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Subject: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Feb 21 - 08:52 AM

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      -Joe Offer-



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.

Directly below is an alphabetical index of the titles collected in this thread. If a title in this index is blue then by clicking it you should be jumped to the section of the thread in which most of the discussion and links for that title occur. If you just want to add a new post to this thread use one of the the “post” buttons to jump to the end of the thread. I shall sometimes rearrange “late” posts to group them with their appropriate main area of discussion so that they are not overlooked.
When I add to someone’s post I make this clear by doing so beneath an orange lone like those above and below .

Regards, GeoffLawes


INDEX OF FEBRUARY SONGS

ABSENT MINDED BEGGAR (THE)
ABE LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY
AMERICAN PIE by Don McLean
ARF A PINT OF ALE
AS I LAY ME DOWN by Sophie B Hawkins
BALLAD OF JOHN AXON (THE)
BALLAD OF PATTY HEARST, (THE) and other songs about her
BALLAD OF THE ALAMO (THE)
BALLAD OF THE STUDENTS’ SIT IN
BALTIMORE FIRE
BANJO PATERSON SONGS
BATTLE HYMN OF THE NEW SOCIALIST PARTY
BATTLESHIP OF MAINE(THE)
BELLE STARR by Emmylou Harris
BELLE STARR by Michael Martin Murphey
BELLE STARR written by Woody Guthrie, sung by Pete Seeger
BIG FAT WOMAN   by Jim Croce
BIG FAT WOMAN   by Lead Belly
BIG GIRL YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
BLACK FOX (THE)
BLACK HEARTED GYPSIES O
BLACK JACK DAVEY
BLACK JACK DAVID
BLOOD SPORTS
BLOW THE MAN DOWN
BONNY EARL OF MORAY (THE)
BOLD PRINCESS ROYAL (THE)
BRIGHID’S KISS
CANDLEMAS CAROL by Steve Ashley
CANDLEMAS EVE/ CANDLEMAS EVE CAROL
CHANGE IS GONNA COME (A)
CHRISTMAS IN FEBRUARY
CLAYTON BOONE
COCKLE PICKER'S DAUGHTER (THE)
COLD DAYS OF FEBRUARY
COMMUNIST MANIFESTO (THE)
COSTER'S PONY (THE)
DARK SKINNED DAVY
DAVY LOWSTON
DERWENTWATER’S FAREWELL
DICK WITTINGTON
DON’T STOP ME ‘ARF A PINT OF BEER
DOWN THE ROAD
EDISON’S MEDICINE
‘E DUNNO WHERE ‘E ARE
EIGHT MEN FROM HULL
ENGLAND’s HAPPINESS IN THE CROWNING OF WILLIAM AND MARY
ESSEX’S FAREWELL
EVOLUTION GIRL
FAIR MAIDS OF FEBRUARY
FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS
FAT GAL
FAT GIRLS MATTER
FAT LADY (THE)
FAT LADY OF THE CIRCUS
FAT WOMAN
FEBRUARY
FEBRUARY BLUES
FEBRUARY BRINGS THE RAIN
FEBRUARY SKIES
FEBRUARY SONG
FEBRUARY 3rd
FEBRUARY SEVEN
FEBRUARY WIND by Stephen Speaks
FETHARD LIFEBOAT DISASTER (THE)
FIRE IN THE BELLY
FLOWERS OF MANCHESTER (THE)
FOREVER WORKS FOR ME
FOUR CHAPLAINS
FOURTEENTH OF FEBRUARY (THE)
FOXTROT TALLY HOEDOWN
GABHAIM MOLTA BRIGHDE
GENERAL TAYLOR    aka   CARRY HIM TO HIS BURIAL GROUND
GOLDEN DUSTMAN (THE)
GROUNDOG
GYPSY DAVEY
GYPSY LADDIE
GYPSY ROVER
HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THIS FUNKY DAY
HERE'S TO TOM PAINE
HERE WE COME A-SHROVING
HYMN TO SAINT BRIGID
I CAN’T FIND BRUMMAGEN
IF IT WASN'T FOR THE 'OUSES IN BETWEEN
I NEED A FAT GIRL (FATTIE FATTIE)
I'M GOING TO SETTLE DOWN
INION A' BHAOILLIGH
INVOCATION TO ST BRIGID
ISLE OF CLERKENWELL (THE)
IT'S A GREAT BIG SHAME
I WANT A BIG FAT WOMAN
JANUARY FEBRUARY
JARAMA VALLEY
JERSEY LILY
JOHNNY FAA
JUST LIKE TOM PAINE'S BLUES
LADIES OF THE CANYON
LADY AND THE GYPSY (THE)
LEAP YEAR BLUES
L &N DON’T STOP HERE ANYMORE (THE)
LILY THE PINK
LINDBERGH
LINDBERGH, THE EAGLE OF THE USA
LINDY COMES TO TOWN
LONDON IN FEBRUARY
LONESOME DEATH OF HATTIE CARROLL (THE)
LOVE AT THE FIVE AND DIME
LOVE ME, I'M A LIBERAL
LUCKY LINDY
MAGGIE MAY
MALCOLM X
MALCOLM X SONGS
MARIUPOL     by John Murphy
MARY'S RHAPSODY
MASSACRE OF GLENCOE
MERIAH
MORE SONGS ABOUT THE MASSACRE OF GLENCOE
MRS CARTER
MUNICH AIR DISASTER 1958
MY LOVE IS A RIDER( BUCKING BRONCO)
MY SWEETHEART WENT DOWN WITH THE MAINE
NATURE’S MADE A BIG MISTAKE
NEVER INTRODUCE YOUR DONAH TO A PAL
NEW PERJARMA HAT (THE)
NICE QUIET DAY (A) (The Postman's Holiday)
NO PASSARAN! -The Jack Atkinson Story
OAKHAM POACHERS (THE)
ON MORECOMBE BAY
ON THE 23rd OF FEBRUARY
ON THE MASSACRE OF GLENCOE     Walter Scott lyrics and Beethoven arrangement
ON THE ROCKS
ORIGIN OF SPECIES
OUR PRETTY LITTLE VILLA DOWN AT BARKIN’
PANCAKE DAY
PANCAKE SONG
PAVEMENT ARTIST (THE)
PEARL BRYAN
PICTURES OF LILY
PLAZA DE TETUÁN (THE)
PUBLICAN (THE)
RAGGLE TAGGLE GYPSY (THE)
RAWTENSTALL ANNUAL FAIR
RED COAT RIDE
RED FLAG (THE)
REMEMBER THE ALAMO
REMEMBER THE MAINE
REYNARD THE FOX
RODDY McCORLEY
SABOTEUR’S SONG (THE)
SAD FEBRUARY aka THE LAIRSFIELD DISASTER by Graeme Miles
SEVEN YELLOW GYPSIES
SHACKLETON
SONG FOR CHARLIE DONNELLY
SONG OF WEATHER (A)
SONGS ABOUT BELLE STARR
SONGS ABOUT DARWIN AND DARWINISM
SONGS ABOUT FAT WOMEN
SONGS ABOUT FLOYD COLLINS
SONGS ABOUT JACK ATKINSON
SONGS ABOUT LILY LANGTRY
SONGS ABOUT THE BATTLE OF THE ALAMO
SONGS ABOUT THE MASSACRE OF GLENCOE
SONGS ABOUT RONALD REAGAN
SONGS ABOUT THE UKRAINE WAR
SONGS ABOUT UPPER CLASS WOMEN RUNNING OFF WITH GYPSIES
SONGS ABOUT 29th FEBRUARY
SONGS AGAINST FOX HUNTING
SONGS SUNG BY GUS ELAN
SONGS SUNG BY HARRY H. CORBETT
SONGS WITH LYRICS BY CICELY FOX SMITH
SOME SMALL CRIME
SPIKE MILLIGAN SONGS
ST. BRIGID'S FIRE
SUSAN B ANTHONY SAYS VOTE!
SWEETER THAN THE FLOWERS
THREE SCORE AND TEN
TOMBSTONE BLUES
TOM PAINE'S BONES
TRAWLER GAUL (THE) by Richard Grainger
TRIMDON GRANGE EXPLOSION (THE)
TRINITY BAY DISASTER (THE)
UKRAINIAN NOW   by  John McCutcheon and Tom Paxton
VALENTINE’S DAY
WAIT TILL THE WORK COMES ROUND
WE SING A SONG TO BRIGID
WILTSHIRE SHROVING SONG
YOUR BABY HAS GONE DOWN THE PLUGHOLE
ZAY GEBENTSHT, UKRAYNE     ( BE BLESSED, UKRAINE)
24th FEBRUARY
29th FEBRUARY

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
MUDCAT Origins: Bold Princess Royal (Song) /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=137861&messages=22#top


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
Don McLean On The Meaning Of ‘American Pie’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwRuInx6fSU


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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

Link to CANDLEMAS EVE/ CANDLEMAS EVE CAROL posted below


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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
Link to 24th FEBRUARY posted below


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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"
MUDCAT:St Brigid's Feast Day
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=17574&messages=42


INION A' BHAOILLIGH aka O'Boyle's Daughter

Bhí mé oíche taoibh 'stigh Fhéil' Bríde
Ar faire thíos ar a' Mhullach Mhór
'Gus tharlaigh naí domh a dtug mé gnaoi daoi
Mar bhí sí caoíúil lách álainn óg
Sí go cinnte a mhearaigh m'intinn

English Translation
I was on the night of the Feast of St. Brigid,
Watching down on Mullaghmore
And a child happened to me who gave me a kiss
Because she was kind, beautiful, young,
She certainly confused my mind


'Claire Nic Ruairí, Iníon a' Bhaoilligh   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJs6-XeiW_M
Marie Ní Chearúil Mhic Niallais - Iníon an Bhaoilligh    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjGW-xuM5S8

Link to post below about ST BRIGHID’S DAY SONGS


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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 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
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
MUDCAT: Origins: Baltimore Fire..a 'new' old verse....     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=457&messages=32#reply


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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
MUDCAT:Origins: On Morecambe Bay (Kevin Littlewood)    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=101407

LINK to the post below of GUEST,henryp, the songwriter


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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

SONGS ABOUT CHARLES 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.

LINBERGH EAGLE OF THE USA   by Vernon Dalhart 1927    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q54VvSVk7f4
Lindbergh (The Eagle of the U.S.A.) On Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindbergh_(The_Eagle_of_the_U.S.A.)
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
LINDY COMES TO TOWN-Al Stewart     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!"

Remember The Maine-Lyrics    
http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/songster/60-remember-the-maine.htm

THE BATTLESHIP OF MAINE
The Battleship of Maine · The New Lost City Ramblers    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBTxVLqnadA

MY SWEETHEART WENT DOWN WITH THE MAINE
Traditional Music.co.uk LYRICS    
http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/My_Sweetheart_Went_Down_With_the_Maine.htm
’Once I had a sweetheart, noble, brave and true,
Fearless as the sunrise, gentle as the dew,
We had loved and waited, he had named the day,
We were pledged to wed each other in the month of May.'


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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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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Aug 21 - 05:44 PM


JARAMA VALLEY

The Battle of Jarama took place from 6–27 February 1937

Jarama Valley - Pete Seeger and the Almanac singers    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTDzjYNJZ0Q
Many recordings of Jarama Valley on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=JARAMA+VALLEY+
Jarama Valley (song) From Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarama_Valley_(song)


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Alan Day
Date: 27 Nov 21 - 06:54 PM

I have written a tune called THE COCKLE PICKER'S DAUGHTER
and the first verse starts
It was a cold wet morning in February
When I first met a girl from the Thames Estuary.


A bit risque but I can write it out if anyone is interested.
Al


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Nov 21 - 10:19 AM

Yes, Alan Day , Let us have a look! Any recording of your song?


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Alan Day
Date: 30 Nov 21 - 09:02 AM

Here it is Geoff
Not a good recording but it demonstrates the tune which is a bit of fun.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTzlRckT08c&t=120s Al


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,Diolch
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 12:47 PM

Another Shrove Tuesday song, from Wales.

https://museum.wales/collections/folksongs/?id=30
Clickable tune on website

PANCAKE SONG

Woman of the house and good family,
Please may I have a pancake ?
Mother is too poor to buy flour
And Father too lazy to work.
Please may I have a pancake ?
My mouth is dry for want of a pancake.
If there is no butter in the house
Put a large spoonful of treacle,
And if there is no treacle in the house
Give a terribly large pancake.
Terribly, terribly.

Collected 9.10.64 from Williams (postman, b. 1899), Sarn Mellteyrn, near Aberdaron, Caernarvonshire.

Probably more of these around if you search for "pancake" in traditional song archives.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,Diolch
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 02:31 PM

Less traditional, but including the recipe, Steve Ashley's song PANCAKE DAY from his Family Album (Revisited - or original).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZt395XoJkk


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 04:18 PM

THE 24th FEBRUARY which celebrates the Battle of Cadiz which took place in December
The 24th of February · Ian Giles   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyfKcXGGp_0

On the 24th of February (Sea Shanty) - ShamrockDragon7    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsCNrZ6kIBI
The 24th of February - The Motley Crew     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS1sctyJJpY
Battle of Cádiz (1669) from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_C%C3%A1diz_(1669)
MUDCAT: Royal Oak/Turkish Man of War/Cpt Mansfield's Fight     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=136851#3127838
MUDCAT Lyr Add: 25th of February. /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=148349

Link to 23rd OF FEBRUARY posted below
Link to ON THE 23rd OF FEBRUARY posted above by henryp


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 05:09 PM

5 February 2004 The Morecambe Bay Cockling Disaster
Morecambe Bay by Maggie Holland   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXEolE3WMXE

I wrote the song in 2004 in the wake of the cockle-picking tragedy in Morecambe Bay. The tune I took from the Australian convict ballad ‘Moreton Bay’, initially because the resonance of the titles (I’d heard Moreton Bay sung many times in years past, mostly by Fred Wedlock). It was only when I started singing it that I realised the tune was originally from Ireland, usually called Boolavogue. Recorded by John Vick at Finiflex, Edinburgh, February 2005.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 06:46 PM

Thank you Guest henryp, your fine song is already posted above entitled "On Morecambe Bay".
Link to ON MORECOMBE BAY posted above


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs? re St Brigid
From: Felipa
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 07:37 PM

more lyrics in honour of Saint Brigid

GABHAIM MOLTA BRIGHDE https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=142413

sung by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dNRPcPpeI4

HYMN TO SAINT BRIGID     https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=46884#3355452 - The second song posted on 23 Apr 2002

MORE AT MUDCAT THREAD Lyr Req: songs about St. Brigid:
Manx INVOCATION TO ST BRIGID - Breeshey, Breeshey, tar gys my hie,...
WE SING A SONG TO BRIGID
ST. BRIGID'S FIRE


Link to earlier post on ST BRIGHID’S DAY SONGS

MUDCAT:St Brigid's Feast Day
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=17574&messages=42


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 07:43 PM

There is a Mudcat thread for Songs for Groundhog Day but all it comes up with is this GROUNDOG song, which is discussed more fully at
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=16150#2223742


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Jan 22 - 08:51 AM

Some Groundhog Day related songs given here   Groundhog Day (musical) -From Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day_(musical)


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Jan 22 - 06:32 PM

THE RED FLAG

On 15 February, 1906 British Members of Parliament elected under the auspices of the Labour Representation Committee decided to take the name The Labour Party. The Labour Party adopted the Red Flag as its official anthem.

Wikipedia: The Red Flag    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Flag
Many recordings of " the Red Flag " on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=THE+RED+FLAG


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Jan 22 - 06:50 PM

BATTLE HYMN OF THE NEW SOCIALIST PARTY

Battle Hymn of the New Socialist Party · Leon Rosselson   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVtt60RxAQ0
Lyrics for Battle Hymn of the New Socialist Party    https://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/song-midis/Battle_Hymn_of_the_New_Socialist_Party.htm


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Jan 22 - 05:03 AM

TOM PAINE'S BONES

February 9, 1737 Tom Paine, English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist was born

Wikipedia:Thomas Paine   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Paine

In 1995, the English folk singer Graham Moore released a song called Tom Paine's Bones on an album of the same name. The song has since been covered by a number of other artists, including Dick Gaughan, Grace Petrie and Trials of Cato.

Various recordings of Tom Paine's Bones on on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Tom+Paine%27s+Bones+on+on+YouTube+
Mainly Norfolk, Lyrics & Info for Tom Paine's Bones     https://mainlynorfolk.info/roy.bailey/songs/tompainesbones.html


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Jan 22 - 05:07 AM

HERE'S TO TOM PAINE
Many recordings of Here's to Tom Paine   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22Here%27s+to+Tom+Paine%22+


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Jan 22 - 05:14 AM

MUDCAT:Lyr Add: Reformer of England, Tom Paine    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=102061


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 18 Jan 22 - 03:52 AM

SHACKLETON

February 15,1874 explorer Ernest Shackleton's birthday.

Wikipedia: Ernest Shackleton    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Shackleton

"SHACKLETON"- Tingley Turner    https://www.reverbnation.com/tingleyturner
MUDCAT: Shackleton Antarctic Expedition: Songs?/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=53113
Early Recording of "The Ballad of Tom Crean"    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7Gs2pjpJvs


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 20 Jan 22 - 05:15 AM

JUST LIKE TOM PAINE'S BLUES
Just Like Tom Paine's Blues · Graham and Barbara Dean   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi2atZalZKk&list=OLAK5uy_kGcMT5mU6K-CmburqV3GNZkoSmnb0Gjl4&index=8

Link to TOM PAINE'S BONES & HERE'S TO TOM PAINE posted above


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 21 Jan 22 - 07:22 PM

29th of February 1892, The Trinity Bay Disaster, Newfoundland,Canada.

THE TRINITY BAY DISASTER
Trinity Bay Disaster · Joe Don West    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvuyk0dyV3o


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,Diolch
Date: 31 Jan 22 - 10:47 AM

CANDLEMAS EVE/ CANDLEMAS EVE CAROL is the setting of a Robert Herrick poem, Ceremonies for Candlemas Eve, to a Basque melody adapted by Edgar Pittman.

Mudcat:
/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=1064

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEhAKY-yUvw

Youtube tune only: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reGzEFTQfuk

I heard someone (sorry, can't remember who or where) perform this in a session recently and it worked well in folk style.




Candlemas Eve · John Roberts, Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig & Steve Woodruff     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc-Ifw-Hy_I
Candlemas from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlemas
Link to posting above of CANDLEMAS CAROL by Steve Ashley


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 22 - 06:02 AM

COLD DAYS OF FEBRUARY - The Incredible String Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR87AOPHVBw


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Feb 22 - 04:43 PM

MARY'S RHAPSODY

8 Feb,1587 Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded on the orders of her cousin England’s Queen Elizabeth I.

Mary’s Rhapsody    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCZjd11GB0A


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 20 Feb 22 - 12:18 PM



BANJO PATERSON SONGS

February 17th,1864- Birthday of Banjo Paterson

Wikipedia : Banjo Paterson    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banjo_Paterson
MUDCAT: Happy! – Feb 17 (A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson)   /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=88878&messages=7
Banjo Paterson songs on Youtube   
https://www.google.com/search?q=banjo+paterson+songs+youtube&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB775GB775&ei=aFQSYteAAYSA8gLLjozgCg&oq=%22Banjo%2


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 21 Feb 22 - 04:36 PM

MALCOLM X SONGS

Malcolm X was assassinated 21 Feb. 1965

I don't know the songs about him; none in the "folk" genre that I know of.
https://www.lyrics.com/lyrics/Malcolm%20X


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 21 Feb 22 - 04:56 PM

Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come" could do as song to commemorate Malcolm X. https://variety.com/2021/music/opinion/sam-cooke-a-change-is-gonna-come-civil-rights-black-history-month-1234900231/

A CHANGE IS GONNA COME
Sam Cooke

I was born by the river, in a little tent
Oh, and just like the river
I've been running ever since

It's been a long
A long time coming
But I know a change gonna come
Oh, yes it will

It's been too hard living
But I'm afraid to die
'Cause I don't know what's up there
Beyond the sky

It's been a long
A long time coming
But I know a change gonna come
Oh, yes it will

I go to the movie
And I go downtown
Somebody keep telling me
Don't hang around

It's been a long
A long time coming
But I know, a change gonna come
Oh, yes it will

Then I go to my brother
And I say, brother, help me please
But he winds up, knockin' me
Back down on my knees

Oh, there been times that I thought
I couldn't last for long
But now I think I'm able, to carry on

It's been a long
A long time coming
But I know a change gonna come
Oh, yes it will

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Sam Cooke

Miriam Makeba sang:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrN6fOJqwZ0:

MALCOLM X

Everybody seems to be preaching revolution
But no one ever seems to show appreciation
To that man over there who brought about a new generation
Yes to that man who brought about a new Black nation

Do you remember Malcolm?
Do you remember him, Malcolm?
Yeah brother, Malcolm
Don't you know he was a great man?
Oh yeah hmm
Ooh yeah

He tried to keep a people away from oppression
I say from day to day Malcolm lived for liberation
Until that man with a gun took away his devotion
He left his wife and kids without protection

Do you remember Malcolm?
Do you remember him, Malcolm?
Yeah brother, Malcolm
Don't you know he was a great man?
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

It seems life and death seem to go together
But for me in my heart Malcolm will live forever
Especially when I think about the blackness he reflected
I said especially when I think about all that he represented

Do you remember Malcolm?
Do you remember him, Malcolm?
Yeah brother, Malcolm
Don't you know he was a great man?

Oh yeah
I said yeah, yeah, yeah
Do you remember Malcolm?
Do you remember him, Malcolm?
Yeah brother, Malcolm
Don't you know he was a great man?
Oh yeah, hmm yeah, yeah
Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, hmm yeah, yeah

Also in the USA, February is designated BLACK HISTORY MONTH, and there is no shortage of songs you can sing to honour that theme. In Britain and Ireland, Black History Month is celebrated in October rather than in February.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 22 Feb 22 - 12:23 AM

Malcolm X gets a mention in the Phil Ochs song, LOVE ME, I'M A LIBERAL


I cried when they shot Medgar Evers
Tears ran down my spine
And I cried when they shot Mr Kennedy
As though I'd lost a father of mine
But Malcolm X got what was coming
He got what he asked for this time
So love me, love me, love me; I'm a liberal.

Phil Ochs - Love Me I'm A Liberal   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nFvhhCulaw


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Subject: The Fethard Lifeboat Disaster, Ireland 20 Feb 1914
From: Felipa
Date: 22 Feb 22 - 04:01 PM

http://irelandbyways.co.uk/saltees-keeraghs-co-wexford/ "[On 20] February 1914 'The Mexico', a Norwegian barque, ran aground in stormy seas. The Fethard lifeboat was launched, but both vessels were smashed to pieces by mighty waves. Nine of the 14 crew were swept to their deaths; the remaining five joined the eight surviving sailors on the exposed reef , where they remained miserably clinging to rocks while the storm continued unabated.

Several attempts to rescue them were foiled before two brave men, Bill Duggan and Jim Wickham of the Rosslare Fort lifeboat, took a dinghy and ferried the survivors two at a time from their ice cold rocks. The operation needed 6 trips in stormy seas to bring all to safety, but on the second of these, the dinghy was holed. For the remaining trips the sea was kept out by a loaf of bread wrapped in oilskins, plugged into the opening.

The incident is known as THE FETHARD LIFEBOAT DISASTER
There were poems and song composed in the aftermath of the disaster, including
THE FETHARD LIFEBOAT CREW and THE MEXICO

The Fethard Lifeboat Crew sung by Seamus Brogan     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOwIwa0kkQk
The Fethard Lifeboat Disaster from Ireland Calling     https://ireland-calling.com/fethard-lifeboat-disaster/


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Feb 22 - 08:58 AM

THE ABSENT MINDED BEGGAR
28 Feb1900 was the end of the siege of the British garrison at Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa, during the Anglo Boer War. "The Absent-Minded Beggar" is an 1899 poem by Rudyard Kipling, set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan and used to raise money for soldiers fighting in that war.

Wikipedia:The Absent-Minded Beggar   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Absent-Minded_Beggar
The Absent-Minded Beggar (Arr. for 4 Voices and Piano)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52GsSJtri8Q
The Absent-Minded Beggar - Rudyard Kipling & Sir Arthur Sullivan   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTGTsI7W6yU


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Mar 22 - 08:38 AM

27 February 2002 Comedian Spike Milligan died

SPIKE MILLIGAN SONGS
Many Spike Milligan songs on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Spike+Milligan+Top+songs+on+Youtube


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Jul 22 - 06:37 PM

The Massacre of Glencoe took place in GlenCoe in the Highlands of Scotland on 13 February 1692.

SONGS ABOUT THE MASSACRE OF GLENCOE
Massacre of Glencoe from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_of_Glencoe
Massacre Of Glencoe -The Corries     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cPitxtk4m0
The Massacre of Glencoe · Alastair McDonald    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXVhF0NGoR0
Jim McLean song “Ballad of Glencoe”     http://www.rampantscotland.com/songs/blsongs_glencoe.htm

Link to post below MORE SONGS ABOUT THE MASSACRE OF GLENCOE


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Jul 22 - 01:25 PM

THE BALLAD OF PATTY HEARST and other songs about her

February 4, 1974 Patty Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army

The Ballad Of Patty Hearst · Red River Dave    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu_Cjw2goKk
” Patty Hearst“ by Stereo Total     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cInY9Fh8aFQ
“Tania” by Camper Van Beethoven     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hLZstCG-ik
Hey Joe - Patti Smith     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH9KozepiFU
Patty Hearst from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patty_Hearst


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Aug 22 - 10:49 AM

LILY THE PINK

Feb 9,1819 Birth of Lydia Pinkham.Lydia Estes Pinkham (born Estes; February 9, 1819 – May 17, 1883) was an American inventor and marketer of an herbal-alcoholic "women's tonic" for menstrual and menopausal problems, which medical experts dismissed as a quack remedy, but which is still on sale today in a modified form.
Lydia Pinkham from Wikipedia 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Pinkham#References
Lily the Pink (song) From Wikipedia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_the_Pink_(song)
Many recordings of “Lily the Pink " on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+Lily+The+Pink


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Aug 22 - 06:19 AM

SONGS WITH LYRICS BY CICELY FOX SMITH

1 February 1882    Cicely Fox Smith was born in Lymm, Cheshire.

C. Fox Smith from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._Fox_Smith
Many songs with Cicely Fox Smith lyrics on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Cicely+Fox-Smith%2C
MUDCAT: Cicely Fox Smith Songbook Available Now     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=127544
SEA SONGS OF CICELY FOX SMITH - Charlie Ipcar     https://www.charlieipcar.com/songs_of_cfs_sample.pdf


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 17 Oct 22 - 01:18 AM

Greg Brown, HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THIS FUNKY DAY , https://youtu.be/xAJgro7vbH4 has a stanza that goes,

It look like February 19th and November 8th
had an ugly little baby
They're gonna call it "Today"
My face feels like clay
every time I try to grin
and I think I might cry
if I try to grin again.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Oct 22 - 04:10 AM

9 February, 1957 John Axon, an English train driver from Stockport, lost his life while trying to stop the runaway freight train he was driving after its automatic brake pipe fractured. Axon's engine crashed into another freight train, but his brave action saved the lives of of the many children being carried on his train. Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, and Charles Parker created the first of the Radio Ballads, The Ballad Of John Axon, around this story.

THE BALLAD OF JOHN AXON
The Ballad Of John Axon from Songfacts
https://www.songfacts.com/facts/ewan-maccoll/the-ballad-of-john-axon
Script of The Ballad Of John Axon from Charles Parker Archive Trust     https://static1.squarespace.com/static/601d943f3b66f8616eac3746/t/6075f9611d647d0141367ce5/1618344289213/john-axon.pdf
John Axon from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Axon
Radio ballad from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_ballad

Links to the songs sung in The Ballad Of John Axon, on YouTube
1.   Come All You British Loco Men    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qzzZKoZ8Fk
2.  John Axon Was a Railway Man · Ewan MacColl · Charles Parker · Peggy Seeger    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJcqslbDmVA&list=PLbFknnbkaiq1iv1yg8Qm0ItYd84NhLIqD&index=2
3.  The Repair Was Done · Ewan MacColl · Charles Parker · Peggy Seeger    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imOgObZLbmk&list=PLbFknnbkaiq1iv1yg8Qm0ItYd84NhLIqD&index=3
4.   It Was 4 A.M. That Saturday · Ewan MacColl · Charles Parker · Peggy Seeger    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe0LTvJ-vx8&list=PLbFknnbkaiq1iv1yg8Qm0ItYd84NhLIqD&index=4
5.   I May Be a Wage Slave on Monday · Ewan MacColl · Charles Parker · Peggy Seeger    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1vRgEUGIpc&list=PLbFknnbkaiq1iv1yg8Qm0ItYd84NhLIqD&index=5
6.  The Iron Road Road Is a Hard Road · Ewan MacColl · Charles Parker · Peggy Seeger    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6F6a-Wusjc&list=PLbFknnbkaiq1iv1yg8Qm0ItYd84NhLIqD&index=6
7.  Come All You Young Maidens · Ewan MacColl · Charles Parker · Peggy Seeger    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Eamm_M_Ox0&list=PLbFknnbkaiq1iv1yg8Qm0ItYd84NhLIqD&index=7
8.  It Doesn't Matter Where You Come From · Ewan MacColl · Charles Parker · Peggy Seeger    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQUDJfSV4E8&list=PLbFknnbkaiq1iv1yg8Qm0ItYd84NhLIqD&index=8
9.   Steam Train, Steam Train · Ewan MacColl · Charles Parker · Peggy Seeger    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDM0dWw2j3E&list=PLbFknnbkaiq1iv1yg8Qm0ItYd84NhLIqD&index=9
10.  The Rain Was Gently Falling · Ewan MacColl · Charles Parker · Peggy Seeger    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW9BnFnOopQ&list=PLbFknnbkaiq1iv1yg8Qm0ItYd84NhLIqD&index=10
11.  On the 3rd of May 1957 · Ewan MacColl · Charles Parker · Peggy Seeger    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-3mWHSNwv0&list=PLbFknnbkaiq1iv1yg8Qm0ItYd84NhLIqD&index=11
12.  The Engine Had Reached the Distant Signal · Ewan MacColl · Charles Parker · Peggy Seeger     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7xDl09qq7w&list=PLbFknnbkaiq1iv1yg8Qm0ItYd84NhLIqD&index=12
13.   Under the Large Injector Steam-Valve · Ewan MacColl · Charles Parker · Peggy Seeger    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doy0CaAIHcU&list=PLbFknnbkaiq1iv1yg8Qm0ItYd84NhLIqD&index=13


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 18 Oct 22 - 05:13 PM

THE L &N DON’T STOP HERE ANYMORE , by Jean Ritchie, has a stanza that goes,

I used to think my daddy was a black man
With scrip enough to buy the company store
But now he goes downtown with empty pockets
And his face as white as a February snow

Many recordings online. Here's one by Jean Ritchie:
https://youtu.be/x1CNua_KWRM
Other recordings on Youtube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+The+L+and+N+Don%27t+Stop+Here+Anymore+


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Oct 22 - 04:32 AM

PEARL BRYAN

Feb 1, 1896. Discovery of the headless body of Pearl Bryan, killed along with her unborn child by Scott Jackson and Alonzo Walling, near Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Pearl Bryan [Laws F2] from The Ballad Index   
http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/LF02.html
Bradley Kincaid - Pearl Bryan (1929)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQjLeFp7g_Q
Pearl Bryan · Bruce Buckley    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKQdWNcRb54
Many other recordings of “Pearl Bryan “ on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pearl+bryan+song
Pearl Bryan from Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Pearl_Bryan


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Feb 23 - 07:10 AM

CHRISTMAS IN FEBRUARY
Xmas in February - Lou Reed    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zTKnwwJAfU
” Xmas in February “Lyrics from Song Meanings     https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858660256/

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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Feb 23 - 11:06 AM

6th February Birthday of Ronald Reagan.

SONGS ABOUT RONALD REAGAN

"The Ballad of Ronald Reagan" - The Austin Lounge Lizards    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDRnUGdIhCY
Dear Mr. Reagan - The Right Brothers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVb20NaRXDY
If Reagan Played Disco - The Minutemen     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6bDSvSwtZM
Re-Ron by Gil Scott-Heron     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc1flR0LgwY
Ronnie Talk To Russia - Sheree     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGT0VC7NEpk
The Ronald Reagan Song - Mr. Beat     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdM84-3_esY


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Feb 23 - 06:28 AM

FIRE IN THE BELLY from Van Morrison     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4bxHOaptmQ

Got a heart and a mind
And a fire inside
And I'm crazy about you
You, you on your high flying cloud
You, you with the laugh in your eyes
You, you with your hidden surprise
You
Gotta get through January
Gotta get through February


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Feb 23 - 07:31 PM

THE PLAZA DE TETUÁN
The Plaza de Tetuán is a song having its origin in the Spanish-Moroccan war of 1859-1860. The song achieved great popularity on the Republican side during the civil war, 17 July 1936 – 1 April 1939, owing to the participation of Moroccan contingents on Franco's side .

Del día seis de febrero
nos tenemos que acordar.
Entraron los españoles
en la Plaza de Tetuán.

“ La Plaza de Tetuán”, various recordings on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=La+plaza+de+Tetu%C3%A1n+song


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Feb 23 - 02:33 PM

February 1689 The joint reign of William III and Mary II began in the UK. Mary and William were crowned as joint-monarchs in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey on 11 April 1689.

ENGLAND’s HAPPINESS IN THE CROWNING OF WILLIAM AND MARY
Audio recording of “England's Happiness in the Crowning of William and Mary” from The English Broadside Ballad Archive   
http://ebba.english.ucsb.edu/ballad/20880/recording
England's Happiness in the Crowning of William and Mary from Wikipedia.    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England%27s_Happiness_in_the_Crowning_of_William_and_Mary
The Coronation of Mary II and William III from Early Modern British Isles Blog https://publish.illinois.edu/canderson/2015/12/03/the-coronation-of-mary-ii-and-william-iii/#:~:text=As%20we%20know%2C%20Mary%20

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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 10 Feb 23 - 05:51 AM

RODDY McCORLEY
28 February 1800. Roddy MacCorly was executed by hanging near the Bridge of Toome,County Antrim.

Roddy McCorley from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roddy_McCorley
“Roddy McCorley” - Various Recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=roddy+mccorley+song
REMEMBERING RODDY McCORLEY IN SONG, information,yrics and recordings    https://londoncelticpunks.wordpress.com/2019/07/28/remembering-roddy-mccorley-in-song/


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Feb 23 - 04:03 PM

SONGS ABOUT DARWIN AND DARWINISM
February 12,1809 Author and naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was born in Shrewsbury, England. Best known for his work Origin of the Species concerning the theory of evolution.

Charlie Darwin -The Low Anthem    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66SPUQEgEKk
Charlie Darwin by The Low Anthem, from Songfacts    https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-low-anthem/charlie-darwin
Part Man Part Monkey - Bruce Springsteen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faWmZrO8HGg
EVOLUTION GIRL     Double Decker String Band     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_3fXc7_nQg
The Carolina Buddies-My Evolution Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SroCAqw8Q4
Science: Darwin in Song | The New York Times     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrIN8ptMmug


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 12 Feb 23 - 08:45 PM

Chris Smither has a song called ORIGIN OF SPECIES with the stanza,

Well, Charlie Darwin looked so far
Into the way things are
He caught a glimpse of God's
Unfolding plan


https://youtu.be/jOxgiq6c6_E


Mudcat thread, Add: Origin Of Species - Chris Smithers /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=173126&messages=1


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Feb 23 - 06:15 PM

LONDON IN FEBRUARY by Coastal     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7XRq1h7TjY


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 19 Feb 23 - 05:01 AM

GENERAL TAYLOR    aka     CARRY HIM TO HIS BURIAL GROUND

February 22–23, 1847. General Zachary Taylor defeated the Mexican General Santa Ana at Buenavista and thus became a national hero. He was then elected 12th president of the United States from 1849 until his death in 1850.

Many recordings of “ General Taylor” on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=general+taylor+shanty
From Mainly Norfolk: “General Taylor / Carry Him to His Burying Ground”     https://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/generaltaylor.html
Zachary Taylor from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zachary_Taylor
Battle of Buena Vista from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Buena_Vista
MUDCAT - Origins: General Taylor - who was he?   /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=79270&messages=64#310684


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 21 Feb 23 - 07:29 PM

THE 23rd OF FEBRUARY
The 23rd of February    
https://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/23rd_of_February.htm

This song seems to be the same as the song about the Battle of Cadiz called THE 24th FEBRUARY which is posted above by The Sandman
Link to 24th FEBRUARY posted above by The Sandman
Link to ON THE 23rd OF FEBRUARY posted above by henryp


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Feb 23 - 09:21 AM

THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

February 26, 1848 The Communist Manifesto pamphlet was published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It advocated the abolition of all private property and a system in which workers own all means of production, land, factories and machinery. In 1932 the Austro-Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff composed an oratorio of The Communist Manifesto (Op. 82).
Erwin Schulhoff - The Communist Manifesto Op. 82 (1932)   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVW0sjh_gSU
Erwin Schulhoff from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Schulhoff
Erwin Schulhoff from Music and the Holocaust     https://holocaustmusic.ort.org/places/camps/central-europe/wulzburg/schulhofferwin/


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Feb 23 - 06:06 PM

       THE LONESOME DEATH OF HATTIE CARROLL

    February 9, 1963.     Hattie Carroll, a 51-year-old African-American barmaid, was killed at the Emerson Hotel in Baltimore by William Zantzinger.

    The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll - Bob Dylan    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUnNBz_h8-I
    The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lonesome_Death_of_Hattie_Carroll
    Bob Dylan at 80: Why “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll” is his greatest protest song, from Prospect Magazine  by  Ray Monk   https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/arts-and-books/bob-dylan-at-80-why-the-lonesome-death-of-hattie-carroll-is-his-greatest-prote


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Feb 23 - 11:59 AM

27 February 1937 Charles Patrick Donnelly, Irish poet, republican and left wing political activist, was killed at Jarama fighting on the republican side during the Spanish Civil War.
SONG FOR CHARLIE DONNELLY
Charles Donnelly from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Donnelly_(poet)
” Song for Charlie Donnelly”- recording by Manus O’Riordan, from The Irish Traditional Music Archive     https://www.itma.ie/digital-library/sound/unidentified_manus_oriordan


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Mar 23 - 11:33 AM

          FEBRUARY 3rd
    February 3rd - Jorja Smith    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P2AT0Wa_BY
February 3rd - Jorja Smith from genius.com https://genius.com/Jorja-smith-february-3rd-lyrics


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Mar 23 - 05:49 AM

24 February 2022. Russia invaded Ukraine

SONGS ABOUT THE UKRAINE WAR

UKRAINIAN NOW   by John McCutcheon and Tom Paxton and   sung by Peter Yarrow, Bill Miller, Tret Fure, Holly Near, Emma's Revolution, Rebel Voices, Crys Matthews, Carrie Newcomer, Joe Jencks, Christine Lavin with the electric bouzouki playing of Joe Jencks and the piano of McCutcheon.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSwxoJHJ4EI

MARIUPOL    by John Murphy     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQqhQ3t_MeM

ZAY GEBENTSHT, UKRAYNE ( BE BLESSED, UKRAINE) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiMz4F35RsQ

Thanks to Felipa for the above three suggestions which she posted on MUDCAT:Lyr Add, Songs about Ukraine War, where more information may be found    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=171252&messages=11


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 18 Mar 23 - 01:10 PM

AS I LAY ME DOWN Sophie B Hawkins

It felt like Springtime on this February morning
In a courtyard, birds were singing your praise
I'm still recalling things you said to make me feel
All right I carry them with me today now


As I Lay Me Down - Sophie B Hawkins    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq-4vIIJO30
As I Lay Me Down by Sophie B. Hawkins from Songfacts     https://www.songfacts.com/facts/sophie-b-hawkins/as-i-lay-me-down


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Mar 23 - 02:28 PM

February 19, 1878.Thomas Edison patented the phonograph

EDISON’S MEDICINE

Phonograph from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonograph
Edison Machine from The Ballad Index    http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/TNY234.html
Edison’s Medicine (Man Out of Time), song - by Tesla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2zwBRa0YhA

Lyrics of ” Edison's Medicine”, from Song Meanings .Com     https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858535046/
Edison's Medicine from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edison%27s_Medicine


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Mar 23 - 06:28 PM

FEBRUARY SEVEN     - Avett Brothers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYCuH-WauaE&t=10s


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Apr 23 - 11:43 AM

FEBRUARY SONG
February Song - Josh Groban    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEKrPID-PeI


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Apr 23 - 10:02 AM

FEBRUARY SKIES by Wayes Blood     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYCuH-WauaE&t=10s


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 19 Jan 24 - 09:26 AM

February 1, 1960 The Greensboro lunch counter sit in, when four African American students sat down and ordered coffee at a segregated lunch counter inside a Woolworth's store.

BALLAD OF THE STUDENTS’ SIT IN   -   Guy Carawan, Candie Carawan & Eve Merriam    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t8ciXAY1B0
Lyrics as written by Eve Merriam     https://credo.library.umass.edu/view/full/mums312-b151-i334
Information about this variously titled song from 20th Century History Songbook     https://20thcenturyhistorysongbook.com/song-book/race-relations/the-lunch-counter-sit-ins/
Ballad of the Sit-Ins - Sweet Honey in the Rock     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOW8I1k0Jzw
Greensboro sit-ins from Wikipedia   -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensboro_sit-ins


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 24 Jan 24 - 03:04 PM

February 1540 Johnnie Faa, or Faw , was granted a letter under the Privy Seal from King James V establishing his authority over all Gypsies in Scotland . He subsequently gave rise to various songs and ballads about gypsies.

SONGS ABOUT UPPER CLASS WOMEN RUNNING OFF WITH GYPSIES
THE RAGGLE TAGGLE GYPSY    Various recordings of “The Raggle Taggle Gypsy “ on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+Raggle+Taggle+Gypsy
The Raggle Taggle Gypsy from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Raggle_Taggle_Gypsy
JOHNNY FAA    Various recordings of “Johnnie Faa “ on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Johny+Faa+song
John Faa rom Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Faa
BLACK JACK DAVEYVarious recordings on YouTube        https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=BLACK+JACK+DAVEY+song
Mudcat, Origins: What is your favorite Blackjack Davy?     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=165560&messages=23#4184378
SEVEN YELLOW GYPSIES Various recordings on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+%22Seven+Yellow+Gypsie
BLACK HEARTED GYPSIES O     sung by Harry Cox    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQs0lTQHHxY
DARK SKINNED DAVY     sung by Debra Cowan    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paUdfjjHlBY
CLAYTON BOONE    sung by Harry Jackson    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGQAAWjIcnk
GYPSY DAVEY    Various recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Gipsy+Davey
GYPSY LADDIE Various recordings on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gypsy+laddie
GYPSY ROVER     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gypsy+rover+song
THE LADY AND THE GYPSY    sung by John Jacob Niles    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNzOeJ1ZjFA
BLACK JACK DAVID   -  The Carter Family     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyCC1pF-qEA


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 30 Jan 24 - 07:03 PM

February 5, 1848 – February 3, 1889 Lifespan of the American outlaw known as Belle Starr.

SONGS ABOUT BELLE STARR
BELLE STARR written by Woody Guthrie, sung by Pete Seeger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPmekVfoLDk
Lyrics to Belle Starr from Woody Guthrie’s website     https://www.woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Belle_Starr.htm
Mudcat DT Lyrics :Belle Starr (Woody Guthrie)/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=587
Mudcat Thread, Origins: Belle Starr (Woody Guthrie)    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=172872&messages=6
BELLE STARR written by Emmylou Harris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4SxrEVNJgM
BELLE STARR written by Michael Martin Murphey     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euFqZaW9FcU
SOME SMALL CRIME  -  Sissy Spacek & Levon Helm     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhe5HB389UY
TOMBSTONE BLUES   -  Bob Dylan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUUurs9LoXw

Belle Starr from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_Starr


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 31 Jan 24 - 12:01 PM

MY LOVE IS A RIDER ( BUCKING BRONCO),    Lyrics written by Belle Starr    https://politicalfolkmusic.org/blog/belle-starr/my-love-is-a-rider/
Various recordings of “ My Love is a rider” on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=MY+LOVE+IS+A+RIDER(+BUCKING+BRONCO)+


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Feb 24 - 12:38 PM

February 13, 1925   The estimated date of death of cave explorer, Floyd Collins who was trapped in Sand Cave, Central Kentucky and who died before a rescue party could get to him.

SONGS ABOUT FLOYD COLLINS
Various songs about Floyd Collins YouTube
https://www.google.com/search?q=+youtube+the+life+and+death+of+floyd+collins+song&sca_esv=574389216&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB775GB775&
Mudcat thread 'Floyd Collins' recording, not Dalhart /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=40314
Floyd Collins from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Collins


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 07 Feb 24 - 02:13 PM

6 February 1958: Seven Manchester United footballers (the Busby Babes) were killed when their plane crashed in thick snow at Munich airport. An eighth, Duncan Edwards, died 15 days later in hospital. Fifteen other passengers also died.

THE FLOWERS OF MANCHESTER was sent into a folk magazine, Sing, anonymously in October 1958. The words were printed, but no music accompanied it, apart from a note saying it was to the tune of High Germany. It later transpired that the lyrics were actually written by Eric Winter, the editor of Sing. The first known musical recording was by The Spinners, a North-West based folk group, on their album ‘Quayside Songs Old and New’ on an old HMV-CLP1500 educational label issued in 1962. It was recorded at Cecil Sharp house by Peter Kennedy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SMLcO9xnSU
Flowers of Manchester

The song MUNICH AIR DISASTER 1958 by Morrissey holds a deep meaning and tells a tragic story that impacted the world of football. Released in 2004 as a tribute to the victims of the Munich air crash, the song captures the emotional turbulence of the event that occurred on February 6, 1958.

Munich Air Disaster 1958  -   Morrissey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=now4DlVihok


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 07 Feb 24 - 03:54 PM

David Lawrieston (or Lowrieston) was the head of a team of ten sealers set down on Open Bay, an island off the coast of New Zealand, by Captain Bader. Bader set sail for Sydney on 16 February 1810, intending to return to Open Bay to pick up the sealers, but his ship went down with all hands. The sealers were only rescued and returned to Sydney in the last days of 1813.

The song, DAVY LOWSTON , recounts these events. It follows the tune of Sam Hall / Captain Kidd. It has been recorded by Martin Carthy, June Tabor, the Australian group The Roaring Forties, and others.

The folk process has created many variants of the song. Some get the dates wrong, the Captain's name wrong, and all have turned Lowrieston into Lowston. Most say, or imply, that many of the men died on Open Bay, but there is no evidence of this.

I'd encourage anyone interested in the events and/or the song to read Frank Fyfe, The story of David Lowston, a pre-colonial NZ song, available at
https://www.folksong.org.nz/davylows/lowstonfyfe.html

Davy Lowston recording by Martin Carthy and recordings by various others on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=davy+lowston+song


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Feb 24 - 09:54 AM

17 February 1940   Death of Gus Elan English music hall singer and comedian.

Gus Elen from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus_Elen#:~:text=He%20achieved%20success%20from%201891,career%20lasting%20over%20thirty%20years.

SONGS SUNG BY GUS ELAN
IF IT WASN'T FOR THE 'OUSES IN BETWEEN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt4ICgTUyik
IT'S A GREAT BIG SHAME     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enAa2TAQ3wc
A NICE QUIET DAY (The Postman's Holiday) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvc-5Y2rUhU
THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no3DE_HNWAM
NEVER INTRODUCE YOUR DONAH TO A PAL     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2ovyl3xYI8
MERIAH     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7PUGfLISo
ARF A PINT OF ALE     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hplHXmga6zE
DOWN THE ROAD     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZCIISpUqp4
I'M GOING TO SETTLE DOWN     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB4kbfb8gps
‘E DUNNO WHERE ‘E ARE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOgMMYCowOI
THE COSTER'S PONY     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9sFChuyq4o
DICK WITTINGTON     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXQhuYP7-8E
NATURE’S MADE A BIG MISTAKE     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7uG5GqZdd4
MRS CARTER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ8_g4AtiP0
NEW PERJARMA HAT (THE) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lpp4-WHQ9iw
WAIT TILL THE WORK COMES ROUND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQrEmRBN5kw
DON’T STOP ME ‘ARF A PINT OF BEER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwS3uJzKYDk
THE PUBLICANhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OUSNINgaKo
THE PAVEMENT ARTIST    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSUdJy2hWVc
OUR PRETTY LITTLE VILLA DOWN AT BARKIN’     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IOSTLMvvho

YOU ‘AVE MADE A NICE OLD MESS OF IT (full album)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6LgOEc3aow


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Feb 24 - 11:49 AM

12 February 1929   Death of British socialite, stage actress and producer, Lillie Langtry nicknamed "The Jersey Lily". Lillie Langtry was the inspiration for The Who's 1967 hit single "Pictures of Lily", as mentioned in Pete Townshend's 2012 memoir, Who I Am.

Lillie Langtry from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lillie_Langtry
SONGS ABOUT LILY LANGTRY
PICTURES OF LILY
I used to wake up in the morning
I used to feel so bad
I got so sick of having sleepless nights
I went and told my dad

He said, 'Son now here's some little something'
And stuck them on my wall
And now my nights ain't quite so lonely
In fact I, I don't feel bad at all

Pictures of Lily made my life so wonderful
Pictures of Lily helped me sleep at night
Pictures of Lily solved my childhood problems
Pictures of Lily helped me feel alright

Pictures of Lily
Lily, oh Lily
Lily, oh Lily
Pictures of Lily

And then one day things weren't quite so fine
I fell in love with Lily
I asked my dad where Lily I could find
He said, 'Son, now don't be silly'

'She's been dead since 1929'
Oh, how I cried that night
If only I'd been born in Lily's time
It would have been alright

Pictures of Lily made my life so wonderful
Pictures of Lily helped me sleep at night

For me and Lily are together in my dreams
And I ask you, 'Hey mister, have you ever seen'
'Pictures of Lily?'


"Pictures of Lily" from Songfacts
https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-who/pictures-of-lily
"Pictures of Lily"- The Who, from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictures_of_Lily#Meaning_and_origin

JERSEY LILY sung by Anthony James     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_qhq3xmRIg


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Feb 24 - 07:04 AM

February 19, 1982Death of Celesta Herrmann, the American circus fat lady known as Dolly Dimples.
Celesta Geyer from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celesta_Geyer#


SONGS ABOUT FAT WOMEN
THE FAT LADY -  Dennis Massa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPB5EyjwGDA
RAWTENSTALL ANNUAL FAIR   Various recordings on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Rawtenstall+Annual+Fair
BIG FAT WOMAN -   by Lead Belly     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBrLKax0SgI
BIG FAT WOMAN     by Jim Croce     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1pQ4qXnSxU
LADIES OF THE CANYON  -   Joni Mitchell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obRVlFCVlAg
FAT LADY OF THE CIRCUS  -   AquaMunkee https://soundcloud.com/aquamunkee/2016-01a
FAT GIRLS MATTER -   Laa Lee    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1EbP__MPCI
I NEED A FAT GIRL (FATTIE FATTIE)  -   The Heptones     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCPPwiTvtbY
FAT GAL  -   Merle Travis    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiFrVIJj_PI
FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS - Queen    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnjF1O4eH0
I WANT A BIG FAT WOMAN  -  Chick Willis   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eSJePwRQaQ
FAT WOMAN  -  James Payne    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8jto_rHHYQ
BIG GIRL YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL - Mika   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDSK91mUNLU&list=RDAHuBlg0fJaM&index=5


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 13 Feb 24 - 05:18 PM

February 13, 1692 The Massacre Of Glencoe. Thirty eight members of the Macdonald clan were massacred by government troops.

MORE SONGS ABOUT THE MASSACRE OF GLENCOE
Various recordings of
MASSACRE OF GLENCOE     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=massacre+of+glencoe+song

ON THE MASSACRE OF GLENCOE Walter Scott lyrics set to Beethoven's arrangement of a folk melody and performed by The Trio of Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL8KWDREpVc
On the Massacre of Glencoe: Walter Scott lyrics set to Beethoven's arrangement of folk melody, from Music Tales     https://musictales.club/article/massacre-glencoe-walter-scott-lyrics-set-beethovens-arrangement-folk-melody
Link to post above SONGS ABOUT THE MASSACRE OF GLENCOE


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Feb 24 - 12:05 PM

18 February 2005 The Hunting Act 2004, banning fox hunting in th U.K. came into force.

SONGS AGAINST FOX HUNTING
THE BLACK FOX -  Heather Dale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpH-pu0AtRM
BLOOD SPORTS  Style Council https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VErYp4Nfgcg
RED COAT RIDE - Red Shoes     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2lEgv0yXe0
FOXTROT TALLY HOEDOWN - Mobius Loop     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BewVsYiNrA4
REYNARD THE FOX - Julian Cope     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMFTesj7YiM
THE SABOTEUR’S SONG - Jez Lowe    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra-bMcht_Zg

Mudcat: Hunting Protest Songs /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=76149
Hunting Act 2004 from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunting_Act_2004


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Feb 24 - 07:49 AM

February 22, 1879     The first Woolworth store was opened in Utica, New York by Frank Winfield Woolworth. it was named “Woolworth's Great Five Cent Store" .

LOVE AT THE FIVE AND DIME  -  Nanci Griffith    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GK462XnRjQ
Various recordings of ” Love at the Five and Dime “on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Love+at+the+Five+and+Dime
Love at the Five and Dime from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_at_the_Five_and_Dime
F. W. Woolworth Company from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._W._Woolworth_Company


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 20 Feb 24 - 04:04 AM

February 23 – March 6, 1836 The Battle of the Alamo

SONGS ABOUT THE BATTLE OF THE ALAMO
THE BALLAD OF THE ALAMO     Various recordings on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ballad+Of+The+Alamo
REMEMBER THE ALAMO     Various recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=remember+the+alamo+song
Battle of the Alamo from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Alamo


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 21 Feb 24 - 09:36 AM

21 February 1937 Death of Jack Atkinson at the Battle of Jarama . He was the first volunteer from Hull to join the International Brigades and fought in defence of the Spanish Republic against General Franco and his fascist allies.

Jack Atkinson from the IBMT https://international-brigades.org.uk/roll/jack-atkinson/

SONGS ABOUT JACK ATKINSON
NO PASSARAN! -The Jack Atkinson Story -  Recording and information from Joe Solo    https://joesolomusic.com/2016/10/24/no-pasaran-the-jack-atkinson-story/
EIGHT MEN FROM HULL     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRZv574Sick


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Feb 24 - 05:53 PM

28 February 1925    Birth of Harry H. Corbett, English actor and comedian and singer, perhaps best remembered for playing rag-and-bone man Harold Steptoe in the long-running BBC television sitcom Steptoe and Son. He featured on a number of records singing folksongs, particularly sea songs.

SONGS SUNG BY HARRY H. CORBETT
BLOW THE MAN DOWN     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9BnrPkGPNM
MAGGIE MAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEsDlk5Wj34
YOUR BABY HAS GONE DOWN THE PLUGHOLE     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUySa5-na6Y
I CAN’T FIND BRUMMAGEN  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY7EmYFCKJM
THE ISLE OF CLERKENWELL  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndGqf4exZSc


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Feb 24 - 05:48 AM

29th February Leap Year's Day

SONGS ABOUT 29th FEBRUARY
LEAP YEAR BLUES  -   Big Bill Broonzy     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2NelW5W_yk
29th FEBRUARY   -  Spread Eagle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M54e8QLljIM

February 29 from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_29#


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Feb 24 - 07:14 PM

FEBRUARY BLUES  -  Grand Piano     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Utsos2D51E


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