


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