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Can you suggest any songs associated with the month of February? That is : (A) Any songs with February in the title (B) Any songs with a February date given in the lyrics (C) Any songs referencing an event that is known to have occurred in February even if the lyrics do not actually say so.
It would be very helpful to have links to performances of the songs and also more sources of information about them.
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INDEX OF FEBRUARY SONGS
ABSENT MINDED BEGGAR (THE)
ABE LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY
AMERICAN PIE by Don McLean
AS I LAY ME DOWN by Sophie B Hawkins
BALLAD OF JOHN AXON (THE)
BALLAD OF PATTY HEARST, (THE) and other songs about her
BANJO PATERSON SONGS
BATTLE HYMN OF THE NEW SOCIALIST PARTY
BATTLESHIP OF MAINE(THE)
BONNY EARL OF MORAY (THE)
BOLD PRINCESS ROYAL (THE)
CANDLEMAS CAROL by Steve Ashley
CANDLEMAS EVE/ CANDLEMAS EVE CAROL
CHANGE IS GONNA COME (A)
CHRISTMAS IN FEBRUARY
COCKLE PICKER'S DAUGHTER (THE)
COLD DAYS OF FEBRUARY
COMMUNIST MANIFESTO (THE)
ENGLAND’s HAPPINESS IN THE CROWNING OF WILLIAM AND MARY
FAIR MAIDS OF FEBRUARY
FEBRUARY BRINGS THE RAIN
FEBRUARY WIND by Stephen Speaks
FETHARD LIFEBOAT DISASTER (THE)
FIRE IN THE BELLY
FOREVER WORKS FOR ME
FOURTEENTH OF FEBRUARY (THE)
GABHAIM MOLTA BRIGHDE
GENERAL TAYLOR aka CARRY HIM TO HIS BURIAL GROUND
HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THIS FUNKY DAY
HERE'S TO TOM PAINE
HERE WE COME A-SHROVING
HYMN TO SAINT BRIGID
INION A' BHAOILLIGH
INVOCATION TO ST BRIGID
JUST LIKE TOM PAINE'S BLUES
L &N DON’T STOP HERE ANYMORE (THE)
LILY THE PINK
LINDBERGH, THE EAGLE OF THE USA
LINDY COMES TO TOWN
LONDON IN FEBRUARY
LONESOME DEATH OF HATTIE CARROLL (THE)
LOVE ME, I'M A LIBERAL
MALCOLM X SONGS
MARIUPOL by John Murphy
MY SWEETHEART WENT DOWN WITH THE MAINE
OAKHAM POACHERS (THE)
ON MORECOMBE BAY
ON THE 23rd OF FEBRUARY
ON THE ROCKS
ORIGIN OF SPECIES
PLAZA DE TETUÁN (THE)
RED FLAG (THE)
REMEMBER THE MAINE
SAD FEBRUARY aka THE LAIRSFIELD DISASTER by Graeme Miles
SONG FOR CHARLIE DONNELLY
SONG OF WEATHER (A)
SONGS ABOUT DARWIN AND DARWINISM
SONGS ABOUT THE MASSACRE OF GLENCOE
SONGS ABOUT RONALD REAGAN
SONGS ABOUT THE UKRAINE WAR
SONGS WITH LYRICS BY CICELY FOX SMITH
SPIKE MILLIGAN SONGS
ST. BRIGID'S FIRE
SUSAN B ANTHONY SAYS VOTE!
SWEETER THAN THE FLOWERS
THREE SCORE AND TEN
TOM PAINE'S BONES
TRAWLER GAUL (THE) by Richard Grainger
TRIMDON GRANGE EXPLOSION (THE)
TRINITY BAY DISASTER (THE)
UKRAINIAN NOW by John McCutcheon and Tom Paxton
WE SING A SONG TO BRIGID
WILTSHIRE SHROVING SONG
ZAY GEBENTSHT, UKRAYNE ( BE BLESSED, UKRAINE)
The OAKHAM POACHERS
Thanks to Mudcatter JHW who suggested this song on another Mudcat thread, “Any January Songs?”, but in this song, with closely similar lyrics, it tells us that events happened in February
It was on last February,
Against our laws contrary,
Three brothers being wet and weary
Off a-poaching they would go.
Wiggy Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16xXytbmNQ0
John Kirkpatrick Bandhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSoVQj3Rgpc
THE BOLD PRINCESS ROYAL
Louis Killen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJwwnyw_WjA
Mainly Norfolk Site INFO https://mainlynorfolk.info/louis.killen/songs/theboldprincessroyal.html
MUDCAT Origins: Bold Princess Royal (Song) /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=137861&messages=22#top
The Bold Princess Royal
On the fourteenth of February we sailed from the land
In the bold Princess Royal bound for Newfoundland.
With forty brave seamen for our ship's company
And so boldly from the eastward to the westward bore we.
Now, we had not been sailing scarce days two or three,
When the man from our masthead strange sails he did see.
She came bearing down on us for to see what we were
And under her mizzen black colours she wore.
“Good Lord!” cried our captain, “What shall us do now?
Here comes a bold pirate for to rob us, I know.”
“Oh no!” cried our chief mate, “Oh, it ne'er shall be so.
We will shake out our reef, boys, and from her we'll go.”
So at last this bold pirate, she hove alongside,
With a loud-speaking trumpet, “Whence come you?” she cried,
Our captain standing up, my boys, and he answered them so:
“Oh, we come from fair London; we're bound for Cairo.”
“So come heave up your course sails and lay your ship to,
I have a long letter to send home by you.”
“I will heave up my course sail and lay my ship to,
She will lay in some harbour, not alongside of you.”
So we hove our course sail, our stay sails too,
Top gallant sail royal, boys, from her we flew.
They chased us to windward for all that long day,
They chased us to windward but could make no way.
They fired shots after us but none did prevail
And the bold Princess Royal soon show them her tail.
“So thank God!” cried our captain, “Now the firing is done.
Go you down to your grog, my boys, go you down, everyone.
Go you down to your grog, my boys, and be of good cheer,
For while we have sea-room, brave boys, never fear.”
Ned Adams “The Bold Princess Royal” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_FAMW2Il4U
Joan Baez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc_TBPEDHxI
I threw your keys in the water, I looked back
They'd frozen half way down in the ice
They froze up so quickly, the keys and their owners
Even after the anger, it all turned silent and
The everyday turned solitary
So we came to February
First we forgot where we'd planted those bulbs last year
Then we forgot that we'd planted at all
Then we forgot what plants are altogether
And I blamed you for my freezing and forgetting and
The nights were long and cold and scary
Can we live through February?
You know I think Christmas was a long red glare Shot up like a warning, we gave presents without cards And then the snow
And then the snow came, we were always out shoveling
And we'd drop to sleep exhausted
Then we'd wake up, and it's snowing
And February was so long that it lasted into March
And found us walking a path alone together
You stopped and pointed and you said, "That's a crocus"
And I said "What's a crocus?" and you said "It's a flower"
I tried to remember but I said "What's a flower?"
You said "I still love you"
The leaves were turning as we drove to the hardware store
My new lover made me keys to the house
And when we got home, well we just started chopping wood
Because you never know how the next will be
And we'll gather all our arms can carry
I have lost to February
Here are 14 February (pop)song titles which appear with playable links on The Cavan Project site http://www.thecavanproject.com/14-songs-about-february/
1. “Xmas In February” by Lou Reed 2. “February” by Elzhi 3. “February – Whateva Da Weatha” by Ramson Badbonez 4. “February Air” by Lights 5. “February Stars” by Foo Fighters 6. “February Song” by Josh Groben 7.(unavailable) . “February” by The Waifs 8. “February Tale” by Pill-Oh 9. “February Winds” by Billy Talent 10. “February Seven” by The Avett Brothers 11.(unavailable)“February Skies” by Wayes Blood 12. “February” by The Getaway Plan 13. “London In February” by Coastal 14. “One Heavy February” by Architecture In Helsinki