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Acceptable folk months

Splott Man 11 Mar 05 - 03:22 AM
YorkshireYankee 10 Mar 05 - 10:39 PM
Snuffy 28 Feb 05 - 08:03 PM
GUEST,Lara 28 Feb 05 - 04:18 PM
My guru always said 28 Feb 05 - 03:42 PM
Allan C. 28 Feb 05 - 03:26 PM
SINSULL 28 Feb 05 - 02:55 PM
SINSULL 28 Feb 05 - 02:42 PM
SINSULL 28 Feb 05 - 02:41 PM
greg stephens 28 Feb 05 - 03:38 AM
Pauline L 28 Feb 05 - 12:58 AM
GUEST,DMcG 27 Feb 05 - 11:15 AM
GUEST,Leadfingers 27 Feb 05 - 10:18 AM
greg stephens 27 Feb 05 - 09:29 AM
DMcG 27 Feb 05 - 02:54 AM
Liz the Squeak 27 Feb 05 - 02:31 AM
Uncle_DaveO 26 Feb 05 - 05:13 PM
Liz the Squeak 26 Feb 05 - 05:13 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 26 Feb 05 - 03:16 PM
GUEST,whiterainbow 26 Feb 05 - 02:10 PM
GUEST,Joe_F 26 Feb 05 - 11:11 AM
MBSLynne 26 Feb 05 - 10:47 AM
Mudlark 25 Feb 05 - 10:26 PM
SINSULL 25 Feb 05 - 09:30 PM
GUEST 25 Feb 05 - 09:24 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 25 Feb 05 - 07:52 PM
Willa 25 Feb 05 - 06:17 PM
Willa 25 Feb 05 - 06:11 PM
Charmion 25 Feb 05 - 05:22 PM
Uncle_DaveO 25 Feb 05 - 03:20 PM
Uncle_DaveO 25 Feb 05 - 03:17 PM
GUEST,leeneia 25 Feb 05 - 02:25 PM
Les from Hull 25 Feb 05 - 02:12 PM
Mary Humphreys 25 Feb 05 - 12:28 PM
GUEST 25 Feb 05 - 12:23 PM
Noreen 25 Feb 05 - 12:20 PM
Sooz 25 Feb 05 - 12:12 PM
breezy 25 Feb 05 - 11:57 AM
sian, west wales 25 Feb 05 - 11:51 AM
Mary Humphreys 25 Feb 05 - 11:47 AM
Kevin Sheils 25 Feb 05 - 11:39 AM
GUEST 25 Feb 05 - 09:45 AM
Ethan's Granny 25 Feb 05 - 09:36 AM
GUEST 25 Feb 05 - 09:35 AM
Ethan's Granny 25 Feb 05 - 09:07 AM
GUEST,ICULATING MADLY 25 Feb 05 - 08:56 AM
GUEST,Elfcall 25 Feb 05 - 08:48 AM
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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Splott Man
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 03:22 AM

Twas the week before Easter - March this year
(Or should that be the week before Miskin?)

May crops up in Willy Moore

Tunes - The 8th of January, First Day of August (translated from the Welsh)


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 10 Mar 05 - 10:39 PM

"She went down last October..." (Mary Ellen Carter)

October Roses


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Snuffy
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 08:03 PM

Didn't Wolfgang (or someone) start a thread with links to a site attempting to give songs for every day of the year? I can't seem to find it here.


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: GUEST,Lara
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 04:18 PM

I went to Blaydon Races, twas on the 9th of June


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: My guru always said
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 03:42 PM

January's almost over, February comes soon...


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Allan C.
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 03:26 PM

In March it is mud, it is slush in December
The midsummer breezes are loaded with dust
In fall the leaves litter, in muddy September
The wall paper rots and the candlesticks rust


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 02:55 PM

September Songs

http://supersearch.mudcat.org/@NewSSResults


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 02:42 PM

See you in September
See you when the summer's through...


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 02:41 PM

Try to remember a finer September...


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 03:38 AM

Sorry, I didnt spot the Battle of Alma in September when I flicked through. Very good then, we have all months covered.


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Pauline L
Date: 28 Feb 05 - 12:58 AM

Eighth of January

Try to remember the kind of September (not really folk)

Shine on, shine on harvest moon
Up in the sky
I ain't had no lovin' since
January, February, June, and July
(Do I get four points for this?)

A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam
Born on the fourth of July


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: GUEST,DMcG
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 11:15 AM

Sorry, greg, you've lost me. The Battle of Alma is in the DT, (on the 20th September; they only set sail on the 18th I see). Was my reference to this disqualified under the Mornington Crescent Sunday closing rule?


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: GUEST,Leadfingers
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 10:18 AM

Main cat is down - we have been thrown out of Mudchat three times in the last hour, so I am reading the forum !!
Lets add Flanders and Swann - All the months again 'A Song of the Weather' -January brings the snow etc !!


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: greg stephens
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 09:29 AM

Well, I think liz the Squeak is right. September is missing from the list we have so far(leaving out any songs which set out to mention all the months of the year specifically). I have no doubt, however, that Masato Sakurai or some similar person will soon be round to point out half a dozen September songs.


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: DMcG
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 02:54 AM

Liz: The Battle of Alma inspired a couple for 18th September.


All: A much more challenging feat is to see how much of the calendar you can fill. We have a few above

18th September - Battle of Alma
11th November - Martinmas
4th August - Greenland Fisheries

.. and so on. I'd been on Mudcat a couple of months when I suggested we try to make a calendar covering every day if we could and, as often happens when you say something like that, was immediately told it had already been done.


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 02:31 AM

Lammas or loaf mass, celebration of the bread made from the first of the harvest... usually early to mid August.

Another little threadkilling fact.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 05:13 PM

Charmion corrected me, saying:

And those muir men -- if I remember correctly, it's Lammas tide (beginning of August) when they get their hay in. Martinmas is in the middle of November.

Mea culpa, mea culpa! That's what I get for dumping half-remembered bits into threads. Lammastide it was!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 05:13 PM

Martinmas is 11th November - that being the saints' day. There is often a little spell of good weather around this time, known as St Martin's summer, so called, to commemorate the burial procession at Tours, when the trees blossomed and the flowers bloomed.

Ellan Vannin tragedy occurred in December....

It looks like September is the least mentioned month..... not a lot seems to happen then....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 03:16 PM

"Sovereignty is the polite, old fashioned name for totalitarianism"

I think Not! No co-relation between the two.

Sovereignty is the short way of expressing the desire to determine your own fate, and not be ruled by outsiders. Totalitarianism is a purely internal style of government.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: GUEST,whiterainbow
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 02:10 PM

They took us jolly sailor lads a fishing for the whale
On the fourth day of August in 1864 bound for Greenland,
we set sail.....

And then there's.....

High on the storm torn coast of Iceland, February 68
Ross Clevland out of Hull lay hiding,
with anxious eyes, her skipper waits..

These songs are more to do with the sea, but never mind, they still mention months.

WR


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 11:11 AM

May we hope that Abby Sale will weigh in with his Happy/Happy? file?

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Sovereignty is the polite old-fashioned name for totalitarianism. :||


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: MBSLynne
Date: 26 Feb 05 - 10:47 AM

Fair Maids of February.
Andy Barne's "Turn turn you seasons turn" mentions October.

As I racked my brains, I came up with a lot of pop songs with months in too....
"January, sick and tired you've been hanging on me..."
"It might as well rain until September"
"It was the third of June another sleepy dust Delta day...."

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Mudlark
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 10:26 PM

The cuckoo is a pretty bird, she warbles as she flies
And she never hollers cuckoo til the 4th day of July


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 09:30 PM

March 29th, Nineteen and ten
The little brig Daisy did sail...

On the 3rd of June Billy Jo McCallister jumped off the Kallahatchie bridge.

I'll leave now


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 09:24 PM

What a bloody stupid, navel gazing thread!


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 07:52 PM

On the first day of June 18 hundred and six ("The Irish Rover") brings the year into the equation. Since Dave Goulders' "January Man" covers all the months, I think we need to know whether there are any years in say the last 200 that don't get into a song.

Discuss!

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Willa
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 06:17 PM

...and 'My love is like a red red rose' (June)


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Willa
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 06:11 PM

There are a couple of songs about the Peterloo massacre (August)


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Charmion
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 05:22 PM

It was on the twenty-third of June, the day before the fair,
And Ireland's sons and daughters were all assembled there.
The young, the old, the brave and the bold came to sport and thrill,
There were curious combinations at the fair of Spancil Hill.

And those muir men -- if I remember correctly, it's Lammas tide (beginning of August) when they get their hay in. Martinmas is in the middle of November.


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 03:20 PM

And Woodie Guthrie's great dust storm song:

On the fourteenth day of April Of 1935
There came the worst of dust-storms that ever filled the skies."


Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 03:17 PM

"It fell about the Martinmas,
When muirmen win their hay...."

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 02:25 PM

in the moon of winter-time, when all the birds had fled


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Les from Hull
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 02:12 PM

Mary - March was the month to sail for the Greenland Fishery. The ice would be clearing from the fishing grounds by the time you got there. It wouldn't work so well in the southern hemisphere.


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 12:28 PM

The Welsh cuckoos certainly seem to like the same months, even when they transfer to the Southern hemisphere:
Fy amser i ganu yw Ebrill a Mai
A haner Mehefin, chi wyddoch bob rhai

My time for singing is April & May
And half of June, as everyone knows.....
Y Gwcw Fach Lwydlas, from Wladfa ( Patagonia) Argentina
Mary


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 12:23 PM

"April is in my mistress' face"
Keep it clean please


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Noreen
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 12:20 PM

Great minds....: Songs for each month


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Sooz
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 12:12 PM

April come she will (derived I think from an old English madrigal called April is in my mistress' face)


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: breezy
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 11:57 AM

To welcome in the May -o

september in the rain

....come she will


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: sian, west wales
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 11:51 AM

There's a Welsh one that knocks off a whole springtime in one swell foop:

Blodau'r flwyddyn yw f'annwylyd
Ebrill, Mai, Mehefin hefyd ...

My love is all the flowers of the year
April, May, June also ...

siân


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Mary Humphreys
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 11:47 AM

Twas 1824, March the 18th day - Greenland Whale fishery.
On the 23rd of March, my boys, we hoisted our topsail- The Whale catchers
Do whaling & March always go together, I wonder?
Mary


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 11:39 AM

October winds lament around
The Castle of Dromore


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 09:45 AM

There is a folk song I have heard containing the line "All in the month of February", but I can't remember what it's called or who I heard do it!
I know I didn't dream it.
I suspect it may have been Bob Fox.

muppitz x


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Ethan's Granny
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 09:36 AM

You're allowed to have music in your office? All we get is the hum of computers - and each other singing bits of anything that floats around the ether and catches in our vocal cords (or should that be "vocal chords"?). At the moment mine all tend to be Spiers and Boden - usually Prickle Eye Bush which doesn't mention any discernable time of year.


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 09:35 AM

Hi Ethan's Granny - I finally worked it out after switching off the other music in my office and Spiers and Boden were exactly what I had in mind. I then had to put it on of course - thanks anyway.

Elf


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: Ethan's Granny
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 09:07 AM

Hello Elfcall. It's Copshawholme Fair - the version floating round in my head is by Spiers and Boden!


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: GUEST,ICULATING MADLY
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 08:56 AM

Seriously, are there ANY months that DON'T get a mention?


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: GUEST,Elfcall
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 08:48 AM

I suppose 18th of June is mentioned in most 'Waterloo' songs likewise October 21st for Trafalgar.

Elf


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: GUEST,Elfcall
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 08:44 AM

Ethan's Granny - pls put me out of my misery which song do your lyrics come from?

Elfcall


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 08:43 AM

On Raglan Road
of an August day
I saw her first and knew


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Subject: RE: Acceptable folk months
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 25 Feb 05 - 08:41 AM

Near Bannbridge town , in the County Down
One morning last july


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