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'Song of the Month' for my kids - June

27 May 19 - 08:47 AM (#3994149)
Subject: 'Song of the Month' for my kids - June
From: GUEST,Sos the Rope

Hello again! I got my fancy new account and then forgot how to use it.

So here's my update from the first request, here:

First stab

I was a bit disappointed with the single offering for June (Blaydon Races?!) so I did a bit of very strenuous legwork and found these:

https://mainlynorfolk.info/copperfamily/songs/roseinjune.html

http://glostrad.com/darling-miss-kitty/

https://www.vwml.org/roudnumber/1202

...and 'eres the new fangled video thingies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No2qRfevZg8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vtKb4r_HCo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgZZ7z0JERM

You'll notice there's at least 3 different ways of murdering this song, none of which overlap 100% and all of which seem to have fairly different tunes. Result!


27 May 19 - 09:41 AM (#3994165)
Subject: RE: 'Song of the Month' for my kids - June
From: FreddyHeadey

A Tree Song \ Oak and Ash and Thorn - Kipling \ Bellamy

...Sing Oak and Ash and Thorn, good Sirs
(All of a Midsummer's morn)!
Surely we sing of no little thing,
In Oak and Ash and Thorn!...

https://mainlynorfolk.info/peter.bellamy/songs/atreesong.html


27 May 19 - 11:11 AM (#3994181)
Subject: RE: 'Song of the Month' for my kids - June
From: Reinhard

Rosebuds in June a.k.a. The Sheep-shearing (Roud 812)


27 May 19 - 01:01 PM (#3994202)
Subject: RE: 'Song of the Month' for my kids - June
From: GUEST,henryp

Midsummer Carol
Source; Songs of the West by S. Baring-Gould
Words and tune collected from William Aggett, an old crippled labourer at Chagford, Dartmoor, Devon, 1870

'Twas early I walked on a midsummer morning,
The fields and the meadows were decked and gay,
The small birds were singing, the woodlands a-ringing,
'Twas early in the morning, at breaking of day,
I will play on my pipes, I will sing thee my lay!
It is early in the morning, at breaking of day.

http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/songs/505.html


27 May 19 - 03:53 PM (#3994238)
Subject: RE: 'Song of the Month' for my kids - June
From: Nigel Parsons

From BBC's Singing Together:
Midsummer Song

Cheers
Nigel


28 May 19 - 11:46 AM (#3994310)
Subject: RE: 'Song of the Month' for my kids - June
From: GUEST,henryp

The Eighteenth Day Of June

On the eighteenth day of June, my boys, eighteen hundred and fifteen,
Both horse and foot they did advance; most glorious to be seen,
Both horse and foot they did advance and the bugle-horn did blow
And the sons of France we made to dance on the plains of Waterloo.