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Any March Songs?

20 Feb 21 - 05:28 PM (#4094025)
Subject: Any March Songs?
From: GeoffLawes




Can you suggest any songs associated with the month of March (A) Any songs with March in the title (B) Any songs with a March date given in the lyrics (C) Any songs referring to an event that is known to have occurred in March 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.


20 Feb 21 - 09:30 PM (#4094051)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GUEST,Jerome Clark

MARCH WINDS GONNA BLOW MY BLUES ALL AWAY
recorded by the Carter Family on December 11, 1934. Though nominally written by A. P. Carter and his friend Leslie Riddle, it is essentially a collection of floating blues verses. Riddle, who was Black, not only collected songs with Carter but supplied him with blues material A.P. may not have heard otherwise.


Carter Family-March Winds Gonna Blow My Blues All Away
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcIs4pwOl0g
BR>Carter Family Songs Lyrics & Chords http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/carterfamilysongs/march_winds_gonna_blow_my_blues_.htmMarch wind's goin' to blow my blues all away
Sun's gonna shine in my back door some day
Sun's gonna shine in my back door some day
Sun's gonna shine in my back door some day
March wind's goin' to blow my blues all away

Low down foreman, dirty engineer
Low down foreman, dirty engineer
Low down foreman, dirty engineer
Stole my gal, left me standin' here

Sun's gonna shine in my back door some day
Sun's gonna shine in my back door some day
Sun's gonna shine in my back door some day
March wind's goin' to blow my blues all away

My mama told me long years ago
Never to marry no girl that I know
Spend all your money, wear out your clothes
What will become of you, God only knows

Sun's gonna shine in my back door some day
Sun's gonna shine in my back door some day
Sun's gonna shine in my back door some day
March wind's goin' to blow my blues all away,'


21 Feb 21 - 05:26 AM (#4094089)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: JHW

I always made do with 'A bold fusilier came marching down through Gloucestershire'.


21 Feb 21 - 06:00 AM (#4094094)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: Long Firm Freddie


WATERS OF MARCH (Águas de Março)
is a Brazilian song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Jobim wrote both the English and Portuguese lyrics.
In 2001, "Águas de Março" was named as the all-time best Brazilian song!

Waters of March - Susannah McCorkle
LFF


21 Feb 21 - 06:36 AM (#4094099)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: Reinhard

(A) March in the title:

THE WHALE CATCHERS
Mainly Norfolk info
https://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/thewhalecatchers.html

"On the twenty-third of March, my boys,
We hoisted our topsail,"


Bert Lloyd - The Whale Catchers  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAu-qZRUsr4
Martin Carthy - The Whale Catchers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZMU-tDZOKY
Peter Bellamy-The Whale Catchers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehJe-DzjsXk
The Critics Group-The Whale Catchers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1TN1yAVUcc

(B)  March in the lyrics:

HANGING ON FOR THE RAIN
Mainly Norfolk info
https://mainlynorfolk.info/danny.spooner/songs/hanginonfortherain.html Hangin' on for the Rain (Ann Infante):
The wise men flew in to the farms cracked and parched,
Said the drought wouldn't end till this time next March.
HENRY THE POACHER /WILD AND WICKED YOUTH/VAN DIEMAN’S LAND
Mainly Norfolk info 
https://mainlynorfolk.info/peter.bellamy/songs/henrythepoacher.html
'Twas at the March assizes, at the bar we did appear;
Henry The Poacher · Harry Coxhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVtuVUqmiaE
Henry the Poacher · The Young Tradition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHPyDbe7nKs
THE LAKES OF PONCHARTRAIN
Mainly Norfolk info 
https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/thelakesofpontchartrain.html.
It was on one fine March morning I bid New Orleans adieu

The Lakes of Pontchartrain - Paul Brady 1977  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad8RVexRUoQ
Aoife O'Donovan and The Moonlighters perform "The Lakes of Pontchartrainhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=IAX2VGgAGQA&feature=youtu.be

(C) March events:
KINMONT WILLIE(Roud 4013; Child 186)
Mainly Norfolk info 
https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/kinmontwillie.html
"On 17 March 1596, a truce-day was held in the Borders" (booklet notes)
Ross Kennedy -Kinmont Willie  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gb7zBGK7vc
Kinmount Willie (Child 186) - Willie Beattie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaOUxY7-5kw


21 Feb 21 - 07:25 AM (#4094107)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: Nigel Parsons

Be Kind to your Web-Footed Friends
Based on a March by SOUSA.


21 Feb 21 - 11:22 AM (#4094153)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GUEST,Annette Knightly


'On March the 6th in '63 we sailed from Queenstown quay',
DOWN ERIN'S LOVELY LEE
A song related to the Fenian rising in Ireland in the 1860's.
One version is on a 2008 c.d.by Jimmy Crowley and Mairtin de Cogain: SOLDIERS SONGS

Jimmy Crowley and Mairtin De Cogain Down Erins Lovely Lee  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se8fi8wMG6Q
Erin's Lovely Lee · Willie Clancy   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhu3VwAaUnk
Erin's Lovely Lea · John Lyons   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OInUzpJM2C4


21 Feb 21 - 09:52 PM (#4094206)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: Mrrzy


LES EAUX DE MARS
I have Les eaux de mars by Moustaki, in French. No idea it was Brazilian!

Georges Moustaki - Les eaux de Mars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxMjenL4k-g

Ce sont les eaux de Mars dans ton cœur tout au fond


21 Feb 21 - 11:03 PM (#4094219)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: cnd

see this thread: https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=159320


21 Feb 21 - 11:06 PM (#4094220)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: cnd

On second thought, I'm not sure what that song's relations to March are or why it was titled "a new old song for March 17th" -- so disregard the previous link!


22 Feb 21 - 01:04 AM (#4094223)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: Joe Offer

And I , of course, will sing "We Are Marching to Pretoria."


22 Feb 21 - 01:38 AM (#4094224)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: The Sandman

lakes of Ponchertrain


22 Feb 21 - 08:53 AM (#4094271)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: Nigel Parsons

Battle hymn of the republic?


23 Feb 21 - 08:56 AM (#4094433)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GeoffLawes

6(pop)Songs About March, from http://www.thecavanproject.com/6-songs-march/

1. “March Madness” by Future https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf5TahxXoNM
2. “Late March, Death March” by Frightened Rabbit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF3KA7RM_Bg
3. “March 23” by Confession https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4w_42T2BRs
4. “March” by Basement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB2LdXDJOZY
5. “Ides Of March” by Silverstein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN9KTkHCawI
6.“The Waters of March” by Susannah McCorkle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa2kuAYOpBE

+ 2 more

7.Melancholy March by Julie London   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGDpihaBatg
8. Fifth Day Of March by Novembers Doom  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF8_5H_5hjM


23 Feb 21 - 10:10 AM (#4094445)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: Reinhard

The re-formatting of my posting from 21 February makes it ugly and unreadable, plus the HTML code is buggy. You may well add another posting where you process data that I submit, but leave my postings alone and don't mutilate them!


23 Feb 21 - 11:06 AM (#4094457)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: Ged Fox

A brave new Ballad of Admiral Collingwood (died 7th March 1810)
to be sung by his countrymen to the Anti-gallican
else to Humpty Dumpty or what you will.

Our country calls us all to arms,
To keep us safe from French alarms; repeat
Then let us all her voice obey-
For King and Collingwood haste away.
Haste away, haste away,
For King and Collingwood haste away.

The noblest family on the Tyne
Is scarce more famed than Collingwood’s line;
In Newcastle he first saw the day
And soon to sea did haste away

The Preston bark of noble fame
Resounded soon to Collingwood’s name
At Bunker Hill he walk’d ashore,
We’re Collingwood’s lads for ever more

The fever coast of fort San Juan
Could not harm our Northumbrian
Great Nelson’s friend e’er since that day
And his right hand in each affray.

Off Ushant under Black Dick Howe
The Barfleur fought the battle through.
We trounc’d the Frenchies where they lay
That first of June, that Glorious day

At Cape St Vincent brave Sir John
Gain’d victory against the Don
Such a fight we had on Valentine’s Day
We made the Spaniards haste away

At Trafalgar first in the fray,
And last to leave at end of day.
Santyana sail’d in bright array
‘Til Cuddie claw’d her stern away.

Lord Collingwood of high renown
Lived once in famous Morpeth town
Now in St Paul’s his corpse doth lay
By Nelson’s ’til the Judgement Day!

JSMF 2005



Thanks Ged Fox,another song on the same topic is "Cuddy" , a modern song written about Collingwood by Pete Wood which is to be found at the Collingwood Society website https://collingwoodsociety.co.uk/collingwood-archive/

CUDDY

He was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne
Soon sailed on a ship of the line
With Roddam and Braithwaite he learnt his trade
Northumbrians all they were made
Preston and Portland his ships in the west
Fighting the French and the rest,
He was made lieutenant at Bunker Hill
And Geordies remember him still

Chorus
Cuddy’s the boy for me
Yes Cuddy’s the man at sea
Fighting the French where’er they be
Cuddy’s the boy for me

At the glorious first of June
Barfleur had sails in full tune
Flag Captain Collingwood fought with renown
But Bowyer and Howe took the crown
At St Vincent the Spanish came on
He took two of their ships in the van
He dismasted the greatest vessel they had
Santissima Trinidad

Whilst Nelson went chasing the French east and west
Cuthbert kept watch on the rest
Keeping the Spanish from putting to sea
For month after month on his lee.
The enemy fleets they made way
Two columns were formed on that day
The weather with Nelson in Vict-or-
But Collingwood led with the lee

So swift was the brave Collingwood
That he was the first to taste blood
The Sovereign fired the very first shot,
And withstood the Spanish onslaught
Then after Nelson was gone,
Cuddy the battle had won
The prizes were lost, as the storm did rage
But he saved the fleet of the age

After Trafalgar he ailed
Ne’er again to England he sailed
They made him a Lord and a medal of gold
But “We need you at sea” he was told
Yes was a son of the Tyne
Was buried with Nelson his friend of renown
But for Geordies he takes the crown

© Pete Wood 2010. www.petewood.co.uk



TRAFALGAR’S BATTLE

There is another song , an older ballad about Collingwood called Trafalgar's Battle
Roud Number:V20191 and the lyrics can be seen here
http://ballads.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/static/images/sheets/05000/02801.gif
Has anyone found on-line recordings of any of these Collingwood songs because I have not?


25 Feb 21 - 08:56 AM (#4094777)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GeoffLawes


There are many events listed with dates for March on this site https://www.historyplace.com/specials/calendar/march.htm
Does anyone know about songs for any of these events which have not been included in our thread ?


25 Feb 21 - 09:16 AM (#4094780)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GeoffLawes

BOSTON MASSACRE SONG
by Evan Seurkamp
https://evanseurkamp.bandcamp.com/track/boston-massacre-song

The Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770 Wikipedia info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Massacre


26 Feb 21 - 10:55 PM (#4095085)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GUEST,Lin

A children's song called, "The Month of March"/Calendar song for Kids by
Jack Hartman.

Really cute little song!!


27 Feb 21 - 04:03 AM (#4095093)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GUEST

This one?
The Month of March | Calendar Song for Kids | Month of the Year Song | Jack Hartmann  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ05Pdq1QXE


27 Feb 21 - 04:41 AM (#4095097)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: Acorn4

Mister Moonshine


28 Feb 21 - 02:37 PM (#4095350)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: JHW

1st of March is St. David's Day. My singing teacher had me doing David of the White Rock from Benjy Britten's 'Folk Song' collection. Never considered singing it out anywhere.
>
DAVID OF THE WHITE ROCK
Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock) - Siobhan Owen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FGgioIgESw
Dafydd Y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lemqAXxFXE
David of the White Rock · Paul Robeson   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXbPdaeD_yA


28 Feb 21 - 06:58 PM (#4095394)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GeoffLawes


THE ALAMO

March 6, 1836 - Fort Alamo fell to Mexican troops

Marty Robbins - Ballad Of The Alamo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eyu3OIn5A00
Tex Ritter - Remember The Alamo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6MhZgdYhdc


02 Mar 21 - 04:52 AM (#4095643)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: JHW

Thanks for the Paul Robeson link. My dad was a bass and Paul R. a favourite of us both. Didn't know he sang that.
Singing teacher was determined I could be a tenor but admitted I think that I was baritone, so sometimes a bass, sometimes a tenor.


02 Mar 21 - 07:04 PM (#4095744)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GeoffLawes


8 Mar. 1702   Anne became Queen of England.
 
OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY


Chorus “Queen Anne commands and we obey,
Over the hills and far away.”


Mainly Norfolk info    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/martin.carthy/songs/overthehills.html
Over the hills and Far away/ O'er the Hills by Martin Carthy    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsqZuk5nEn0
Over The Hills And Far Away (Traditional)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bs07OvqXp4
Traditional English Song - Over the Hills and Far Away (17th century)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZBXF_uRL1I


03 Mar 21 - 12:50 PM (#4095873)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GeoffLawes

19 Mar.1834 Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, were sentenced to seven years’ transportation to Australia for forming a trade union.
TOLPUDDLE MAN
Tolpuddle Man · Graham Moore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-taOpMyFis
Tolpuddle Man · Roy Bailey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trvBfzbppD4
Tolpuddle Man- Farrell Family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbYVXfsjnts

Mudcat: Lyr Req: Tolpuddle Man (Graham Moore) /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=44198
Mudcat: Tolpuddle Martyrs, any songs? /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=29983

THE SONG OF THE TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS
The Song of the Tolpuddle Martyrs · Joe Stead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k09_mZLUQUA

THE OATH
By Graham Moore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnCDDqQTbic


03 Mar 21 - 06:38 PM (#4095918)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GeoffLawes


4 March 1918: 'Spanish' flu strikes and kills 100 million

The 1919 Influenza Blues · Essie Jenkins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y_7B1cCvjk
The Flu Pandemic is a song written and performed by The Flying Fish Sailors from Houston, TX.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV938U4Y96w%3C%2Fa


04 Mar 21 - 11:56 AM (#4096024)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GeoffLawes

20 March. 1917 Vera Lynn was born in London

Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsM_VmN6ytk
Vera Lynn The White cliffs of Dover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5aeClRY4kA
Vera Lynn - I'll Be Seeing You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsfbp5aEAQE
Wikipedia info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Lynn


09 Mar 21 - 10:08 AM (#4096830)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp

Was on one bright March morning, I bid New Orleans adieu...

The Lakes of Pontchartrain by Paul Brady and Andy Irvine 1977 - just sublime!

Pontchartrain


11 Mar 21 - 05:52 AM (#4097128)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GeoffLawes


THE WATERS OF MARCH

Waters of March-Oscar Castro-Neves   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kKwubZ8B_M


16 Mar 21 - 02:14 PM (#4097945)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GeoffLawes


WYATT EARP

March 19, 1848 Wyatt Earp the Wild West lawman and gunfighter,was born.

Johnny Cash - The Ballad of Wyatt Earp   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKr2h-ik9h0
Hugh O'Brian - Legend Of Wyatt Earp (1957)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB4R1x8IyKo


22 Mar 21 - 06:39 PM (#4098792)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GeoffLawes


THE KERRY RECRUIT

        “One morning in March I was digging the land”

Lyrics from genius.com    
https://genius.com/The-dubliners-the-kerry-recruit-lyrics
Luke Kelly The Kerry Recruit     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkqK72W-HLk
The Corrie Folk Trio --- The Kerry Recruit    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c36RkjlxLi0


23 Mar 21 - 09:26 PM (#4098991)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GUEST,Karen Impola


GREENLAND WHALE FISHERIES

The action of
Greenland Whale Fisheries happens on a day of March. The version in my head, which I think is from Judy Collins and Theodore Bikel, has it as March 18th, 1800-something. The version in the database here has it as March 17, 17-hundred-and-84.


23 Mar 21 - 09:28 PM (#4098992)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GUEST,Karen Impola

I appear to have messed up the link, but it's here on Mudcat if you search for it.



Fixed. ---mudelf


24 Mar 21 - 07:04 PM (#4099127)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GeoffLawes


Thank you   GUEST,Karen Impola - Singers of 'The Greenland Whale Fisheries'seem to choose a variety of calendar dates (and years ) . Most sing “the 18th day of June” as I discovered in the JUDY COLLINS & THEODORE BIKEL recording that you mention.
JUDY COLLINS & THEODORE BIKEL ~ The Greenland Whale Fisheries     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A79-0mYkbJA       Thanks for finding a version to add to the March tally of songs.

I shall put this tip 'behind my ear' and perhaps roll it out for the June version of this thread.


24 Mar 21 - 07:35 PM (#4099131)
Subject: RE: Any March Songs?
From: GeoffLawes


Here are the Pogues singing "In eighteen hundred and forty six on March the eighteenth day”
Greenland Whale Fisheries - The Pogues    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtdnJBQyQJU

Judy Collins sang that it was in 1863

Kimbers Men also set it in March ”In 1844 on March the 18th day”
Kimber's Men - Greenland Whale Fisheries    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icHiXcdoa5c

And The Dubliners also sing ”In 1844 on March the 18th day”
The Greenland White Fisheries · The Dubliners     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZNU1lUPfwU


And “ In 1846, on March 18th day”
Ger Loughlin - Greenland Whale Fisheries     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7VlQGYixvo

"It was eighteen hundred and thirty four,on March the thirteenth day”
The Greenland Whale Fishery · A. L. Lloyd    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubH8OB6P8Ls