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

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      -Joe Offer-



Can you suggest any songs associated with the month of April That is : (A) Any songs with April in the title (B) Any songs with an April date given in the lyrics (C) Any songs referencing an event that is known to have occurred in April even if the lyrics do not actually say so.
It would be very helpful to have links to performances of the songs and also more sources of information about them.

INDEX OF APRIL SONGS
Below is an index of the May songs listed in Alphabetical order. The titles are blue click links which will take you to the area in thread where you will be able to see most of the posts for that title. I shall sometimes rearrange “ late” posts to group them with the 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 line like the one below. Regards, GeoffLawes



ABOUT A BOY    
A ROSE IN APRIL
AT THE ZOO
ALL AND EVERYONE
ALL IN THE APRIL EVENING
AND THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA
APRIL COME SHE WILL
APRIL FOOL
APRIL FOOL by Patti Smith
APRIL FOOL’S DAY MORN
APRIL FRIEND
APRIL IN PARIS
APRIL IN PORTUGAUL
APRIL IS IN MY MISTRESS’ FACE
APRIL IS THE CRUELEST MONTH by Rob Scallon
APRIL IS THE CRUELEST MONTH     written by Tor Thomassen, performed by The Late Great
APRIL MAY
APRIL SHOWERS
BALLAD OF BARNEY GRAHAM (THE)
BALLAD OF OLIVER CROMWELL (THE)
BALLAD OF OMIE WISE (THE)
BALLAD OF ROGER CASEMENT (THE)   aka    THE LONELY BANNA STRAND
(Another) BALLAD OF ROGER CASEMENT   aka   ROGER CASEMENT
BALLAD OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
BALLAD OF THUNDER ROAD (THE
BALLAD OF ‘84  - Dick Gaughan  
BEDTIME STORY
BONNIE BLACK BESS
BOUNTY (THE)
BROKEN HEARTED AMONG THE PINES
BROTHERS
BOOTH KILLED LINCOLN / BOOTH SHOT LINCOLN
CAMPBELL THE DROVER
CAPTAIN COOK
CASEY JONES
CATALPA (THE)
CATALPA RESCUE by Beyond the Pale
CATALPA RESCUE by Catalpa
CATALPA RESCUE (THE),1876 by Éilis Kennedy
COMPANY POLICY   - Martin Carthy  
COPSHAWHOLME FAIR
CUCKOO (THE)
CULLODEN
DANCE OF THE CHERRY TREES (THE)
DAY THAT THATCHER DIES(THE)  -   Hefner
DEATH OF LITTLE KATHY FISCUS (THE)
DICK TURPIN’S RIDE TO YORK
DO AWAY WITH APRIL
DRUMOSSIE MOOR
DYING REBEL (THE)
EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FROZE TO DEATH
ELEPHANT ISLAND
FAGAIL BHORNAIS
FARNDALE DAFFODILS
FORTUNATE FACTORY MAID (THE)
FOSTER’S MILL
FROM BELOW
GALLIPOLI
GOOD OLD CAUSE (THE)
GOOD SHIP CATALPA (THE)
GRACE
GRAVE OF LITTLE MARY PHAGAN (THE)
GREAT DUST STORM (THE)
GREAT TOMORROW (THE)
GREEN GROW THE RUSHES
GROCER (THE)   by Ewan MacColl
GUERNICA(Tribute to Picasso)
GUERNIKA
HARRY BELAFONTE SONGS
HAUGHS O’ CROMDALE (THE)
HEENAN AND SAYERS
HERTHA AYRTON SONG (THE)
HILLS OF SHILOH (THE)
HUMOURS OF WHISKEY
I DON’T HAVE A SONG FOR THAT
I REMEMBER
I'LL REMEMBER APRIL
I'M IN LOVE WITH MARGARET THATCHER
IN GUERNICA
I SHALL NOT CARE
I SYNG OF A MAYDEN
IT WAS SAD WHEN THAT GREAT SHIP WENT DOWN /aka THE TITANIC
IT’S APRIL AFTER ALL
I’VE NEVER SEEN A STRAIGHT BANANA
JACK THE RIPPER
JUST AS THE SHIP WENT DOWN
KENTUCKIAN SONG (THE)
LADY’S NOT FOR BURNING (THE) / PISS ON THATCHER’S GRAVE by The Maggie Thatcher Experience
LE PORTE-ENSEIGNE
LITTLE MARY PHAGAN
LOSS OF THE ALBION (THE)
LOSS OF THE ANGLO SAXON
LUDLOW MASSACRE
LYRA MCKEE
MARGARET ON THE GUILLOTINE Morrissey
MARKET DAY IN GUERNICA
MARY McKINNON’S IAMENT
McKINNON’S GHOST
MOON SHINES BRIGHT ON CHARLIE CHAPLIN (THE)
MRS THATCHER'S SONG
MUIR O’ CULLODEN (THE)
MURDER OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN
MY HEART WILL GO ON
MY SWEETHEART WENT DOWN WITH THE SHIP
NARROW BOATS TO TOW
NELSON’S VICTORY AT COPENHAGEN
NEW BEGINNING
OLD GALLIPOLI'S A WONDERFUL PLACE
OLIVER CROMWELL LAY BURIED AND DEAD
ONCE TO EVERY MAN AND NATION
ONE APRIL MORNING
ON THE DEATH OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
PAUL REVERE
PAUL ROBESON
PENNINE WAY (THE)
PICASSO PAINTS GUERNICA
PIECES OF APRIL
PINOCHET AND MARGARET THATCHER - Deborah Holland
PLAYA GIRON
PONY EXPRESS SONG
REASON I LEFT MULLINGAR (THE)
RIGHT TO ROAM
RUINATION DAY
SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE (THE)
SEVENTEEN BRIGHT STARS (THE)
SHILOH HILL
SINKING OF THE TITANIC (THE)
SHE MOVES ON THE WATER
SMUGGLERS OF BUFFALO (THE)
SO LONG IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH
SOMETIMES IT SNOWS IN APRIL
SONGS ABOUT EMELIANO ZAPATA
SONGS ABOUT IQBAL MASIH
SONGS ABOUT ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL
SONGS ABOUT JESSE JAMES
SONGS ABOUT THE ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
SONGS ABOUT THE BOMBING OF GUERNIKA
SONGS ABOUT THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING
SONGS ABOUT THE INVASION OF JOHNSON COUNTY
SONGS ABOUT THE KINDER SCOUT TRESPASS
SONGS ABOUT THE ZOO
SONGS ABOUT MARY McKINNON
SONGS FOR ST GEORGES DAY
SONGS ABOUT THE SHOOTING OF LORD LEITRIM
SONGS ABOUT THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC
SONGS ABOUT THOMAS JEFFERSON
SONGS SUNG BY BILLIE HOLIDAY
SONGS SUNG BY PAUL ROBESON
SONGS SUNG BY RAMBLING SID RUMPO
SONGS SUNG OR WRITTEN BY HEDY WEST
SPANISH BOMBS
SULTANA(THE)
TAHITI
TAKE CARE OF YOUR FENIANS OR THE YANKEES WILL STEAL THEM AWAY
THATCHERITES    - Billy Bragg
THATCHER’S SONG   -  Sean Brady
TILL APRIL IS DEAD
TITANIC (Falco song)
TRESPASSERS
TURPIN HERO
20th OF APRIL
VIVA ZAPATA
WALKING IN THE ZOO
WALPURGIS NIGHT SONGS
WALTZING MATILDA
WE’RE GOING TO THE ZOO
WHEN APRIL CAME TO RHYMNEY
WHO FEARS TO SPEAK OF EASTER WEEK
WHO’LL TAKE THE BALL FROM MAGGIE THATCHER?   - The Corries  
WILLIAM GLENN
WRECK OF THE OLD ‘49
YES! WE HAVE NO BANANAS
ZOO
ZOOOLOGICAL GARDENS (THE)
4 -15-13


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


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

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


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


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

APRIL IN PARIS Gotta be done... one more once!
Count Basie Orchestra

April in Paris (song) from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_in_Paris_(song)


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

SONGS ABOUT THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC

The Titanic sank on April 15,1912

Wikipedia info
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic

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

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

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

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

MY SWEETHEART WENT DOWN WITH THE SHIP
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS-Sheet Music for song   
https://www.loc.gov/resource/ihas.200197074.0?st=gallery
My Sweetheart Went Down With The Ship - Caitlin Doak.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9zfzcuXH6E
My Sweetheart Went Down with the Ship · Nathaniel Blumberg    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqx8YKml8qY

THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC
Vernon Dalhart-The Sinking Of The Titanic   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_zJKOwN008

THE LAST SCENE OF THE TITANIC
Frank Hutchison - The Last Scene Of The Titanic - 1927   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG67Toa7ZRk


SHE MOVES ON THE WATER
Blind Willie Johnson - God Moves On The Water.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MylKZba4wa4
God Moves on the Water From Wikipedia,    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_Moves_on_the_Water

JUST AS THE SHIP WENT DOWN
Just As The Ship Went Down- piano, Jake Turski vocals, James Penca    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qEBhpufEEU

TITANIC (Falco song)
Titanic (Falco song) from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_(Falco_song)
Falco - Titanic    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkQyIh7c8p0

Link to post below from: GUEST,henryp – PM Date: 14 Apr 23 - 11:42 PM /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?ThreadID=169449#reply:~:text=Subject%3A%20RE%3A%20Any%20April%20Songs%3F%0AFrom%3A%20GUEST%2Chenry


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

april come she will...Paul Simon I think

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


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


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


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

PONY EXPRESS SONG

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

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


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

MOTEL IN MEMPHIS

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

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


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

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

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

Tim Radford


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

THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE

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

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

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


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

"April May" by Lou & Peter Berryman.

APRIL MAY

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


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

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

SONGS ABOUT THE BOMBING OF GUERNIKA
MARKET DAY IN GUERNICA
Katie Melua - Market day in Guernica https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjEFYymMEIw

GUERNIKA by Andy Roberts Lyrics & Info     https://www.distributedresearch.net/blog/2006/12/31/gernika-2

Link to more songs about Guenika posted below


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

THE SULTANA
April 27, 1865

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


MUDCAT DT: The Sultana (Art Thieme)     /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=10226
The Sultana by Art Thieme Lyrics and information   http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/Sultana.htm
MUDCAT,Lyr Add: Sultana (steamboat disaster 1865)     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=172321&messages=2

Another song about this disaster   
The Sultana by Jeff Stachyra   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFV9qperaGo&t=201s
Link to post below by henryp about The Saltana disaster


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

Little April Shower

LFF


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

YES! WE HAVE NO BANANAS

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

Billy Jones: Yes! We Have No Bananas (1923)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDd8shcLvHI
Yes, We Have No Bananas · Louis Prima & His Orchestrahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QqkrIDeTeA
Yes We Have No Bananas-Spike Jones & His City Slickers    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvhIOyvmutE
Banana Boat (Day-O) · Harry Belafonte   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5dpBWlRANE
Many recordings of  I’VE NEVER SEEN A STRAIGHT BANANA,  on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22I%27ve+Never+Seen+A+Straight+Banana%22+


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

16 April. 1889    Birth of Charlie Chaplin

THE MOON SHINES BRIGHT ON CHARLIE CHAPLIN

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


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

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


Deánta- (singer- Mary Dillon). - "Culloden's Harvest"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtnPquqI3Bk
Runrig - Fae Hymn for Culloden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJTL3Fd-U9Y
Jacobite Rebellion Song (1745) "Welcome Royal Charlie" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6gOcXrvmtg
Ye Jacobites by Name https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEDy3vEX8Ms>
Ye Jacobites by Name - Moonrakers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P0tvHbb-yU
Lizzie Higgins- MUIR O’ CULLODEN
MUDCAT: Origins: Culloden Moor.    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=72261
The Skye Boat Song from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Skye_Boat_Song
Many recordings of “The Skye Boat Song” on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Skye+Boat+Song


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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


OLIVER CROMWELL LAY BURIED AND DEAD

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

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


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

NARROW BOATS TO TOW
© Barry Goodman 2008

has a verse

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


thread.cfm?threadid=113151#3957087


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


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

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

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

GALLIPOLI
Gallipoli (the song for the ANZAC Centenary) - Adam Dunning & ChanCé    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX9MfaRWBrA


OLD GALLIPOLI'S A WONDERFUL PLACE
Old Gallipoli's A Wonderful Place.    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQnp6PlA79k

Link to post below ALL AND EVERYONE


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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

APRIL FRIEND James Fagan · Nancy Kerr · Colin Fletcher    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6g-4wandPU
WHEN APRIL CAME TO RHYMNEY - Poem by Idris Davies set to music by Gerhard Obwegeser
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRz_PiQhAoU


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


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


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


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

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


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

SONGS FOR ST GEORGES DAY
23 April. St George’s Day : Patron Saint of England.

Waterson:Carthy - St George  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVBcDaZGxdg
Mainly Norfolk: info   https://mainlynorfolk.info/john.kirkpatrick/songs/saintgeorge.html
MUDCAT:What songs for St. George's Day?     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=46861&messages=66


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

Still over a week to go.


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


20th OF APRIL

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

WALTZING MATILDA
April 6th is Waltzing Matilda Day

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

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


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


GREEN GROW THE RUSHES
'Eight for the April Rainers.'

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


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

APRIL SHOWERS - Al Jolson (1921)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Z0odJJj00
IT’S APRIL AFTER ALL Ron Sexsmith (1998 BBC Session)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4yAageqJoY


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

moonshine can
red velvet by ian tyson


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

LYRA MCKEE
18 April 2019 Lyra McKee was shot during rioting in the Creggan area of Derry.


The Young’uns have a song about this called “Lyra McKee”, but I have not found any on-line lyrics or recordings yet.???


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

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

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

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


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

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

APRIL FOOL

© ~1997 Vikki Appleton Fielden

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

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


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

Chorus

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

Chorus

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

THE BALLAD OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

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

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


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

THE BALLAD OF THUNDER ROAD

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


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


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


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


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Apr 21 - 07:26 PM

THE FORTUNATE FACTORY MAID
Roud Number: 1659

First Line:”The sun was just rising one fine May morning”

Bodlian Ballad info   
http://ballads.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/static/images/sheets/20000/19099.gif


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Apr 21 - 09:06 AM

APRIL IN PORTUGAUL
- Russell Arms   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1xxsTHZJh4


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: JHW
Date: 16 Apr 21 - 04:27 AM

'It was on one April morning' has had several mentions. I always remember Tony Rose singing it.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Apr 21 - 03:32 AM

Thannks JHW, This Youtube has a number of Tony Rose recordings on it but starts with ‘Twas on One April Morning’
Tony Rose - On Banks of Green Willow (1976) (Full Album)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoMMyHB0PT8

TRACKLIST & CUE
A1 - Twas on One April Morning 0:00
A2 - Bold Archer 4:06
A3 - Fanny Blair 7:34
A4 - Polly Vaughan 11:14
A5 - The Murdered Servantman 15:28
A6 - Poor Man's Sorrows 19:59
B1 - Banks of Green Willow 23:34
B2 - Lord Randall 26:54
B3 - The Bonny Hind 30:54
B4 - Sir William Gower 37:10 B5 - The Fourteenth of July 42:13


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 Apr 21 - 07:15 AM

Tony Rose sang 'Twas on One April Morning on his 1976 LP On Banks of Green Willow. He commented in the album's sleeve notes:

The village of Cowley, near Exeter, awakens boyhood memories on three counts — it was the terminus of the old “F” bus route, my mum's favourite picnic spot, and a superb vantage point from which to behold the Great Western Railway in all its majesty!

Last year I discovered it was also where Priscilla Wyatt-Edgell collected 'Twas on One April Morning from Mr R. Bryant.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: The Sandman
Date: 17 Apr 21 - 10:06 AM

Cyril Tawney introduced On One April Morning to the Folk RevivaL and passed the song on to Tony Rose and Lou Killen. Cyril told me this in person, he claimed he never sang it live , but some years ago a mudcat contributor mentioned that in fact he did sing it live at least once.
Cyril Tawney: I Will Give My Love
Cyril Tawney: I Will Give My Love (Argo ZFB 87)         

I Will Give My Love
Traditional love songs from South West England
Cyril Tawney (1930-2005)

Argo Records ZFB 87 (LP, UK, October 1973)

Recorded by John Rollo and Iain Churches;
Produced by Kevin Daly;
Cover: Brockley Combe, Somerset, by Peter Baker
Musicians

Cyril Tawney: vocals, guitar;
Bob Stewart: dulcimer;
Dave Bland: concertina;
Doug Sherriff: melodeon
Tracks
Side 1        Side 2

    'Twas on One April Morning (Devon) (Roud 1546) (2.47)
    My Rose in June (Dorset) (Roud 1202) (3.25)
    Searching for Lambs (Somerset) (Roud 576; Henry H548) (2.37)
    Must I Be Bound? (Dorset) (Roud 18829; Henry H218ab) (3.52)
    The False Bride (Somerset) (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (1.52)
    The Scornful Dame (Devon) (Roud 381; G/D 5:980) (2.27)
    Midsummer Carol (Devon) (Roud 6913) (4.17)

        

    The Queen of Hearts (Devon) (Roud 3195) (2.35)
    Nancy (Hampshire) (Roud 1646) (3.07)
    I Will Give My Love an Apple (Dorset) (Roud 330) (1.57)
    The Turtle Dove (Somerset) (Roud 422) (4.02)
    The Cuckoo (Devon) (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157; Henry H479) (2.25)
    One Night As I Lay on My Bed (Dorset) (Roud 672) (2.42)
    The Sweet Streams of Nancy (Cornwall) (Roud 688; Henry H520) (2.01)
    Farewell She (Dorset) (Roud 803; Henry H504) (2.12)

All songs trad. arr. Cyril Tawney


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 19 Apr 21 - 06:54 PM

ALL IN THE APRIL EVENING
All in the April Evening - Hugh Roberton. Choir and orchestra   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh7E-A9mbUo
All In The April Evening -Aled Jones · Libera    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hqoocpFiog


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Apr 21 - 08:50 AM

'Till April is dead' Lisa Knapp   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe-WWMHQASg


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 30 Apr 21 - 07:00 PM

RUINATION DAY

It was not December.
Was not in May.
Was the 14th of April.
That is ruination day.

Gillian Welch. Ruination Day   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yXM8wxg6XM


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 15 May 21 - 07:14 AM

THE BALLAD OF BARNEY GRAHAM
Della Mae Graham

On April the thirtieth
Nineteen thirty-three
Upon the streets of Wilder
They shot him brave and free

They shot my darling father
He fell upon the ground
'Twas in the back they shot him
His blood came streaming down

They took the pistol handles
And beat him on the head
The hired gunmen beat him
'Til he was cold and dead

When he left home that morning
I though he'd soon return
But for my darlin' father
My heart shall ever yearn

We carried him to the graveyard
There we laid him down
To sleep in death for many a year
In the cold and sodden ground

Although he left the union
He tried so hard to build
His blood was spilled for justice
And justice guides us still

Liner notes from Hedy West, Old Times and Hard Times:

This elegy was written by teen-age Della Mae Graham for
her father, who was president of the United Mineworker's Union
local in Wilder. One Sunday morning Barney Graham was walking
along the dirt road that was Wilder's main street, and as he
passed the company store, two gun thugs shot and killed him.
The community was so tightly controlled by the mine owners
that no local preacher dared preach at the funeral of the dead
union man; instead, the oration was preached by divinity students
from Nashville. "The tune I sing here is from John Greenway' s
American Folk Songs of Protest which doesn't explain its source.
When Daddy knew Della Mae Graham, she recited this poem and had
no written tune."

The song also appears as Track 20 on Pete Seeger, American Industrial Ballads.

Recording by Hedy West.
Recording by Pete Seeger.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 May 21 - 12:23 PM

FARNDALE DAFFODILS   by Reg Meuross     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOPY8OY4oj4


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 May 21 - 04:39 PM

This song is ususually set in May But this version is set in April
The Bonny Black Hare (Roud 1656) - Ed Thrasher    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkrv254V0vM


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Jun 21 - 10:54 AM

Aprill is in my mistris face,

Aprill is in my mistris face,
And July in hir eyes hath place;
With in hir bosome is September,
But in her heart a could December.

Aprill is in my mistris face written by Thomas Morley is one of the best-known and shortest of English madrigals; it was published in 1594, and appears to be based on an Italian text by Livio Celiano, set by Orazio Vecchi in 1587.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Jun 21 - 03:47 AM

APRIL IS IN MY MISTRESS’ FACE
April is in my mistress' face (Thomas Morley) – Ingenium Ensemble    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPDltGCotyk


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Jun 21 - 06:36 PM

Many more recordings on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=April+is+in+my+Mistress%27+face


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Jun 21 - 12:24 PM


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

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


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


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

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


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Jun 21 - 05:49 PM


CAMPBELL THE DROVER

The first day of April I'll never forget
Three English lassies together they met
They mounted their horses and swore solemnly
That they would play a trick on the first man they see


Campbell the Drover- David Ingerson    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA3hoonMpYw
Campbell, The Drover · Grit Laskin · Margaret Christl · Ian Robb    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsg2kf5D2Ok


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 06:33 AM

WALPURGIS NIGHT SONGS

MUDCAT: Songs for Walpurgis Night (April 30)
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=137390&messages=8


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Aug 21 - 12:13 PM

THE MUIR O' CULLODEN -Lizzie Higgins    https://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/track/66020?l=en
Main Post for CULLODEN SONGS


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Aug 21 - 06:33 AM

DRUMOSSIE MOOR
Drumossie Moor · New Tradition   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Tld2UEtzY

Main Post for CULLODEN SONGS


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Oct 21 - 06:00 PM

The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, took place from April 6 to April 7, 1862, and was one of the major early engagements of the American Civil War
SHILOH HILL
Shillo Hill- Bobby Horton    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6plG_wgraF8
Shiloh's Hill Jim Taylor    https:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB5tzduIEZI
Wikipedia: Battle of Shiloh     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shiloh

Battle of Shiloh Hill

Come all you gallant soldiers, a story I will tell
About the bloody battle on top of Shiloh's hill
It was an awful struggle; it'll cause your heart to chill
All from the bloody battle on top of Shiloh's hill.

Was on the sixth of April about the break of day
The drums and fifes were playin' for us to march away
My feelings at that moment I do remember well
When first my feet went tramping on top of Shiloh's hill

Was about the hour of sunrise the battle it began
Before the fight was over, we fit them hand to hand
And the hollers of the battle did my heart with anguish fill
For the sick and the dying on top of Shiloh's hill

Was early the next morning we fit the fight again
Unmindful of the wounded; unuseful to the slain
The cannon smoke did hide the sun, 10,000 was the kill
And streams of blood went running on the top of Shiloh's hill

My uniform of blue was turned to a purplish red
When someone on a coming steed did strike me on the head
I sent a bullet to his heart and as he fell away
I saw the face of my father dressed in bloody gray

Although we won the battle, my heart is filled with pain
The one that brought me to this life I'll never see again
I pray to the lord consistent with his will
Lord save the souls of them poor boys that died on Shiloh's hill.

Link to THE HILLS OF SHILOH posted below


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Subject: Re: Any April songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 23 Oct 21 - 09:06 AM

"Bedtime Story," written by Jan Harmon, recorded by Anne Dodson on From Where I Sit in 1993. Video Dodson writes: "'Bedtime Story' is actually a four-part choral piece, but since I can't carry a chorus around with me, I put the bass, tenor, and alto parts on the guitar and sing the soprano."

BEDTIME STORY
Jan Harmon

Once upon a time I caught a glimpse of April
Like a spear of sunlight on a January morning
I closed myself as petals, but the light unclosed me
There so deep in darkness

Nothing, even starlight, has such tiny fingers
Stones reach out and whisper to each other without warning
And nothing, even wisdom, is as kind as roses
Or so rare and reckless

So sleep, my dearie
'Neath the dream horse hooves
I will give you, in a wreath of leaves
Bedtime stories, wishes tossed
Like flashing pennies by lovers
.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Oct 21 - 05:51 AM

COPSHAWHOLME FAIR
   

On a Friday, it fell in the month of April,
O'er the hill came the morn' with the blithe sunny smile,
And the folks they were throngin' the roads everywhere,
Makin' haste to be in at Copshawholme Fair.


Mainly Norfolk:Lyrics & Info   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/steeleye.span/songs/copshawholmefair.html
Various Recordings of Copshawholme Fair on Youtube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=COPSHAWHOLM+FAIR
MUDCAT Lyr Add: Copshawholme Fair (Steeleye Span)    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=2778&messages=19
Copshawholme Fair from Tune Search    https://tunearch.org/wiki/Copshawholm_Fair


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Oct 21 - 06:40 AM

I SHALL NOT CARE

When I am dead
And over me bright April
Shakes out her rain-drenched hair
Though you should lean Above me broken-hearted
I shall not care


"I Shall Not Care"- Pearls Before Swine   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD1xtXlnYQk


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 02 Dec 21 - 04:57 PM

Another Sultana song, this one by Son Volt (Jay Farrar) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBhzCfDBvus
Link To main posts above about THE SULTANA


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Dec 21 - 07:10 PM

Margaret Thatcher died on 8 April 2013

MRS THATCHER'S SONG
Mrs Thatcher Song - Alan Dean    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJh0m0E7Ozg
Lyrics to Mrs Thatcher Song     https://pesni.guru/text/belfast-busker-alan-dean-by-sean-brady-mrs-thatcher-song

I'M IN LOVE WITH MARGARET THATCHER
"I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher" From Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_in_Love_with_Margaret_Thatcher
I'm in Love With Margaret Thatcher -Not Sensibles     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnToK3kSKKg

Link to Thatcher songs posted below


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 09 Dec 21 - 08:46 PM

SONGS ABOUT THE INVASION OF JOHNSON COUNTY

In April, 1892 Wyoming's "Johnson County War," a conflict between large cattle owners and less wealthy settlers, culminated in the former bringing in a small army of hired gunmen to dispose of their opponents. They succeeded in killing the opposition leader, Nate Champion, but despite support from the President of the U.S., didn't come out well from the political fallout.

See the
Traditional Ballad Index for historical info and for the songs The Blood-Stained Diary and The Invasion Song. Under the title "Ballad of Nate Champion," "The Blood-Stained Diary" was recorded by The Phoenix Arizona Rebels.
Johnson County War by Chris LeDoux: Mudcat thread and YouTube
The Ballad of Nate Champion by David Wilkie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB0UfarpJ8I
Nate Champion by The Hotshot Freight Train https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DHBYdYAnlw


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 03 Jan 22 - 11:09 PM

LE PORTE-ENSEIGNE , also known as "Le 25 du mois d'avril", "Le 26 du mois d'avril", "La mort du contre-maître", and other titles, is a traditional song widespread in France and Canada. It tells of a dying soldier's farewell to his sweetheart, and usually begins something like "Voici le mois d'avril arrivé..." (The month of April has come...)

See
main thread for further discussion and many recordings.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 06 Jan 22 - 06:24 PM

April 3, 1911 Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada: six men perish, four of them from the same family; they'd gone out to the sea-ice to hunt seals.

COMPLAINTE DES LEBEL written by Nelson Arsenault
Historical notes and lyrics: https://www.centredarchivesdesiles.org/2019/04/ephemeride-3-avril-tragedie-sur-les.html
Recording by Georges Langford: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu2k5aaFsr8
Recording by Mélusine [électrotrad]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9JShzvLELE


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Subject: The Dance of the Cherry Trees
From: Felipa
Date: 21 Feb 22 - 05:55 PM

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=171051 THE DANCE OF THE CHERRY TREES recorded, and presumbably written by, John Spillane.

Let me tell you 'bout the cherry trees
Every April in our town
They put on the most outrageous clothes
And they sing and they dance around

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


Link to post below by henryp about DANCE OF THE CHERRY TREES (THE)


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Apr 22 - 05:54 PM

THE CUCKOO

Various dates in April are called 'Cuckoo Day ' and some places hold 'Cuckoo Fairs'.


Marsden Cuckoo Day Festival    
https://www.visitengland.com/experience/herald-coming-spring-real-old-english-knees

The Cuckoo (song) From Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cuckoo_(song)

Mainly Norfolk: The Cuckoo / The Coo Coo Bird     https://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/thecuckoo.html
Many recordings of "The Cuckoo" on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+cuckoo+song
The Cuckoo Bird - Doc Watson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YgFY8_Nt68


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Apr 22 - 09:28 AM

April 20, 1914 The Ludlow Massacre, attack on striking coal miners and their families by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards at Ludlow, Colorado, resulting in the deaths of 25 people, including 11 children.

LUDLOW MASSACRE
By Woody Guthrie

Wikipedia:Ludlow Massacre (song)   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow_Massacre_(song)
Ludlow Massacre · Woody Guthrie     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGuASGyI7SY
Dick Gaughan - Ludlow Massacre    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNFyTBs4rP8
The Ludlow Massacre · Christy Moore    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktWxFtkL314
Ludlow Massacre · Ramblin' Jack Elliott     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ5fwfYdUTk
Ludlow Massacre · John McCutcheon    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3FUT7-t7lI

MUDCAT DT lyrics : LUDLOW MASSACRE (Woody Guthrie)     /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=3779
MUDCAT: Tune Origins: WOODY'S LUDLOW MASSACRE - INFO PLEASE     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=6877#top


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Apr 22 - 05:10 PM

26th April 1937The bombing of Guernika in the Spanish Civil War

PICASSO PAINTS GUERNICA
Picasso Paints Guernica - Robin Laing   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jjTYr3mZOI

SPANISH BOMBS
Spanish Bombs- The Clash    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-qcy0-7ngw

IN GUERNICA
In Guernica -Joan Baez Lyrics    
http://lyrics.doheth.co.uk/songs/joan-baez/baptism/in-guernica.php
Joan Baez    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZrUXaGCiEc


GUERNICA(Tribute to Picasso)
Guernica (Tribute to Picasso)"Mad World" as performed by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules)    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFCXdO9HQBw

Link to SONGS ABOUT THE BOMBING OF GUERNIKA   posted above


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Jun 22 - 10:19 AM

I SYNG OF A MAYDEN aKa "As Dewe in Aprille"
“I Syng of a Mayden” From Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_syng_of_a_mayden
Many recordings of “I Syng of a Mayden” on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=I+Syng+of+a+Mayden++song
Many recordings of "As Dewe in Aprille" on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22As+Dewe+in+Aprille%22%3C+song


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Geordie Downie
Date: 05 Jun 22 - 03:46 PM

APRIL FOOL’S DAY MORN

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III- April Fool's Day Morn    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woaZiqmpah8


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Jun 22 - 06:49 PM

TILL APRIL IS DEAD

'Till April is dead' Lisa Knapp on Youtube     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe-WWMHQASg


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 06:23 PM

ELEPHANT ISLAND

April 15th1916.    Shackleton's Antarctic expedition arrived on Elephant Island

'Elephant Island -The Difference Engine    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxmTzD424fo
INFORMATION from ernestshackleton.net    http://www.ernestshackleton.net/endurance-expedition
Link to ‘TIS A STORY THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER posted in MUDCAT thread Any January Songs?/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=169254#reply:~:text=Subject%3A%20RE%3A%20Any%20January%20Songs%3F%0AFrom%3A%20GeoffLawes%


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Jun 22 - 12:19 PM

9 April,1806     Birth date of English engineer and inventor Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He was one of the greatest 19th-century engineers. Brunel designed railways, bridges, tunnels, viaducts and ships.

SONGS ABOUT ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL
"BRUNEL” - The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21QqXumEWFU
"Brunel Railway Song"    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7NOhggkJfI
"Isambard Kingdom Brunel" · The Crowman & the Fiddling Pixie    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY4fVPxl1TA

Isambard Kingdom Brunel from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isambard_Kingdom_Brunel

Link to post below by GUEST,henryp:  HUMOURS OF WHISKEY


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Jun 22 - 11:08 AM

SONGS ABOUT IQBAL MASIH
April 16, 1995 - Iqbal Masih, a young boy from Pakistan spoke out against child labour and was shot to death. He had been sold into servitude as a carpet weaver at the age of four and spent the next six years shackled to a loom. At age ten, he escaped and began speaking out, attracting worldwide attention.

Iqbal Masih:from Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iqbal_Masih
Iqbal Masih, Child Hero    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW15xzLt2VI
“You Spoke Louder Everyday”- Buster Shuffle     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-5y_hOI--8    
Song, Tribute to Iqbal Masih    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJnpq9fR1iY
”Iqbal Masih vive”    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oaiSphzwLA


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Jul 22 - 06:51 PM

SONGS SUNG BY PAUL ROBESON
April 9, 1898 Birthdate of African American actor and singer Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Robeson
“Paul Robeson Songs” from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Paul_Robeson_songs
Paul Robeson Top Tracks on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Paul+Robeson+Top+Tracks


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Jul 22 - 05:05 PM

The Battle at the Haughs o’ Cromdale took place near Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire. on 30 April and 1 May 1690.

THE HAUGHS O’ CROMDALE
Many recordings of ” The Haughs o’ Cromdale “ on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+haughs+of+cromdale+
Mainly Norfolk: The Haughs of Cromdale - Lyrics and information   https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/thehaughsofcromdale.html


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 19 Jul 22 - 05:22 PM

THE SMUGGLERS OF BUFFALO
It was on the thirteenth of April as I lay on my bed,
A'thinking of the sorrows that crowned my aching head;
And surrounded I was by officers, and with them I was forced to go
To serve a dreary sentence in the jails of Buffalo.

The Smugglers of Buffalo - Greg Hodapp    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3wQiU7Z298


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 20 Jul 22 - 09:15 AM

Monday, April 27th, 1863 The steamer Anglo Saxon of the Canadian Line ran ashore and was completely lost at Clam Cove, Cape Race, owing to a thick fog

LOSS OF “ THE ANGLO SAXON”
SS Anglo Saxon (1856) from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Anglo_Saxon_(1856)

Information about the song from The Ballad Index http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/JMOC062.html

A SORROWFUL LAMENTATION ON THE ANGLO – SAXON
On the 17th of April, in the year of sixty-three
We sailed away from Liverpool with spirits light and free


Lyrics and Information about “ A Sorrowful Lamentation on the Anglo-Saxon “ from Disaster Songs in Canada    
https://disastersongs.ca/sorrowful-lamentation-on-the-anglo-saxon- a/
Lyrics and information from The National Library of Scotland     https://digital.nls.uk/english-ballads/archive/74893867?mode=transcription


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Feb 23 - 05:36 PM

THE REASON I LEFT MULLINGAR by Pat Cooksey
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=1331

as sung by Noel McLoughlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGSLV42Nxxw

CHORUS:
I remember that bright APRIL morning
When I left home to travel afar,
But to work till you're dead
For one room and a bed
Is not the reason I left Mullingar.


MUDCAT DT : THE REASON I LEFT MULLINGAR (P. Cooksey) /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=6884


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Mar 23 - 04:17 AM

SONGS ABOUT JESSE JAMES
April 3rd 1882American outlaw, Jesse James, was shot in the back by Bob Ford.

The Ballad of Jesse James - Michael Martin Murphey    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFxgeuf3QL4
Many more recordings of “The Ballad of Jesse James " on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Ballad+of+Jesse+James

Jesse James from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_James
Jesse James (folk song) from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_James_(folk_song)
Cultural depictions of Jesse James from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_depictions_of_Jesse_James
Jesse James (I Wonder Where My Poor Old Jesse's Gone) - Diplomat Singers and Orchestra on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpJbOogKVtM
I Wonder Where My Poor Old Jesse's Gone, Lyrics from MUDCAT Digital Tradition     /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=3182 SONGS ABOUT JESSE JAMES
MUDCAT : Origins, Jesse James I     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=32737&messages=96#431957


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,RJM
Date: 16 Mar 23 - 04:27 AM

There are 7 songs about April Fools Day

Link to APRIL FOOL posted above
Link to APRIL FOOL’S DAY MORN posted above
Any more titles, recordings or information about April Fool's Day songs ?


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Apr 23 - 04:36 AM

On 8 April 2013, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, died.

THE GROCER     by Ewan MacColl     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g62fJPEa804
MARGARET ON THE GUILLOTINE      - Morrissey    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsq3H_6XuFA
THE DAY THAT THATCHER DIES - Hefner     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxgsW57u2Vs
PINOCHET AND MARGARET THATCHER - Deborah Holland         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUz_mc1r95I
WHO’LL TAKE THE BALL FROM MAGGIE THATCHER?   - The Corries   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJLsyQdEpas
THATCHERITES     Billy Bragg     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlkXQm7tSCY
THE LADY’S NOT FOR BURNING / PISS ON THATCHER’S GRAVE by The Maggie Thatcher Experience     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_gALEe0nfA
COMPANY POLICY   - Martin Carthy   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6LzNnea_ws
BALLAD OF ‘84   - Dick Gaughan   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhVNgoKEWlw
THATCHER’S SONG aka MRS THATCHER'S SONG -   Sean Brady     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chfm5xMfCDs

Link to Thatcher songs posted above


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Apr 23 - 09:37 AM

JACK THE RIPPER
3 April 1888 Emma Elizabeth Smith and Martha Tabram became the first victims of Jack The Ripper at Whitechapel in the east end of London.

Jack the Ripper from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_the_Ripper
Jack the Ripper - Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHD4GP_76S8
Jack The Ripper - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXCt0ftVJe0


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Apr 23 - 05:46 PM

5 April 1815 Mount Tambora, a volcanic mountain on the northern coast of Sumbawa island, Indonesia, began to erupt and then exploded in the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. The eruption contributed to global climate anomalies in the following years. 1816 became known as the "year without a summer" because of the impact on North American and European weather.

EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FROZE TO DEATH

Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death-Pete Sutherland and Cindy Mangsen    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS5OMWzJ5TI
Information from About The Song    https://aboutthesong.com/Blog/eighteenhundred
”Eighteen Hundred and Froze To Death”, from The Social Historian https://www.thesocialhistorian.com/eighteen-hundred-and-froze-to-death/
Mount Tambora from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Tambora
Year Without a Summer from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Without_a_Summer#:~:text=The%20year%201816%20is%20known,the%20years%20of%201766%E2%80%932000.

”1816, The Year Without a Summer” - Rasputina   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxeXHMHOcqQ


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Apr 23 - 09:25 AM

FOSTER’S MILL
April 9, 1812. Foster’s Mill near Wakefield, England was stormed by an armed crowd of around three hundred who were inspired by the Luddites and smashed up the machinery and attempted to set the building on fire.
Foster's Mill -The Short Sisters    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKGxqe4iLvE
Swan Arcade - Foster's Mill     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgXJMKbU0Fk
Foster's Mill recording and information from The Yorkshire Garland    http://www.yorkshirefolksong.net/song.cfm?songID=63
Information & recording from Song Facts     https://www.songfacts.com/facts/traditional/fosters-mill
MUDCAT DIGITRAD Lyrics FOSTERS' MILL    @displaysong.cfm?SongID=2097
MUDCAT,Origins: Foster's Mill     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=169601&messages=4


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Apr 23 - 02:38 AM

From: GeoffLawes Date: 05 Oct 21 - 06:00 PM; The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, took place from April 6 to April 7, 1862, and was one of the major early engagements of the American Civil War.

From Mainly Norfolk; Martin Simpson sang Hills of Shiloh in 2019 on his Topic album Rooted. He noted: From 1977 to 1988, I worked with June Tabor. We performed a very wide selection of material including a set of songs from, or inspired by, the American Civil War. June performed Shel Silverstein's Hills of Shiloh in that set, a song which portrays a broken woman whose partner has been killed in the war, a fact that she cannot accept after 40 years. Silverstein was a great writer and illustrator of children's books and a very successful writer of songs. A Boy Named Sue, Sylvia's Mother and The Ballad of Lucy Jordan are among his best known. Mick Peat of Derby suggested that I should record the song. Thank you, Mick.

June Tabor sings THE HILLS OF SHILOH ;

Have you seen Amanda Blaine in the Hills of Shiloh?
Walking in the morning rain in the Hills of Shiloh?
Have you seen her at her door
Listening for the cannon roar
And the man who went to war from the Hills of Shiloh?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5DvXjrNRi8
Hills of Shiloh Judy Collins

Link to SHILOH HILL posted above


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Apr 23 - 07:25 AM

On April 5, 1994 the Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain died by suicide in his Seattle home after struggling with drug addiction and depression.

Coope Boyes & Simpson sing BROKEN HEARTED AMONG THE PINES , their powerful tribute to Kurt Cobain, in session on the Radcliffe & Maconie Show on BBC Radio 2, 29th June 2010.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVKcHd92inc
Coope Boyes and Simpson

Broken Hearted Among the PInes - Random Canyon Growlers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYn9Tx7UlHc

ABOUT A BOY by Patti Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgWXsQPB9r4
Article from Far Out Magazine about Patti Smith’s song About a Boy”     https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/patti-smith-song-tribute-kurt-cobain/


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Apr 23 - 08:50 AM

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

ALL AND EVERYONE
All and Everyone - PJ Harvey from Songfacts
https://www.songfacts.com/facts/pj-harvey/all-and-everyone
Pj Harvey - All and everyone     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0Mgm3N4jg4

Link to post above with other SONGS ABOUT THE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Apr 23 - 01:39 PM

From: GeoffLawes Date: 23 Jun 22 - 12:19 PM 9 April, 1806 Birth date of English engineer and inventor Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

HUMOURS OF WHISKEY Traditional c. 1825 Verses: Attributed to Joseph Lunn (1784-1863) Original Title: Paddy's Panacea
Earliest Date of Circulation from print or manuscript: 1901 from the publication by Manus O'Connor - Old Time Songs And Ballad Of Ireland

What'll make the lame walk? What'll make the dumb talk?
The elixir of life and philospher's stone!
And what helped Mr. Brunel to build the Thames Tunnel?
Oh! Wasn't it poteen from Malin Inishowen?

Humours of Whiskey sung by Colm R. McGuinness

Tge Thames Tunnell was built between 1825 and 1843 by Marc Brunel and his son Isambard using the tunnelling shield newly invented by the elder Brunel and Thomas Cochrane.
It is now part of the London Overground linking Wapping and Rotherhithe.


Various other recordings of “Humours of Whiskey “on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Humours+Of+Whiskey+song
Link to post above SONGS ABOUT ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Apr 23 - 12:58 PM

SONGS ABOUT THE KINDER SCOUT TRESPASS
24 April 1932 The Kinder Scout Trespass in the Peak District, Derbyshire, England, to highlight that walkers were denied access to areas of open country.
Mass trespass of Kinder Scout from Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_trespass_of_Kinder_Scout

THE MANCHESTER RAMBLER sung by Ewan MacColl     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YENYMwuCG2Y
   Many other recordings of “The Manchester Rambler “ on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Manchester+Rambler

The Manchester Rambler (song) from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Manchester_Rambler
How Trespassing 'Crystallised' Ewan MacColl's Songwriting by Chris Long from BBC News    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-17783987
Link to post below of GUEST,henryp which gives extra verses to THE MANCHESTER RAMBLER written by John Tams

YOU CAN
You Can (Mass Trespass, 1932) · Chumbawamba   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqg1PgEPLZU
   
The Young'uns and Boff Whalley on Kinder Scout     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0LNS2mv0fc&t=22s
You Tube doesn’t give titles for all the songs sung in this Young’uns video. The Manchester Rambler is one song but can anyone give titles to the other songs so we can then search on the internet for them?

And though notspecifically about the Kinder Scout Trespass another related song is    RIGHT TO ROAM -   Johnny Campbell feat: Commoners Choir & The Skelmanthorpe Brass Band     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83T5-A7BK0Y


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Diolch
Date: 09 Apr 23 - 12:20 PM

The other two (?) songs in The Young'uns and Boff Whalley on Kinder Scout video Geoff posted are THE GREAT TOMORROW , which isn't a Kinder Trespass specific song:https://www.antiwarsongs.org/canzone.php?lang=en&id=59515

And FROM BELOW by the Commoners Choir:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLkIlWD1PKs

https://www.commonerschoir.com/writing.php

Above link also has lyrics for For the Common Good (Magna Carta song).

From Below

Step by step…
With a compass and a cap
For a sing-song and a scrap
Are we bound by the lines upon the map?
Hell no!
‘Cos real change comes from below

Chorus:
From below, from below
Real change comes from below

It’s a place we call our own
From stone to boundary stone
Will they take away the right to roam?
Hell no!
‘Cos real change comes from below

Chorus

For every footprint on the land
For all the banners and the banned
Should we keep to the landlord’s plans?
Hell no!
‘Cos real change comes from below

Chorus

From below, from below
Real change comes from below
Down in the soil where the ideas grow
Real change comes from below


(Hope they don't mind!)


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Diolch
Date: 09 Apr 23 - 12:35 PM

Just realised the Young'uns'own song TRESPASSERS wasn't mentioned in the original post. It's from their 2023 album Tiny Notes which is excellent and available via bandcamp:

https://theyounguns.bandcamp.com/album/tiny-notes


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 09 Apr 23 - 05:00 PM

John Tams added new verses to The Manchester Rambler to bring it up to date, and set it to The Farmer's Toast.

Nothing changes, it all stays the same.
They're selling the moorland for profit and gain.
They've sold all the rivers and bought all the rain,
And you can't go up there, you're disturbing the game.

Cod's roe, caviar, milk stout and champagne,
Gold cards and dole cards, but never the twain.
That's the game, that's their game.
Nothing changes, it all stays the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dchwCSqS284 Manchester Rambler by John Tams and Barry Coope
Tam and Barry

Link to THE MANCHESTER RAMBLER posted above


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 10 Apr 23 - 08:53 AM

SONGS ABOUT MARY McKINNON
16 April 1823. execution of Mary McKinnon of Edinburgh for murder

Mary McKinnon from The National Archive of Scotland   
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C12725134
MARY McKINNON’S IAMENT     http://www.campin.me.uk/Embro/Webrelease/Embro/13law/text/Lament.htm
McKINNON’S GHOST     http://www.campin.me.uk/Embro/Webrelease/Embro/13law/text/McKinnon.htm
BBC Sounds Radio 4 Programme Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley: Mary McKinnon https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0f7q008


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Apr 23 - 06:18 AM

21 April 1916 . Three days before the Easter Rising began in Dublin, a German submarine put Roger Casement ashore at Banna Strand in Tralee Bay, County Kerry.

THE BALLAD OF ROGER CASEMENT   aka    THE LONELY BANNA STRAND
On the twenty first of April, good Friday at the dawn.
A German boat was seen to float outside of Carrahane.
'With twenty thousand rifles, all ready for to land.
And waiting for a signal from the shores of Banna Strand.


Lonely Banna Strand (The Ballad of Roger Casement) · Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw5U-OIPtP8
Many other recordings of Banna Strand on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=banna+strand+song
Roger Casement from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Casement
Banna Strand (song) from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banna_Strand_(song)

(Another) BALLAD OF ROGER CASEMENT   aka   ROGER CASEMENT    https://omeka.cloud.unimelb.edu.au/execution-ballads/items/show/958
Roger Casement - Wolfhound     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pPfwGU8T6Mhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pPfwGU8T6M


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Apr 23 - 11:42 PM

On this day in 1912: The Titanic sank after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic on her maiden voyage.

Anthology of American Folk Music Volume One: Ballads (1952) Harry E. Smith 1927
When the Great Ship Went Down Written By Traditional & William & Versey Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhSS6x6bx4A&t=10s When that great ship went down

Performed by Andy Irvine at the opening of the Titanic Museum in Belfast.

Link to post above SONGS ABOUT THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 15 Apr 23 - 06:08 AM

On this day in 1989: Britain’s worst football disaster happened at Hillsborough, Sheffield, when 96 fans were crushed to death during an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

The very moving WHEN SATURDAY CAME by Robb Johnson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ipbUFhxuZ8 When Saturday Came
Recorded at Transmission Studios on Thursday 25th August 2011 by Ali Gavan. Video by Robb and Arvin.

Hillsborough Disaster Tribute Song - Always On Our Mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDgl6q5mpBo
This is a song written by Matt Caffrey and Ronnie Elliott. (Liverpool, England). It is dedicated to those who lost their lives at the Hillsborough Tragedy.

See also Any March songs? 28 March On this day in 1991: A jury returned a verdict of accidental death at the end of an inquest into the deaths of 96 Liverpool football fans who died in the Hillsborough stadium disaster in Sheffield in 1989.

Link To MUDCAT Post from GUEST,henryp : Any March Songs? :WHEN SATURDAY CAME /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=169401#whensaturdaycame:~:text=Subject%3A%20RE%3A%20Any%20March%20Songs%3F%0AFrom%3A%20GU


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Apr 23 - 07:05 PM

16 April 1797. The Spithead Mutiny began at Spithead near near Portsmouth,England.

THE SEVENTEEN BRIGHT STARS

Come all you bold Britons, to the sea do belong,
Of the seventeen bright stars I will sing you a song.
On the fifteenth of April at Spithead we lay;
Lord Britport he hove out a signal to weigh,
But one and all we refused to obey.


Mainly Norfolk: The Seventeen Bright Stars   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/theseventeenbrightstars.html
Short recorded extract by AL Lloyd, Alistair Anderson and Bobby Campbell from Apple Music https://music.apple.com/gb/album/the-seventeen-bright-stars-feat-alistair-anderson/1617190135?i=1617190142


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Apr 23 - 06:08 PM

    NELSON’S VICTORY AT COPENHAGEN

2 April 1801   The Battle of Copenhagen of 1801 , also known as the First Battle of Copenhagen to distinguish it from the Second Battle of Copenhagen in 1807, was a naval battle in which a British fleet fought and defeated a smaller force of the Dano-Norwegian Navy anchored near Copenhagen.

Draw near, ye gallant seamen, while I the truth unfold
Of as gallant a naval victory as ever yet was told.
The second day of April last, upon the Baltic main,
Parker, Nelson, and their brave tars fresh laurels there did gain.


Nelson's Victory at Copenhagen · Martyn Wyndham-Read · Alistair Anderson · Bobby Campbell    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3zL2xwn4dk
Full Lyrics for Nelson's Victory at Copenhagen from Mainsail Café     https://mainsailcafe.com/songs/nelsons-victory-at-copenhagen
MUDCAT Lyr Req: Nelson's Victory at Copenhagen /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=98892
Battle of Copenhagen (1801) from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Copenhagen_(1801)#:~:text=The%20Battle%20of%20Copenha


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 Apr 23 - 01:47 AM

On this day 17 April in 1860: The first boxing world title fight took place near Farnborough, Hampshire, when Tom Sayers took on American John Heenan. After 37 rounds – two hours and 27 minutes – the match was declared a draw.

HEENAN AND SAYERS from Mainly Norfolk

You ranting lads and sporting blades, come listen to my song.
I'm sure that it will please you well and it won't detain you long.
't was the seventeenth of April and thousands went with joy
To see the English champion and the bold Benicia Boy.

This story of the glorious boxing fight between John Carmel Heenan and Tom Sayers was recorded in 1962 by A.L. Lloyd accompanied by Steve Benbow on guitar for the Topic EP Gamblers and Sporting Blades.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISGvLPC35mA
Heenan and Sayers

Heenan and Sayers - Jon Doran and The Northern Assembly     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY379id2feI
Heenan and Sayers from Mainly Norfolk    https://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/heenanandsayers.html#:~:text=The%20fight%20between%20the%20heavyweight,be%20dispersed%20b
Various Ballads about Tom Sayer's from Bodleian Library    http://ballads.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/search/subject/Sayers%2C%20Tom%2C%201826-1865/?query=&f_Subjects=Sayers,%20Tom,%201826-1865&f_S
Happy Land of Caanan, the Sayers and Heenan Version    http://ballads.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/static/images/sheets/10000/07903.gif

John C. Heenan from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Heenan
Tom Sayers from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Sayers


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Apr 23 - 12:17 PM

SONGS ABOUT THE SHOOTING OF LORD LEITRIM
2nd April 1878. Lord Leitrim assassinated in the north of County Donegal in Ireland .

Ye men from Tipperary, have ye heard from Donegal,
How Rory and his gallant men caused Lord Leitrim's sad downfall?
It was on the second of April in the year of seventy-eight.
I hope the youth of Ireland will keep memory of that date.


Facebook page of Jim Carroll who gives information which prompted this post
https://www.facebook.com/jim.carroll.73594/posts/pfbid0cfnxhXZCrByhL3kaXcd7jL4wkRABBm6HMo64X1BAzQoGr9W7hP6CBWcAgZNCJjDTl?from_cl
Another Ballad on the Shooting of Lord Leitrim fom duchais.ie     https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4658448/4656705/4660852


Lord Leitrim · Dónal Maguire   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkAKZkw5I9Y
Lord Leitrim · Jody Stecher     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ydQugOfmDQ
Leitrim (a brief history) - song by Mick Blake    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg6rXQjlN9g

Lord Leitrim assassinated Part of a series of articles published in the Leitrim Observer    https://www.loughrynn.net/assassination-of-lord-leitrim
William Clements, 3rd Earl of Leitrim from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Clements,_3rd_Earl_of_Leitrim


Thanks to Jim Carroll for the following link about Lord Leitrim which gives access to more recordings and information. https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=kZGpIqVZsXBkbB73gzQ6IfCNxXihMLIw7Nok#folder=15960411103&tpl=publicfoldergrid


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 19 Apr 23 - 05:45 PM

19 April On this day in 1775: In Lexington, Massachusetts, the opening shot was fired – by a British general – in the United States War of Independence. This was the shot “heard around the world”.

CONCORD HYMN (original title "Hymn: Sung at the Completion of the Concord Monument, April 19, 1836") is a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson written for the 1837 dedication of an obelisk monument in Concord, Massachusetts, commemorating the battles of Lexington and Concord, a series of battles and skirmishes on April 19, 1775 which sparked the American Revolutionary War.

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

At Concord's Independence Day celebration on July 4, 1837, it was first read, then sung as a hymn by a local choir using the then-familiar tune "Old Hundredth". Wikipedia

Concord Hymn performed by the Choir of First Parish Church Concord,Ma.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1ApkEnMCwc ;


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 19 Apr 23 - 07:47 PM

SONGS ABOUT THE ZOO
27 April 1828 The world's first scientific zoo was opened in London.

WE’RE GOING TO THE ZOO - Julie Felix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTe9rhLC2XE
AT THE ZOO - Simon & Garfunkel     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xKLBne1CoI
ZOO - Red Velvet     https://soundcloud.com/taedess/red-velvet-red-flavor-x-zoo
Zoo (song) from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoo_(song)

WALKING IN THE ZOO
"Walking in the Zoo"from Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walking_in_the_Zoo
Lyrics for "Walking in the Zoo" from Monologues.co.uk     http://monologues.co.uk/musichall/Songs-W/Walking-In-Zoo.htm

THE ZOOOLOGICAL GARDENS - The Dubliners     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxecS31al7Q
Brendan Behan: The Zoological Gardens    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVbPuGvdw0k

London Zoo from Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Zoo


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 20 Apr 23 - 08:09 AM

ONCE TO EVERY MAN AND NATION

April 25, 1846 – February 2, 1848 The Mexican–American War.

Mexican–American War from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Once To Every Man and Nation, recordings and information from Rise up And Sing    https://www.riseupandsing.org/songs/once-every-man-and-nation
Once to Every Man and Nation from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_to_Every_Man_and_Nation#:~:text=%22Once%20to%20Every%20Man%20and,Williams%20in%201890.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Diolch
Date: 23 Apr 23 - 10:28 AM

As I posted this in another thread and it's probably the most well-known local song about the Bay of Pigs Invasion, which tried to take place (but failed) at Playa Girón on 17–20 April 1961, let's have it here too.
PLAYA GIRÓN

Silvio Rodríguez - Playa Girón    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfe_gzBfrfU


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Apr 23 - 12:03 PM

Another song about the Bay of Pigs Invasion is BROTHERS - Randy Newman     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZWLpl9oQqs
Information about “ Brothers” from Song Facts     https://www.songfacts.com/facts/randy-newman/brothers


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 24 Apr 23 - 07:08 PM

WILLIAM GLENN

On the first of April, then we set sail,
Blessed with a fine and a prosperous gale.
And we were bound for New Barbary
With all of our whole ship's company.


William Glenn - Nic Jones
   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsRCk9P-zFQ
Lyrics, recording and information from Mainly Norfolk about Captain Glen / William Glenn / Sir William Gower / The New York Trader     https://mainlynorfolk.info/tony.rose/songs/captainglen.html


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 24 Apr 23 - 11:41 PM

25 April On this date in 1915, Australian, New Zealand, British and French forces landed on the Gallipoli peninsula.

And the band played Waltzing Matilda, as the ship pulled away from the quay
And amidst all the cheers, the flag-waving and tears, we sailed off for Gallipoli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnFzCmAyOp8 Eric Bogle

Link to post above about AND THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 25 Apr 23 - 01:21 PM

Further to Felipa Date: 21 Feb 22 - 05:55 PM https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=171051
THE DANCE OF THE CHERRY TREES recorded, and presumably written by, John Spillane.

Loveliest of Trees A. E. Housman - 1859-1936

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.

From Loveliest of Trees by Polly Bolton Band 1996 SHEPHERD MUSIC SHEP CD 01
A setting of poems taken from "A Shropshire Lad" by A.E. Housman.
Polly Bolton, John Shepherd and Steve Dunachie; verses read by Sir Nigel Hawthorne.

Link to post above by Felipa DANCE OF THE CHERRY TREES (THE)


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 25 Apr 23 - 01:54 PM

Subject: Lyr Add: Sultana (steamboat disaster 1865) From: GUEST,Rick Pollay Date: 24 Apr 23 - 03:01 PM

The Sultana, Art Thieme. Tune: "Blue Mountain Lakes” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADW7JhfmVz0

It was April 24th of 1865.
On the Father of Waters, side-wheelers did glide.
From New Orleans to St. Louis town,
Right on her schedule, she glided on down.
       Burning down, down, down. Burning down.

She landed at Memphis on April 26th,
Gave care to the wounded and care to the sick.
Some stronger soldiers unloaded her hold,
Carried out canned goods and bodies so cold.
       Burning down, down, down. Burning down.

The steamboat Sultana, built for 376 passengers, was severely overcrowded at Vicksburg with over 1,953 paroled Union solder/prisoners, 22 guards from the 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, over 70 fare-paying cabin passengers, and 85 crew members, for a total of 2,130 people. Seven miles above Memphis, the patched boilers exploded and fire ensued. The official death count by the United States Customs Service was 1,547.

Link to post above THE SULTANA


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From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 25 Apr 23 - 02:10 PM

HARRY BELAFONTE SONGS
Sky News, 25 April 2023; Harry Belafonte, the singer and actor who became a civil rights activist, has died at 96. Reluctantly nicknamed "The King of Calypso", he was largely responsible for bringing Caribbean music to an international audience in the 1950s, and the first singer - in any genre - to sell a million records in a year.

Just last year, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, becoming the oldest person ever to receive the honour. Alongside his sparkling Hollywood career, he was a committed activist, working closely with Martin Luther King Jr during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5dpBWlRANE
Day-O

Harry Belafonte, all songs on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=harry+belafonte+all+songs


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 28 Apr 23 - 06:52 AM

28 April On this day in 1789 the crew of HM Armed Vessel Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian, mutinied in the Friendly Islands in the South Seas, eventually settling on Pitcairn Island.

In 1985, David Essex co-wrote and starred as Fletcher Christian in the West End musical Mutiny! based on the novel Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. The score produced two more hit singles, including TAHITI , his tenth Top 10 success.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpuB5GInnAk
Tahiti


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Apr 23 - 07:03 PM

THE BOUNTY
The Bounty (Trad / P M Adamson)   -   P. M. Adamson   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJF43QMiBaY
Mutiny on the Bounty from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutiny_on_the_Bounty


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 30 Apr 23 - 06:26 PM

LITTLE MARY PHAGAN
26 April 1913 13-year-old Mary Phagan was found brutally murdered in the basement of the factory of the National Pencil Company where she worked in Atlanta .This resulted in the lynching of Leo Frank, the factory superintendent after his trial and conviction for the murder .

Various recordings of “Little Mary Phagan” on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=little+mary+phagan+song
Mary Phagan, American Murder Victim from Encyclopedia Britannica         https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mary-Phagan
Little Mary Phagan - Rosa Lee Carson (Moonshine Kate)   -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MydWpM7C4OY

Another song about Mary Phagan THE GRAVE OF LITTLE MARY PHAGAN   -   Fiddlin John Carson     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne7rDtQrwoM


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 May 23 - 04:19 AM

THE LOSS OF THE ALBION
April 22, 1822.

It was the first of April from New York we set sail,
Kind Neptune did protect us with a sweet and pleasant gale
Until about the twentieth a storm then did arise,
The raging billows loud did roar and dismal were the skies

MUDCAT Digital Tradition, Lyrics
@displaysong.cfm?SongID=6636,6636


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 May 23 - 11:04 AM

Information about THE LOSS OF THE PACKET SHIP ALBION from Shannon Selin     https://shannonselin.com/2017/04/wreck-packet-ship-albion/


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 06 May 23 - 05:26 PM

Been trying to post this for several days, so here's hoping that (a) it'll take, and (b) it hasn't been done before!

Ahem:


The one Dust Bowl Ballad that mentions the date of the great dust storm of 1935:


THE GREAT DUST STORM
(Dust Storm Disaster)

On the 14th day of April of 1935,
There struck the worst of dust storms that ever filled the sky.
You could see that dust storm comin', the cloud looked deathlike black,
And through our mighty nation, it left a dreadful track.

From Oklahoma City to the Arizona line,
Dakota and Nebraska to the lazy Rio Grande,
It fell across our city like a curtain of black rolled down,
We thought it was our judgement, we thought it was our doom.

The radio reported, we listened with alarm,
The wild and windy actions of this great mysterious storm;
From Albuquerque and Clovis, and all New Mexico,
They said it was the blackest that ever they had saw.

From old Dodge City, Kansas, the dust had rung their knell,
And a few more comrades sleeping on top of old Boot Hill.
From Denver, Colorado, they said it blew so strong,
They thought that they could hold out, but they didn't know how long.

Our relatives were huddled into their oil boom shacks,
And the children they was cryin' as it whistled through the cracks.
And the family it was crowded into their little room,
They thought the world had ended, and they thought it was their doom.

The storm took place at sundown, it lasted through the night,
When we looked out next morning, we saw a terrible sight.
We saw outside our window where wheat fields they had grown
Was now a rippling ocean of dust the wind had blown.

It covered up our fences, it covered up our barns,
It covered up our tractors in this wild and dusty storm.
We loaded our jalopies and piled our families in,
We rattled down that highway to never come back again.

Woody Guthrie


Great Dust Storm Disaster- Woody Guthrie    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvI7BmuUBXU
Dust Bowl Ballads from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_Bowl_Ballads


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From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 May 23 - 06:24 PM

How 'bout SO LONG IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH (Woody Guthrie)?

I've sung this song, and I'll sing it again
Of the place where I lived, on the wild windy plain
In a month called April, a county called Gray
Here is what all of the people there say: (Well, it's...)

So Long It's Been Good to Know You -Woody Guthrie on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqiblXFlZuk


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Jun 23 - 09:23 AM

15 April 1988 Death of British actor, Kenneth Williams who sang many folk song parodies as Rambling Sid Rumpo , originally in the 1960s BBC Radio comedy series Round the Horne.

SONGS SUNG BY RAMBLING SID RUMPO     https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_l9wbwhy5ksWIVaDza4sFDKYB--uGWP5K8
Rambling Syd Rumpo from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambling_Syd_Rumpo#cite_note-Ganderbag-1
Kenneth Williams from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Williams


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Jun 23 - 02:28 PM

THE GOOD OLD CAUSE

April 1660 General John Lambert tried to raise an army against the restoration of The Crown in favour of the Commonwealth by issuing a proclamation calling on all supporters of the "Good Old Cause" to rally on the battlefield of Edgehill, but he was arrested before arriving at the battlefield.

Ballad: The Downfall Of The Good Old Cause    
https://web.archive.org/web/20090125135724/http://www.poemsonline.org/poem/cavalier-songs/downfall-of-the-good-old-cause/
Hey Boys, Up Go We from Folktune Finder     https://www.folktunefinder.com/tunes/15867

The Good Old Cause – The Dolmen    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT4i6hBET8U
Good Old Cause rom Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Old_Cause


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Jun 23 - 03:58 AM

April 7, 1915 Birth of singer Billie Holiday

SONGS SUNG BY BILLIE HOLIDAY
Billie Holiday from Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Holiday
Many recordings by Billie Holiday on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Billie+Holiday++top+tracks


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Jun 23 - 06:44 PM

Apr 30, 1900. Death of "Casey" Jones, railroader who was killed when his passenger train collided with a stalled freight train at Vaughan, Mississippi.

CASEY JONES
Casey Jones from Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_Jones
Casey Jones [Laws G1] from The Ballad Index    http://balladindex.org/Ballads/LG01.html
Many recordings of Casey Jones on You Tube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Casey+Jones+song


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Jun 23 - 04:56 PM

SONGS ABOUT EMELIANO ZAPATA

April 10 1919.    Death of Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata

” Zapata's Blood”- Rage Against the Machine    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSekAZFTuHA
Emiliano Zapata from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emiliano_Zapata
” Zapata Se Queda” - Lila Downs     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beuRgIqxTnY
Corrido de la Muerte de Emiliano Zapata - La Milpa de Mexico https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gyA0vSa91U


Link to post below from ,henryp :VIVA ZAPATA


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Jun 23 - 09:11 AM

Apr 13, 1743    Birth of Thomas Jefferson , the third president of the United States.

SONGS ABOUT THOMAS JEFFERSON

Thomas Jefferson from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson

Jefferson and Liberty   - Pete Seeger     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLkOqeQe0XM
   
The Thomas Jefferson Song - Mr. Beat    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTTWwsyA_cU


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Jun 23 - 12:27 PM

THE HERTHA AYRTON SONG

28 April 1854 Birth,in Portsea, Hampshire, England, of Hertha Marks Ayrton,suffragette, mathematician, scientist and inventor of the practical form of arc lighting .

Hertha Ayrton from Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hertha_Ayrton
The Hertha Ayrton Song Lyrics from electric voice theatre     https://minervascientifica.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/The-Hertha-Ayrton-Song-Lyrics.pdf


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 Jun 23 - 05:26 PM

Further to SONGS ABOUT EMELIANO ZAPATA Date: 07 Jun 23 - 04:56 PM

Andy Irvine sings VIVA ZAPATA at Dent Festival 2009

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSk-FD_4pSk
Viva Zapata


Link to post above SONGS ABOUT EMELIANO ZAPATA


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 24 Jun 23 - 09:20 AM

SONGS SUNG OR WRITTEN BY HEDY WEST
April 6, 1938 Birth of American singer and songwriter Hedy West.

Hedy West from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_West
Songs sung by Hedy West on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=By+Hedy+West


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Jun 23 - 06:23 PM

THE KENTUCKIAN SONG   -  Eddy Arnold     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LKrJX3jA6c

I see my darling in each spray of summer sunlight
I see my darling in the leaves that fall
I see her walking in the rainy April sadness
And hear her name in every bluebird call.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 30 Jun 23 - 03:54 AM

SONGS ABOUT THE ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

April 14, 1865 Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was assassinated by stage actor John Wilkes Booth.

John Wilkes Booth · Tony Rice    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ_z6V7nMlY
John Wilkes Booth - dud    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khLP3iejkgE
Mudcat: Lyr Req: John Wilkes Booth     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=27479&messages=13#top
Lyrics to Song, on the death of President Abraham Lincoln from the Library of Congress         https://www.loc.gov/resource/amss.cw105410.0/?st=text
The Assassin's Vision J.W. Turner · University of St. Mary's Choir     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzZz73GyOW8
”Give Us Just Another Lincoln” - Sheet music and information from Johns Hopkins University     https://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/collection/008/035
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Abraham_Lincoln


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Mar 24 - 07:53 AM

Apr 14, 1865 John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln

BOOTH KILLED LINCOLN / BOOTH SHOT LINCOLN
Booth Killed Lincoln · Cisco Houston   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-sMBrOx-XA
Various recordings of Booth Shot Lincoln on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=booth+shot+lincoln+song
Mudcat, Lyr Req: Booth Shot Lincoln / Booth Killed Lincoln /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=40567&messages=11
THE MURDER OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN by Dennis Lee Nowick     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3t9fvo0nlo
ON THE DEATH OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN  -  American Pioneer Singers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VU_M5Fa-N0
"On the Death of President Abraham Lincoln Lyrics by Silas S. Steele     https://electionsongs.com/12-on-the-death-of-president-abraham-lincoln
Song on the Death of President Abraham Lincoln from The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection     https://www.lincolncollection.org/collection/categories/item/?cat=18&page=37&item=105836


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Apr 24 - 05:26 PM

APRIL FOOL by Patti Smith    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcR3I3Qk1XU


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Apr 24 - 01:29 AM

Another vote for April Fool's Day Morn by Loudon wainwright.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woaZiqmpah8"

Who were his English and Irish companions?

Link to post above from Geordie Downie , APRIL FOOL’S DAY MORN


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Apr 24 - 01:06 PM

THE DEATH OF LITTLE KATHY FISCUS

April 8, 1949, Kathy Fiscus, a three-year-old girl died after falling into a well in San Marino, California. The failed rescue attempt received nationwide attention in the US as it was carried live on radio and on television.
   
On April the 8th, the year '49,
Death claimed a little child, so pure and so kind.
Kathy they called her, met her doom that day.
I know it was God that called her away.

Recordings and information on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Death+Of+Little+KATHY+FISCUS+
Death of Kathy Fiscus as sung by Glenda Sue Richardson, Mountain View, Arkansas from The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection     https://maxhunter.missouristate.edu/songinformation.aspx?ID=1224
Kathy Fiscus from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Fiscus
Mudcat, ADD/Origin: Death of Little Kathy Fiscus (Osborne)     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10213&messages=16#top


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From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Apr 24 - 11:13 AM

April 9 1898 American actor and singer Paul Robeson was born.

Paul Robeson from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Robeson

Paul Robeson Playlist on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL644F31FFC8571789
1. DEEP RIVER & CURLY HEADED BABY
2. JOE HILL
3. SUMMERTIME
4.BALLAD FOR AMERICANS
5.JERUSALEM
6. ODE TO JOY
7. WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THEY CRUCIFIED MY LORD?
8. NEARER MY GOD TO THEE
9. LAND OF MY FATHERS
10. LOCH LOMOND
11.OLD MAN RIVER
12. THE MINSTREL BOY
13.IT AINT NECESSARILY SO
14. DRINK TO ME ONLY THINE EYES
15. NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I SEEN
16.THE HOUSE I LIVE IN
17. SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT
18.SONG OF FREEDOM
19.THAT’S WHY DARKIES WERE BORN
20.TREES
21. CONGO LULLABY
22.MA CURLEY HEADED BABY
23.JUST A WEARYING FOR YOU
24. BALM OF GILEAD
25. A PERFECT DAY
26.ERISKAY LOVE LILT
27. KILLING SONG
28. COBBLERS SONG
29.STAR VICINO
30. SCANDALIZE MY NAME!
31.DIDN’T MY LORD DELIVER DANIEL
32.MIGHTY LAK A ROSE
33. LOVE SONG
34. RIVER STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR
35.THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE
36. CLIMBING UP THE MOUNTAIN
37.OLD FOLKS AT HOME& WAY DOWN UPON THE SWANEE
38. STEAL AWAY
39.THE BLIND PLOUGHMAN
40. PASSING BY
41.THE LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM
42.NATIVE LAND
43. SONG OF THE PLAINS
44. STAND STILL JORDAN
45. NOW SLEEPS THE CRIMSON PETAL
46. ON MY JOURNEY & MOUNT ZION
47. WHEN IT’S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH
48.THE BANJO SONG
49.MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME
50. LE CANADIEN ERRANT
51. ANTHEM FOR THE USSR
52. MEXICAN LULLABY
53.JOSHUA FIT THE BATTLE OF JERICHO
54. THE FOUR INSURGENT GENERALS
55. PAUL ROBESON MELODY
56. AT DAWNING
57. SKYE BOAT SONG
58. THE PEAT BOG SOLDIERS
59.THE PUREST KIND OF GUY
60. LITTLE PAL
61. DEEP RIVER
62.FROM BORDER TO BORDER
63. SHORTENIN BREAD
64. LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER ON OUR KNEES
65. OLD FOLKS AT HOME & SWANEE RIVER
66. SILENT NIGHT
67. MARY HAD A BABY
68. IT TAKES A LONG PULL TO GET THERE
69. POOR OLD JOE
70. OH NO JOHN
71. WANDERER
72.OH, HOW PROUD OUR QUIET DON.
73. CHEE LAI
74. GOSPODI GOSPODI
75. HO HO-WAGON SONG
76.JUST KEEPIN ON
77.MAMMY
78. THE FOUR RIVERS
79. CRADLE SONG
80. GOT THE SOUTH IN MY SOUL
81. DEEP RIVER & CURLY HEADED BABY
82. THE BANJO SONG

    PAUL ROBESON    sung by World Inferno Friendship Society     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgujrPPYNXs


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 10 Apr 24 - 06:41 AM

April 15, 2013 The Boston Marathon bombing, a terrorist attack that took place during the annual Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and hundreds injured.
Boston Marathon bombing from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Marathon_bombing

SONGS ABOUT THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING
I DON’T HAVE A SONG FOR THAT   -  Ben Johnston and Jordan Lucero     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-9rN8rJkXM
NEW BEGINNING -   Noah Guthrie     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1YBtDcRnXA
4 -15-13  -  Dropkick Murphys     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjsXEpVc8w0


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 11 Apr 24 - 12:44 AM

Six Irish convicts, sentenced to fourteen years deportation to Western Australia, were whisked away by the American whaler, The Catalpa, in April of 1876.

THE CATALPA
(Trad.) (usually sung to the tune of Rosin the Bow)

A noble whale ship and commander
Was called the Catalpa, they say,
She came out to Western Australia
And took six poor Fenians away

Chorus:
So come all you screws, warders and jailers
Remember Perth Regatta Day.
Take care of the rest of your Fenians
Or the Yankees will steal them away.

Seven long years they had served here
And seven long more had to stay,
For defending their country, old Ireland.
And for that they were banished away.

You kept them in Western Australia
Till their hair began to turn grey,
When a Yank from the States of America
Came out here and stole them away. Chorus

Now all the Perth boats were a-racing,
And making short tacks for the spot;
But the Yankee tacked into Fremantle
And took the best prize of the lot.

The Georgette gave chase with bold warriors
With orders the Yanks to arrest
But she hoisted her star-spangled banner
Saying “You will not board me, I guess.” Chorus

Now they've landed safe in America
And there will be able to cry,
“Hoist up the green flag and the shamrock.
Hurrah, for old Ireland we'll die.”

Many recordings on the web. Here's one by Raymond Crooke:
https://youtu.be/Ec228_a89WQ?si=C8w1NxDJ0evasK1m


More songs about The Catalpa
THE CATALPA RESCUE,1876     by Éilis Kennedy     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_OSNUjNqx0
CATALPA RESCUE by Beyond the Pale     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgcZm21Xxv4
CATALPA RESCUE by Catalpa     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4bBEazM66c
THE GOOD SHIP CATALPA by Padraig Grimes    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-b7uqzm0Eo
TAKE CARE OF YOUR FENIANS OR THE YANKEES WILL STEAL THEM AWAY -   Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ0fYxNIByQ

Mudcat, Origins: The Catalpa    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=130098
Mudcat Digitrad lyrics    /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=1117,1117
Catalpa Rescue from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalpa_rescue BR>


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Apr 24 - 04:17 AM

WRECK OF THE OLD ‘49
Well, I'll sing you a song 'bout the old Forty Nine
The fastest engine on the Santa Fe line
On the fourteenth of April, she made a desp'rate dash
And she got there on time and she did not crash!


Wreck Of The Old 97 · Johnny Cash    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PauEAvUbQLg
Many recordings of ‘ Wreck Of The Old 97’ on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Wreck+Of+The+Old+97
The Wreck of the Old 97 - History and Music Video     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ggBWk-Q_NY
Wreck of the Old ’49 - Shel Silverstein https://genius.com/Shel-silverstein-wreck-of-the-old-49-lyrics


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Apr 24 - 11:15 AM

April 1923 Hundreds of emigrants left the Scottish Western Isles and sailed for Canada on the SS Marloch and SS Metagama. Donald MacDonald wrote the song Fagail Bhornais about this.

FAGAIL BHORNAIS   -  Mairi MacInnes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWYVtpntB4Y

Fagail Bhornais -several other recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Fagail+Bhornais

Mudcat: Lyr Add: Fagail Bhornais (Donald Macdonald     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=172513&messages=3
Emigration from Stornoway from Stornoway Historical Society     https://stornowayhistoricalsociety.org.uk/emigration/
Metagama exodus shows how 1,500 people left the Western Isles a century ago article from P& J Website     https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/5592385/metagama-exodus-1500-people-left-western-isles-century-ago/
Information from "Scotish News"https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/5592385/metagama-exodus-1500-people-left-western-isles-century-ago/
GUR MI BHA GÒRACH A' FÀGAIL BHÒRNAIS :Information about the song and recording from Tobar an Dualchais  https://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/track/34645?l=en


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 20 Apr 24 - 05:43 AM

APRIL IS THE CRUELEST MONTH     by Rob Scallon   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IMn5omIBwk


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Apr 24 - 05:28 PM

APRIL IS THE CRUELEST MONTHwritten by Tor Thomassen performed by The Late Great https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jL4zGkX7to


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 24 Apr 24 - 03:10 AM

24 April On this day in 1965: The Pennine Way – 250 miles from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm on the Scottish border – was officially opened.

Pete Coe sang his own song The Pennine Way in 1989 on his LP A Right Song and Dance;

Want of employment causes me to roam
Far from the valley where I have made my home,
Like many a one before me returning when I may,
Just another pilgrim on the Pennine Way.

THE PENNINE WAY -   Pete Coe     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2tFww3yIfE
Pilgrim On The Pennine Way Jon Boden       https://www.afolksongaday.com/?p=1800


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Apr 24 - 08:34 AM

April 1808 It is said that this is when Naomi Wise went missing. Her drowned and battered body was later found in a river

Infrormation from Find A Grave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15846775/naomi-wise

THE BALLAD OF OMIE WISE   Various recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Ballad+of+Omie+Wise

Mudcat DT Lyrics, OMIE WISE    /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=4456
Mudcat, Greg Graffin, Omie Wise tune? /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=96328
Lyrics and music for OMIE WISE, by Bob Waltz from Remembering The Old Songs    https://www.lizlyle.lofgrens.org/RmOlSngs/RTOS-OmieWise.html
Omie Wise from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omie_Wise


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 30 Apr 24 - 08:39 AM

v1 of I REMEMBER by Molly Drake

We tramped the open moorland in the rainy April weather
And came upon the little inn that we had found together
The landlord gave us toast and tea and stopped to share a joke
And I remember firelight
I remember firelight
I remember firelight
And you remember smoke


YouTube
Molly Drake
https://youtu.be/ZYo2ryZ3wUs
Unthanks
https://youtu.be/3-iIuU0tE24
score
https://youtu.be/zNfXQqBOXPY
score
musescore.com/user/2730651/scores/6710183

Pretty well the only mention of Molly Drake on mudcat; with a link to a 2013 BBC radio programme & link to info about her music on CD.
mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=152972


Recording and information from Beautiful Song of the Week 506 https://www.beautifulsongoftheweek.com/week-506-i-remember-by-molly-drake/


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 May 24 - 06:18 PM

DO AWAY WITH APRIL  -   Sarah Vaughan     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzEKwTbRfjo


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