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Lyr Add: The January June (parody by Les Barker)


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Wolfgang 20 Jan 99 - 03:18 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THE JANUARY JUNE (Les Barker)^^
From: Wolfgang
Date: 20 Jan 99 - 03:18 PM

Here's the lyrics to a Les Barker gem, but if you really want to enjoy it, hear June Tabor singing it on "Gnus and Roses" Mrs. Ackroyd records DOG 010 ( click here to find more information or to buy it)


words: Les Barker (tune: January man)

The January June she walks abroad
in sombre mood and boots of leather,
The February June she sings a song
About a pigeon getting lost.
The June of March may briefly smile,
But only for a little while;
It's good to get it over.

In April, it's the Easter Tree;
This June's degree's in misery; a master's;
In May the June of May may say
The June of June is due this afternoon.
Too soon the June of June's come true
To do as June Junes used to do;
Les Barker, you're a bastard.

In July, the July June she hums a tune
Of being poor and getting thinner.
The June of August takes the road
To watch the sea for sinking ships;
September June, she may be poor-,
But not so hungry any more;
Pigeon pie for dinner.

The June of new October's wearing black
And takes a sad song from her folder-,
With glee, November June sings fire and mist
And wind and rain and winter gale.
December June walks through the snow
To let a lot of dachshunds know
It can't get any colder.

And the January June comes round again
In sombre mood and boots of leather,
And inwardly, she fears maybe the year
Will reappear for evermore.
The January June suggests
That if you want to make requests
Don't ask for this one; ever. ^^

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Subject: RE: ADD: The January June
From: Wolfgang
Date: 20 Jan 99 - 03:30 PM

I can spot a couple of songs titles in that parody, I guess I have overlooked several more. Wolfgang

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The January June (parody by Les Barker)
Date: 15 Apr 14 - 06:49 PM

I hadn't realised that June had recorded it herself - despite suggestions to the contrary she does have a sense of humour !

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The January June (parody by Les Barker)
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 15 Apr 14 - 06:59 PM

Knowing Les fairly well, I don't think he would have bothered writing the song unless he could get June to sing it - and yes - she does have a sense of humour, ask Alan Bell!

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The January June (parody by Les Barker)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Apr 14 - 08:28 PM

There is a real DEPTH of feeling in the simple phrase 'Les Barker you'r a bastard' !

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The January June (parody by Les Barker)
From: Musket
Date: 16 Apr 14 - 07:48 AM

The late lamented Tony Capstick used to sing Les's parody of him "Mr Punch and Judy Man" as a badge of honour.

A few years ago when I last saw June in concert, she referred to Les as one of the most exciting lyric writers of the moment for his serious work, and then sang "The turn of the road." It is on her Against the Streams" album, one of her finer works.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The January June (parody by Les Barker)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 16 Apr 14 - 03:20 PM

But it's also famous for being on Guide Cats for the Blind - words on this thread


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