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Any December Songs?

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Subject: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 06:39 PM

      This is an edited PermaThread®, used for a special project. This thread will be moderated by Geoff Lawes and Levana Taylor. Feel free to post to this thread, but remember that all messages posted here are subject to editing or deletion.
      -Joe Offer-

The songs-of-the-month threads need one for December that does not include anything specifically about the solstice or midwinter holidays, those having their own. Here's a few to begin...


ALPHABETICAL DECEMBER INDEX Below is an alphabetical index of titles collected in this thread so far. If a title in this index is clicked then you should be "jumped" to the section of the thread in which most of the discussion and links for that title occur. If you just want to add a new post to this thread use the “Post to this thread” or POST buttons to jump to the end of the thread. We will 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 ,Geoff Lawes




INDEX OF DECEMBER SONGS

ÁIRD A' CHUAIN
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A CONCERTINA
ANGEL GABRIEL FROM HEAVEN CAME (THE)
APPLE TREE WASSAIL
ASHTABULA TRAIN WRECK
AS I GO RAMBLING ROUND
AULD LANG SYNE
A VINT-I-CINC DE DESEMBRE     aka FUM FUM FUM
AYE FOND KISS by Robbie Burns
BACK TO DECEMBER
BALLAD OF DARR MINE (THE)
BALLAD OF JOHN MACLEAN
BALLAD OF KATHLEEN CLARKE (THE)
BALLAD OF OF LIFEBOAT 54 (THE)   -   Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir
BALLAD OF MICHAEL COLLINS (THE)   aka Hang Out Your Brightest Colours
BALLAD OF PENLEE (THE)   -   Anthony Phillips
BALLAD OF SOLOMON BROWNE (THE)  -   Simon King
BALLAD OF THE CARPENTER (THE)
BALLAD OF THE TAY RAIL BRIDGE
BALLAD OF THE TEA PARTY
BALLAD OF ST. ANNE'S REEL (THE)
BATTLE OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
BAYOU SARA
BLACKBIRD (THE)
BLECKELL MURRYNEET (THE)
BOAR'S HEAD CAROL (THE)
BONNIE CHARLIE   aka   WILL YE NO COME BACK AGAIN?
BOSTON BURGLAR (THE)
BOSTON TEA PARTY SONG
BOXING DAY
BOYS OF PENLEE (THE) -   Jim Wearne
BOYS OF PENLEE (THE) -   Stephen Richard
BRACERO
BRING A TORCH, JEANETTE ISABELLA
BULLFIGHT ON THE SAN PEDRO (THE)
BUSHES AND BRIARS
CANDLE IN THE WINDOW (A)
CAPTAIN JOHNSON’S LAST FAREWELL
CAPTAIN WEDDERBURN'S COURTSHIP
CHERRY TREE CAROL (THE)
CHRISTMAS AT SEA
CHRISTMAS CAROL (A)   byTom Lehrer
CHRISTMAS DINNER by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
CHRISTMAS DINNER by Peter, Paul & Mary
CHRISTMAS DINNER COUNTRY STYLE
CHRISTMAS HARE (THE) 
CHRISTMAS GOOSE (THE)
CHRISTMAS IN NO MAN’S LAND
CHRISTMAS IN SOUTHGATE
CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES
CHRISTMAS IS COMING, THE GOOSE IS GETTING FAT
CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
CHRISTMAS MORNING
CHRISTMAS, MY ARSE  by Ricky Tomlinson
CHRISTMAS PUDDING
CHRISTMAS PUDDING SONG
CHRISTMAS SHOES (THE)
CHRISTMAS SONG WRITTEN BY A COMPUTER
CHRISTMAS TIME
CHRISTMAS TIME IN WASHINGTON     written by Roy Acuff
CHRISTMAS TIME'S A-COMIN'
CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
CHRISTMAS TREE SONG (THE)
CHRISTMAS TRUCE SONG (THE)
CHRISTMAS 1914
CHRISTMAS 1915
COLD DECEMBER FLIES AWAY
COLUMBIA THE GREAT BANANA MASSACRE 1928
CONCERTINA   by Tori Amos
CONCERTINA CHAOS SONG
CONCERTINA CONSCIOUSNESS
CONCERTINA MAN   -   Ray Bradfield
CONCERTINA MAN (THE)   -   Alan Bell
CONCERTINA MAN (THE)   -  Paul O' Reilly
CORNISH WASSAIL
CORN,WATER,WOOD
COVENTRY CAROL (LULLY LULA)
COWARDS OVER PEARL HARBOR
COWBOY CAROL (THE)
COWBOY CHRISTMAS
CREMATION OF SAM McGEE (THE)
CUTTY WREN (THE)
DARK DECEMBER by Graeme Miles
DECEMBER by Foxhunting
DEPORTEE
DERRY'S WALLS
DITCHLING CAROL (THE)
DON’T PLAY ME YOUR CONCERTINA
EARLY PEARLY
EARLY SNOW
EDWARD VIII [It Was Love, Love Alone]
EIGHT DAYS OF CHRISTMAS (THE)
EL DESEMBRE CONGELAT (Catalan)
ELLEN VANNIN
EMIGRANT EYES (Immigrant Eyes)
EMIGRÉ
EMPTY GARDEN   aka Hey, Hey Johnny
ERSKINE CHILDERS
FAIRY ON THECHRISTMAS TREE (THE)
FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK
FELIZ NAVIDAD
FIGGY PUDDING
FIRE AND FLAME
FLORA McDONALD’S LAMENT
FROZEN DECEMBER
GAUDETTE by   Angie Wright
GET THAT COMMUNIST, JOE
GIFT CARD
GIFT (THE)
GLOUCESTERSHIRE WASSAIL
GOOD KING WENSLASLAS LOOKED OUT
GOWER WASSAIL(THE)
GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER
HANUKKAH SONGS
HALSWAY CAROL (THE)
HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS TREE (THE)
HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER)  aka So This Is Christmas
HARVEY LOGAN
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
HERE TODAY
HEROD AND THE COCK
HOT BUTTERED RUM
HOMELESS WASSAIL
HOUSEWIFE'S LAMENT
HOW CAN YOU KEEP ON MOVING(Unless You Migrate Too)
HURON CAROL
I AM CHRISTMAS
I AM A ROCK
IF ONLY I COULD PLAY A CONCERTINA
IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER
IF YOU MISS ME AT THE BACK OF THE BUS
I JUST SHOT JOHN LENNON
IMMIGRANT’S SONG
IMMIGRATION BLUES
I’M THE MAN WHO SLITS THE TURKEYS’ THROATS AT CHRISTMAS
IN DULCI JUBILO

I PLAYED MY CONCERTINA
IRELAND BOYS HURRAH
IRISH FREE STATE(THE)
I SAW THREE SHIPS    AKA On Christmas Day in the Morning
IT ONLY SEEMS FIVE MINUTES SINCE LAST CHRISTMAS
I WANNA ROCK AND ROLL WITH SANTA CLAUS
I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY
JACOBITE SONGS
JACOBSTOWE WASSAIL
JOE McCARTHY'S BAND
JOE McCARTHY IS COMIN' TO TOWN    
JOE McCARTHY'S LULLABY
JOHN BROWN'S BODY
JOHN FUDSTON
JOHN MACLEAN MARCH
JOSEPH
JUST ANOTHER CHRISTMAS SONG
KENTUCKY WASSAIL
KETT’S REBELLION !
KILMORE CAROLS (THE)

KINGSTOWN DISASTER (THE)
KIT CARSON
KITCHEN DANCE
KWANZAA SONGS
LADY OF THE HARBOR
LAST CHRISTMAS
LAST FIERCE CHARGE (THE)
LAST HANGING IN WEST VIRGINIA
LAST NIGHT OF THE YEAR (THE)
LAST TRAIN FROM POOR VALLEY
LAST WAVE (THE) -   Bates Motel
LE RÉVEILLON DU JOUR DE L'AN [La Cuisinière]
LIFEBOAT MONA (THE)
LIFEBOAT SONG, SOLOMON BROWN PENLEE LIFEBOAT (THE)   -   by Russ Holland
LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (THE)
LIVING IN THE PROMISELAND
LOSS OF THE SAILOR’S HOME
LULA VIERS
LULLE LULLAY
MALPAS WASSAIL
MANY RIVERS TO CROSS
MARAT/SADE
MARCH THE MORNING SUN
MARY L. McKAY
MARI LWYD SONG (THE)
MASTER McGRATH
MERRY CHRISTMAS, DARLING   - The Carpenters
MERRY CHRISTMAS, I DON’T WANT TO FIGHT TONIGHT
MISS FOGARTY’SCHRISTMAS CAKE
MORE WOOD
MORE WASSAIL SONGS
NIGHTINGALE (THE)
NINETTO E LA COLONIA
NO CHRISTMAS IN KENTUCKY
OAKS PIT DISASTER (THE)
O CHRISTMAS TREE
O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL
O MAY, THY MORN
O TANNENBAUM
ODE BY A CHRISTMAS PUDDING AT SEA
OH, CALIFORNIA
OLD SUNDAY DINNER (THE)
ONE COLD DECEMBER DAY
ONE COLD MORNING IN DECEMBER
ON MY LITTLE CONCERTINA
PADDY LAY BACK
PALESTEENA
PASTURES OF PLENTY
PEARL HARBOR BLUES
PENLEE LIFEBOAT DISASTER   -  (Gil Boyd) performed by Piers Mortimer
PERFECT FIELDS OF FREDERICKSBURG (THE)
PERSONENT HODIE
PIG AND THE INEBRIATE (THE)
PLEASE DADDY, DON'T GET DRUNK THIS CHRISTMAS
PLEASE MR CUSTER
POPPA PICCOLINO
PORT ADMIRAL (THE)
PRETORIA PIT DISASTER
PRINCE CHARLIE STUART
PROHIBITION SONGS
REBELLION
REDNECK REINDEER (THE)
REFUGEE
REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR
REMEMBER THE POOR [The Snow Is on the Ground]
REVOLUTIONARY TEA
RISE UP !
RIVER
ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
ROLL ON JOHN
RUN, RUN RUDOLPH
SAINT STEPHEN AND HEROD
SANDS
SANS DAY CAROL (THE) ,   (The Holly Bears a Berry)
SANTA CLAUS     by Bo Diddley
SANTA CLAUS BOOGIE
SANTA NEVER BRINGS ME A BANJO
SEASON’S UPON US (THE)
SHOTGUN SHELLS ON A CHRISTMAS TREE
SIGNORINA CONCERTINA   -   Shuki & Aviva
SKYE BOAT SONG (THE)
SKIBBEREEN
SOLOMON BROWNE (THE)   -   Hughie Jones
SOLOMON BROWNE   - Seth Lakeman
SONGS ABOUT CHRISTMAS DINNER
SONGS ABOUT CHRISTMAS PUDDING
SONGS ABOUT CHRISTMAS TREES
SONGS ABOUT JACK KETT AND KETT’S REBELLION OF 1549
SONGS ABOUT JOHN LENNON’S DEATH
SONGS ABOUT JOSEPH STALIN
SONGS ABOUT MIGRANTS
SONGS ABOUT THE BATTLE OF THE BARENTS SEA
SONGS ABOUT THE BANANA MASSACRE 1928
SONGS ABOUT THE CONCERTINA
SONGS ABOUT THE PENLEE LIFEBOAT DISASTER
SONGS ABOUT SENATOR JOE McCARTHY
SONGS ABOUT THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION
SONGS ABOUT THE SIEGE OF DERRY
SONGS OF THE BUSH     by Chloe and Jason Roweth
SONGS SUNG BY WILL FYFFE
SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER)
STAGGER LEE
STANDING STONES (THE)
STANDING STONES ( Loreena McKennitt)
STANDING STONES OF ORKNEY
STARRY, STARRY NIGHT
STROUD WASSAIL
SUDDENLY IT’S CHRISTMAS
SUSSEX CAROL (On Christmas Night)
SWEET BABY JAMES
TAILOR’S BRITCHES (THE)
THANK GOD IT’S CHRISTMAS
THAT CHRISTMAS MOOD
THOU GLOOMY DECEMBER
THREE WISE WOMEN (THE) by Joanna Forbes L'Estrange
THREE WISE WOMEN by     Stanley Accrington
THREE WISE WOMEN nbsp;   by Lucinda Lucas
THREE WISE WOMEN nbsp;   by Kate ?
TO DAUNTON ME
TOMORROW SHALL BE MY DANCING DAY
TRUNCH WASSAIL SONG (THE)
TRURO AGRICULTURAL SHOW
TRY NOT TO BE A CUNT IT’S CHRISTMAS
TRY TO REMEMBER
TURKEY SONG (THE)  (I've Been Invited for Christmas)
’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
TWELVE DAYS AFTER CHRISTMAS
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS (THE)
UN FLAMBEAU,JEANETTE ISABELLA
VALLEY FORGE
WAKE ISLAND
WASSAIL CUP CAROL (THE)
WASSAIL OF FIGGY DUFF (THE)
WASSAILING SONG (THE)- Blur
WASSAIL SONGS
WEXFORD CAROL (THE) aka Wexford Lullaby
WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE?
WHEN GRANDPA PLAYED THE BANJO
WHEN SANTA GOT STUCK UP THE CHIMNEY
WHEN THE SNOWS OF WINTER FALL
WHEN THEY FLEW
WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND GREY
WIFE OF USHER’S WELL (THE)
WHIMPLE WASSAIL
WISE WOMEN     by Marco Frankland
WHITE COCKADE (THE)
WOMBLING MERRY CHRISTMAS   by The Wombles
WOUNDED KNEE SONGS
WREN DAY SONGS
WRIGHT!
YORKSHIRE CAROLS
YORKSHIRE WASSAIL
YULE
YOUNG FREEDA BOLT
1913 MASSACRE
23RD FLOTILLA (THE)
2000 Miles


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 06:42 PM

ONE COLD MORNING IN DECEMBER

One cold morning in December,
I've reason to remember,
I fell in love with such a charming girl.
Her eyes were bright and tender, her form was tall and slender,
Her hair it hung around her head in curls.

Along the streets together, regardless of the weather,
She took me to a house that stood quite near.
She closed the door behind me, to me she said so kindly,
"It's warmer in the bed, love, than down here."


Sung by Walter Pardon (1978)
Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcnQL8xI8WI


Other recordings of” One Cold Morning in December “ on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=One+Cold+Morning+in+December


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 06:44 PM

O MAY, THY MORN
(by Robert Burns)

O May, thy morn was ne'er so sweet
As the mirk night o' December!
For sparkling was the rosy wine,
And private was the chamber:
And dear was she I dare na name,
But I will aye remember.

Sung by Davy Steele (1998)
Video


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 06:47 PM

THOU GLOOMY DECEMBER
(by Robert Burns)

Ance mair I hail thee, thou gloomy December!
Ance mair I hail thee wi' sorrow and care;
Sad was the parting thou makes me remember—
Parting wi' Nancy, oh, ne'er to meet mair!

sung by Jean Redpath (1985)
Video
sung by Corrina Hewat (1998) Video


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 06:49 PM

ONE COLD DECEMBER DAY
Dick Justice (1929)
Video

Down by a western water tank
One cold December day
In the bottom of an empty car
A dying hobo lay.


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 06:55 PM

December 1, 1955: Montgomery bus boycott begins, as Rosa Parks takes a symbolic seat; December 20, 1956: US Supreme Court orders bus integration and the boycott ends.

IF YOU MISS ME AT THE BACK OF THE BUS
Digital Tradition    /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=2937
Link to 4 more Rosa Parks songs to be found in the INDEX of Mudcat Thread:Any November Songs?   /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=170494&messages=72#4122978


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 06:57 PM

December 2, 1859: John Brown executed

JOHN BROWN'S BODY
Thread
    /mudcat.org/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=71356

Many recordings on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=john+brown%27s+body


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 07:14 PM

SONGS ABOUT THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION
December 6, 1917: an enormous explosion shatters Halifax, Nova Scotia. Songs about it include:

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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 07:24 PM

December 11, 1936: King Edward VIII abdicates.

EDWARD VIII [It Was Love, Love Alone]

Mudcat Thread
Edward The VIII - The Caresser with Gerald Clark & his Caribbean Serenaders     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN0ZYIyKDJY


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 07:27 PM

December 17, 1777: The Continental Army takes up winter quarters at Valley Forge.

VALLEY FORGE
(by Bob Coltman)

We came down here with our boots on our feet,
We lost them somewhere in the snow and the sleet.
Pennsylvania winters are some kind of cold --
What's left of your body won't comfort your soul.

Mudcat Thread
Sung by Joe Hickerson (1976) Video


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 07:28 PM

THE BALLAD OF ST. ANNE'S REEL
(by David Mallett)

He was stranded in a tiny town on fair Prince Edward Island
Waiting for a ship to come and find him
A one horse place, a friendly face, some coffee and a tiny trace
Of fiddling in the distance far behind him

.............

Now the sailor's gone, the room is bare, the old piano's setting there
Someone's hat's left hanging on the rack
Some empty chairs, the wooden floor that feels the touch of shoes no more
Awaiting for the dancers to come back

And the fiddle's in the closet of some daughter of the town
The strings are broke, the bow is gone and the cover's buttoned down
But sometimes on December nights, when the air is cold and the wind is right
There's a melody that passes through the town.

Digital Tradition


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 09:18 PM

December 11-15, 1862: Battle of Fredericksburg.

THE LAST FIERCE CHARGE

See
Mudcat Thread for arguments that this piece was written about Fredericksburg, and for another composition about the battle.

The Last Fierce Charge: Various recordings on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+last+fierce+charge


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 09:24 PM

December 9, 1911: Disaster at Cross Mountain Mine near Briceville, Tennessee.

THE CROSS MOUNTAIN EXPLOSION
Digital Tradition

Cross Mountain Mine Disaster 1911- Tony Thomas    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwKp7FBEGG0


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 09:51 PM

The various broadside ballads about naval combats against Turkish vessels ("The Royal Oak," "The Turkish Man-of-War," "Captain Mansfield's Fight," etc. etc.) are often supposed to have been inspired by an action on December 9, 1669, in which an English squadron under Admiral Kempthorne defeated nine Algerian ships. However, this thread points out that the 1669 battle may be the best known but not the only one, and that few or no specific details in the ballads link them to Kempthorne. (And when they give some date, it is not in December.)


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 10:25 PM

THE WALKER OF THE SNOW
(Poem, Charles Dawson Shanly, 1859; set to music by Sean Tyrrell.)

To the cold December heaven came the pale moon and the stars,
As the yellow sun was sinking behind the purple bars.
The snow was deeply drifted upon the ridges drear
That lay for miles between me and the camp for which we steer.


Digital Tradition

The Walker of the Snow - Sean Tyrrell    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ka5x60vOwE


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 10:35 PM

December 8, 1959: The lifeboat Mona is lost during a rescue attempt in St. Andrews Bay, Fife.

THE LIFEBOAT MONA
by Peggy Seeger

Remember December of fifty-nine
The howling wind and driving rain
Remember the gallant men who drowned
On the lifeboat, Mona was her name.


Digital Tradition

"The Lifeboat Mona"- Peggy Seeger and others on Youtube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=THE+LIFEBOAT+MONA+by+Peggy+Seeger


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 11:07 PM

December 5, 1885: The Mississippi steamboat Bayou Sara burns at the dock.

BAYOU SARA

Digital Tradition
Recorded by Sara Grey and Ellie Ellis (sadly not yet to be heard online) and by Ed Siegler Video


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 11:24 PM

December, 1917: Murder of Lula Viers. There is some great material online about this case.

LULA VIERS

Digital Tradition
Recorded by, among others, Loretta Lynn. Video


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 17 Nov 21 - 08:46 PM

ELLEN VANNIN    by Hughie Jones of The Spinners. Another maritime disaster.
The Ellan Vannin Tragedy sung by Hughie Jones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91uH_J6B6JI

Link to THE ELLEN VANNIN posted below


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 18 Nov 21 - 04:16 PM

The Digital Tradition entry for The Walker of the Snow (see Levana's link on this thread 16 Nov) says "Sung by Davy Spillane on "Shadow Hunter," TARACD 3023, 1990". Davy Spillane plays on his album, but the singing is unmistakably that of Seán Tyrrell (r.i.p. 30 Oct 2021). I saw Seán and Davy at a gig once. Davy played uilleann pipes and whistle and I don't remember him singing anything.
Walker of the Snow (via youtube)


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 19 Nov 21 - 07:00 PM

THE BOSTON BURGLAR

I set my foot on an eastbound train one cold December day,
And every station I passed by I could hear the people say:
“There goes that Boston Burglar, in iron chains he is bound;
For the breaking of the Union Bank he is sent to Charlestown.


The Boston Burglar- Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie4fB7_8tC0
Boston Burglar · Hedy West     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSr9K55_-gs
The Boston Burgler · James Keelaghan    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc3u__gDeN8
Boston Burglar · Delia Murphy     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPdA50AFLYY
Mudcat, Origins: Boston Burglar     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=100659&messages=38#2021715
Mudcat DT Lyrics, The Boston Burglar     /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=5968


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 20 Nov 21 - 09:30 AM

DARK DECEMBER   by Graeme Miles

Dark December(Graeme Miles)    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfLdLcvPMtg
MUDCAT: Lyr Add: Dark December (Graeme Miles)     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=117679


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 20 Nov 21 - 06:27 PM

ÁIRD A' CHUAIN
Aird a' Chuain, Ardaigh Chuain (various renderings of the place name) is a song about someone abroad (in Scotland) missing home on the north Antrim coast of Ireland. One verse mentions Nollaig, which can mean either the month of December or the Christmas holiday.

Is iomai Nollag a bhí mé féin i mBun Abhainn Doine
Is mé gan chéill
Ag iomainn ar a trá bán
'S mo chaman bán ins mo dhorn liom

It is many a Christmas Day I had
In Cushendun while still a lad;
Hurling on the White Shore Strand
With my good ash hurley in my hand. (singable translation by Seán Ó Gallochóír)

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10469#3797807

sung by Éamonn Ó Faogáin (youtube link)


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 21 Nov 21 - 11:11 AM

STARRY, STARRY NIGHTaka Vincent

December 23, 1888 - Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cut off his left ear during a fit of depression.

Don McLean - Vincent ( Starry, Starry Night) With Lyrics   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxHnRfhDmrk
Vincent (Don McLean song) From Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_(Don_McLean_song)
Various recordings of Starry, Starry Night on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=STARRY%2C+STARRY+NIGHT


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 21 Nov 21 - 02:52 PM

SONGS ABOUT THE SIEGE OF DERRY

See the
August thread for a collection of songs about the Siege of Derry, 1689, part of a resistance against King James. Although the siege is annually commemorated on August 14, one of the most celebrated events (referenced in most songs) took place on December 7, 1688, when a group of apprentices shut the town gates against Jacobite forces.


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 21 Nov 21 - 05:17 PM

DERRY'S WALLS
7 December 1688 The siege of Derry in 1689 was the first major event in the Williamite War in Ireland. The siege was preceded by a first attempt against the town by Jacobite forces on 7 December 1688 that was foiled when 13 apprentices shut the gates. This was an act of rebellion against James II.
From Wikipedia: Siege of Derry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Derry
Wikipedia: Robert_Lundy  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Lundy
Derry's Walls (Apprentice Boys Loyalist Song)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlXoRNA5mUY
“Derry's Walls” From Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derry%27s_Walls
"The Siege of Derry" by Alice Osborn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a07JICnCe50

Thanks for this one Felipa


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 21 Nov 21 - 06:28 PM

HARVEY LOGAN

Out of all the incidents in Harvey Logan's violent, roving, and criminal life, this ballad focuses on a barroom fight and shootout with the police that took place in Knoxville, Tenn. in December, 1901; the jailbreak which, in this account, sounds like it was immediately afterward, was actually in June, 1903.

Article by Lyle Lofgren
Digital Tradition
Recording by Walt Gibson of Hazard, Ky. (collected by A. Lomax in 1937)
Dock Boggs, 1964 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QELhq0vXAO8


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 21 Nov 21 - 07:18 PM

Harvey Logan From Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Logan


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 24 Nov 21 - 10:02 AM

SONGS ABOUT JOHN LENNON’S DEATH

8 Dec,1980 Ex-Beatle John Lennon was murdered in New York

EMPTY GARDEN     aka Hey Hey Johnny
Elton John - Empty Garden    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWyy7Huc6KA
HERE TODAY
Paul McCartney/John Lennon - Here Today    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjwnWU6OsaI
ROLL ON JOHN
Bob Dylan - Roll On, John    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9MCXJuG3KA&t=5s
I JUST SHOT JOHN LENNON
The Cranberries - I Just Shot John Lennon    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsN86H0yzrE


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Nov 21 - 08:53 AM

PADDY LAY BACK

"Paddy Lay Back" ('Twas a cold and dreary morning in December...)

MUDCAT DT:Paddy Lay Back
/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=4580
Many recordings of "Paddy Lay Back" on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22Paddy+Lay+Back%22
Thanks for this song Levana


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Nov 21 - 10:45 AM

Another beautiful song from Graeme Miles which mentions December: copied from another thread:

WHEN THE SNOWS OF WINTER FALL
(Graeme Miles)

My yard is high with wood now, my cellar deep with coal,
My windows are well battened; I’ve sealed each crack and hole,
When the storms and winds come raging, I’ll not be touched at all,
For I’ll be well protected, when the snows of winter fall.

My sheep still wander freely, upon the lonely fell,
In the field my horse is grazing, and my cattle feed as well,
But come the bleak December, with its rain and sleet and squall,
They’ll be safely penned and stabled, when the snows of winter fall.

I look out from my doorway, to the trees on yonder rise,
Soon the leaves will turn to yellow as the summer fades and dies,
I’ll put on my coat of leather, and my love will don her shawl,
How close we’ll draw together, when the snows of winter fall.

Through the bitter cold and darkness, our hopes we will keep high,
For we know the warmth of summer will come back by and by,
Then we’ll walk into the sunshine wearing neither coat nor shawl,
And together we will listen just to hear the cuckoo call.

I am not a man of riches; I have little that is new,
Some livestock and some chattels, amount to very few,
But my love is here beside me; I need nothing more at all,
She will give her love and comfort, when the snows of winter fall.

My yard is high with wood now, my cellar deep with coal,
My windows are well battened; I’ve sealed each crack and hole,
When the storms and winds come raging, I’ll not be touched at all,
For I’ll be well protected, when the snows of winter fall.


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 26 Nov 21 - 04:26 AM

TRY TO REMEMBER
(Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt)

Deep in December, it's nice to remember
Although you know the snow will follow
Deep...
Without a hurt the heart is hollow
Deep...
The fire of September that made us mellow
Deep in December our hearts should remember, and follo
w

Lots of recordings online
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=TRY+TO+REMEMBER+
Here's one by The Brothers Four: https://youtu.be/LUZpjW7QHGo


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 26 Nov 21 - 04:41 AM

CAPTAIN WEDDERBURN’S COURTSHIP Child Ballad #46, Roud 36.

I maun hae some winter fruit that in December grew
And I maun hae a silken goon that waft gaed never through
A sparrow's horn, a priest unborn this nicht tae join us twa
Afore I'll lie untae your bed at either stock or wa'"


Recording by Ewan MacColl:    
https://youtu.be/lqbbSoZVFM0




Tim Hart & Maddy Prior - Capt Wedderburn's Courtship.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUHIVcFbyFU
Captain Wedderburn's Courtship · Rossettistone    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmCDpfEyu8g
Captain Wedderburn's Courtship · Jean Redpath     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py5segw40_Q


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 26 Nov 21 - 04:46 AM

WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND GREY
(Tom Lehrer)

Your teeth will start to go, dear, your waist will start to spread.
In twenty years or so, dear, I'll wish that you were dead.
I'll never love you then at all the way I do today.
So please remember,
When I leave in December,
I told you so in May.


Recording by Tom Lehrer:
https://youtu.be/8NOZH0y7VxE


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 26 Nov 21 - 04:52 AM

PIG AND THE INEBRIATE

It was early last December, as near as I remember
I was walking down the street in tipsy pride
No one was I disturbing, as I lay down by the curbing
And a pig came up and lay down by my side

As I lay there in the gutter, thinking thoughts I cannot utter
A lady passing by was heard to say
"You can tell a man who boozes by the company he chooses"
And the pig got up and slowly walked away


Recorded by Ed McCurdy:
https://youtu.be/wc9pvw1z60M


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 26 Nov 21 - 05:04 AM

THE NIGHTINGALE
(Wreck)

On the fifteenth day of December last,
The wind did blow a most fearful blast.
We lost our spars, likewise every sail.
What a dismal wreck was the Nightingale!


Couldn't find a recording, but here's some sheet music:
http://www.loopendtuygh.nl/mediapool/56/567105/data/040_the_NIGHTINGALE.pdf

The Nightingale · Cyril Tawney    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMLZFq2K70o


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 26 Nov 21 - 05:09 AM

MORE WOOD
(Dillon Bustin)

When the spring rolls around and I spade the muddy ground
I have often found I lay my saw away,
The shed is empty and yet you can make a bet
That I'll forget to be cutting more wood.
The old timers say to split a little every day
And stack it away to season well, but
From March to November I rarely do remember
December will find me in a rut...


Recording by Herdman, Hills and Mangsen:
https://youtu.be/2-Pdg7GmLH0


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 26 Nov 21 - 05:13 AM

HOUSEWIFE'S LAMENT

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


Recording by Anne Hills and Cindy Mangsen:
https://youtu.be/bslMx_mhiBc

More performances on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=housewife%27s+lament+youtube
MUDCAT: Origins: Poor Old Woman/Housewife's Lament    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=129897


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Nov 21 - 12:25 PM

Matt McGinn's BALLAD OF JOHN MACLEAN celebrates the Communist organizer's return to Glasgow on December 3, 1918 after having been jailed.

Many recordings of "Ballad of John MacLean" on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+%22Ballad+of+John+MacLean%22+
MUDCAT: Digitrad    /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=446
There is also Hamish Henderson's JOHN MACLEAN MARCH
Many recordings of " John MacLean March "on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Maclean%27s+March
The John MacLean March Lyrics & Info from unionsong.com    http://unionsong.com/u124.html

Thanks to Levana Taylor for suggesting the above two songs.


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 01 Dec 21 - 12:52 AM

SWEET BABY JAMES   , by James Taylor

Now the first of December was covered with snow
So was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston
The Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting
With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go


Recording by James Taylor: 
https://youtu.be/k2x0fPgAj_Y


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Dec 21 - 06:12 AM

16 Dec. 1773 American colonists boarded three ships in Boston harbour and emptied 342 chests of tea into the sea.

Wikipedia:Boston Tea Party
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Tea_Party

REVOLUTIONARY TEA
"Revolutionary Tea" Lyrics, Info & Music: The Minnesota Heritage Songbook    
https://mnheritagesongbook.net/the-songs/addition-song-without-recordings/revolutionary-tea/

BALLAD OF THE TEA PARTY
The Ballad of the Tea Party, song lyrics   
http://www.protestsonglyrics.net/Historic_Songs/Ballad-the-Tea-Party.phtml
Ballad of the Tea Party · Hermes Nye     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gi6Zh3VA1Y
Folk and Traditional Song Lyrics: Ballad of the Tea Party http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/Ballad_of_the_Tea_Party.htm


BOSTON TEA PARTY SONG

The Boston Tea Party Song-Pharrell Williams     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h5Nh7mggx0


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Dec 21 - 06:54 AM

December 7, 1941 - The U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked by nearly 200 Japanese aircraft in a raid that lasted just over one hour and left nearly 3,000 Americans dead.


REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR
Carson Robison "Remember Pearl Harbor"      
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyOyoHNkeC4
Remember Pearl Harbor (song) From Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remember_Pearl_Harbor_(song)   


PEARL HARBOR BLUES       -Doctor (Peter) Clayton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg_0AT5LLqE


COWARDS OVER PEARL HARBOR    - Wilma Lee Cooper
   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSnyiE5u03M


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Dec 21 - 07:15 AM

And another song about related events which was suggested by Levana Taylor is
WAKE ISLAND
Wake Island · Oscar Brand   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvkdKinM4-0
MUDCAT :Origins, Oscar Brand's 'Wake Island'    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=98039#1936283

It's about a battle that took place December 8-23, 1941.


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: open mike
Date: 03 Dec 21 - 12:23 AM

HERE ARE MY FAVORITES FOR CHRISTMAS TIME
CHRISTMAS TIME'S A-COMIN' BEN."TEX" LOGAN   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRL5hTWidk4
HOT BUTTERED RUM   TOMMY THOMPSON
Many recordings of "Hot Buttered Rum "on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Hot+Buttered+Rum+song
Lyr Req: Hot Buttered Rum (Tommy Thompson)     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=1209&messages=49
CORN,WATER,WOOD   ELLIOT, WALDMAN
Corn, Water and Wood · Michael Martin Murphey  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHYUVtxf-XM
COWBOY CHRISTMAS   CONNIE KALDOR   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSi5JO3kzeU
EARLY SNOW   TOM PAXTON    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7qCe9vfQzw
Lyrics & Chords :Early Snow http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/tom-paxton/early-snow-crd-tom-paxton.htm
IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER   MERLE HAGGARD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9TByT3QlWc
THE GIFT   STEPHANIE DAVIS   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEH2QJLSNMU
CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES   JOHN MCCUTCHEON
Christmas in the Trenches - written and performed by John McCutcheon   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJi41RWaTCs
Wikipedia: "Christmas in the Trenches"     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_in_the_Trenches

WE'RE GONNA SING   CONNIE KALDOR
MUDCAT: Lyr Add: We're Gonna Sing (Connie Kaldor and Bim)   
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=53561#reply


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 03 Dec 21 - 05:28 AM

THE PERFECT FIELDS OF FREDERICKSBURG
by Larry Kaplan

The mower cuts the lower field,
The grass grows slow this year.
Still, every week, all summer long
I see that mower here.
Around the fields of Fredericksburg,
In this fair morning light,
A place we call a monument
Straight lines up Marye's Heights.

A mile further down this hill,
The river Burnside crossed,
Who razed this town clear to the ground,
Then every soldier lost.
The engine drones, the mower slows
Where young boys stood in fear.
It stops for time to clean the blades
Then slowly disappears.

The broken walls, the soldiers' calls,
The frightened guns are gone.
Still, shops that sell the souvenirs
Say, "Choose which side you're on."
And children search for evidence
To prove a war was here.
And perfect fields of Fredericksburg
Hide blood and bones, and tears.


YouTube


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 03 Dec 21 - 05:31 AM

In this video, Dermot Byrne has a story from the memoirs of Irish soldiers at the battle of Fredericksburg, concerning Irish troops on both sides singing "Ireland Boys Hurrah" together. The incident is also mentioned in the Mudcat thread about the song.

IRELAND BOYS HURRAH

YouTube search


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 03 Dec 21 - 01:13 PM

KITCHEN DANCE
by Larry Kaplan

Was a lonely old night; longest night of the year.
Biggest moon in the sky; biggest moon in ten years.
There's a chill in the air; hear the wind in the trees.
Says it's just another winter night. He doesn't mind.
He says, "It suits me."
Come a bump on the door, then a snap of the wind.
But there hasn't been a single soul come calling here since I don't know when.
Put the coffee pot down; better turn into bed.
There ain't nothing like a little sleep
To get these devils out of your head.

CHORUS (after each verse):
It's a lonely night; he could use a few songs.
Needs a banjo and a fiddle, and a little tune that isn't too long.
Dancing in the kitchen; talking 'bout the fishing last June.
Flirting with the ladies. Would you take a look at that moon!

In a minute or two he was deep in a sleep;
But there were tunes in his ear and the music was sweet.
Then he heard a voice call, "Roll the carpet back now.
Put the chairs in the corner. If you want to dance,
We're starting right now."
There was singing all night; how that fiddle bow flew!
Kids on the stairs, folks alone and in pairs; not a soul there he knew.
Won't you come out tonight? Take a turn on the floor.
So they spun him 'round a little,
Then he spun himself around a bit more.

Then the music grew dim; then they all disappeared.
He sat up with a start. Where's the music he hears?
Throws open the door; just a little new snow.
Fire in the fireplace; it must have started minutes ago.
Sun up in the trees. There ain't nobody there.
But there's rosin on the table, and he can't remember moving them chairs.
What a curious dream; what a wonderful night!
Well, the winter gets long, but he's got a new song,
And the moon is still bright.


YouTube


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Dec 21 - 06:43 AM

MARY L. McKAY
The record run of the "Mary L. McKay" (pseudonym of the schooner Effie M. Morrissey) happened in December, 1912.


Various recordings of "Mary L. McKay" on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22Mary+L.+McKay
MUDCAT: Lyr Add: The Mary L. Mackay / Mary L. McKay     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=91328T
MUDCAT:lyrics in DT /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=6686

Thanks go to Levana Taylor for this song


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: gillymor
Date: 04 Dec 21 - 09:15 AM

LAST TRAIN FROM POOR VALLEY
Norman Blake

It was good one time
Everything was mighty fine
The coal tipple rolled day and night
And things they got slow
For reasons I don't know
And the chill winds they pulled into sight

The mine's all closed down
Everybody layin' around
There wasn't very much left to do
But to stand in that line
Get your rations strict on time
And woman I could see it killin' you

CHORUS: Now the soft new snow of December
Lightly falls my cabin round
Saw the last train from Poor Valley
Bringing brown-haired Becky Richmond bound

Been comin' all night long
Soon we'll be gone
Leavin' crossed your mind everyday
And then you said to me
"Things are bad back home you see"
I guess I'd better be on my way

I should hate you now
But I never could somehow
A miner's wife you were not cut out to be
It wasn't what you thought
Just some dreams you bought
When you left home and ran away with me

Saw the last train from Poor Valley
Bringing brown-haired Becky Richmond bound


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Subject: RE: Any December Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Dec 21 - 09:51 AM

SONGS ABOUT SENATOR JOE McCARTHY

December 2, 1954 - The U.S. Senate condemned Senator Joseph McCarthy for misconduct following his ruthless investigations of thousands of alleged Communists.

Joseph McCarthy From Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_McCarthy

GET THAT COMMUNIST, JOE -The Kavaliers    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzKW-oz1Lbw&t=27s
THE SENATOR McCARTHY BLUES     by Hal Block     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCp_oWHLki0
JOE McCARTHY'S BAND   Joe Glazer   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiW50wxZn-I
"Joe McCarthy’s Band" is found on page 5 of The Big Little Person’s Book of Songs for Democratic Action(link is external). McCarthy is Comin’ to Town”
JOE McCARTHY'S LULLABY     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opr-tlqWkrU


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