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songs for may

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CORNISH MAY CAROL
DRAWING NEARER TO THE MERRY MONTH OF MAY
MAY DAY CAROL
MAY DAY CAROL (2)
MAY MORNING CAROL
MAY MORNING DEW
QUEEN OF THE MAY


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GUEST,mg 03 May 10 - 07:39 PM
GUEST,Gerry 03 May 10 - 09:41 PM
open mike 03 May 10 - 10:02 PM
Sandra in Sydney 03 May 10 - 10:10 PM
Tootler 04 May 10 - 12:32 PM
GUEST,leeneia 04 May 10 - 12:48 PM
GUEST,Erich 04 May 10 - 03:29 PM
open mike 04 May 10 - 05:18 PM
Herga Kitty 04 May 10 - 06:53 PM
*#1 PEASANT* 04 May 10 - 08:07 PM
GUEST,Janet 04 May 10 - 11:04 PM
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Subject: songs for may
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 03 May 10 - 07:39 PM

Here is a pretty German one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5phLBjpgpU&NR=1

click

and many people's favorite hymn..bring flowers of the rarest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTeWWa4J700&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTeWWa4J700&feature=related


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Subject: RE: songs for may
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 03 May 10 - 09:41 PM

Here's an ugly American one:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thisisrobert/2673103478/
The month does not get mentioned until near the end.


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Subject: RE: songs for may
From: open mike
Date: 03 May 10 - 10:02 PM

there is a song from an old cartoon that goes
"I was walking thru the park one day
in the merry, merry month of may
when i was taken by surprise
by a pair of (roving?) eyes....


but the best song that has May in it is
the Soldier and the Lady, or the fiddling soldier,
the bold grenadier, the brave volunteer,
a.k.a. One Morning in May...as first heard from
James Taylor (possibly learned from Jim Rooney)

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=3646

it starts : One morning, one morning, one morning in May,
I spied a young couple; they were making their way...

and the chorus goes:
Just to see the waters gliding and hear the nightingale

sing.


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Subject: LYR ADD - Alan Sherman "Don't buy the Liverwurst"
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 May 10 - 10:10 PM

great version, Gerry!

Gerry sang that song last year at my folk club - on the Twenty-Third of May!

This is Allan Sherman's parody of "Down By The Riverside" called "Don't Buy The Liverwurst."


"When you go to the delicatessen store,
Don't buy the liverwurst.
Don't buy the liverwurst.
Don't buy the liverwurst.
I repeat what I just said before,
Don't buy the liverwurst.
Don't buy the liverwurst.

Oh buy the corned beef if you must,
The pickled herring you can trust,
And the lox puts you in orbit A-OK.
But that big hunk of liverwurst
Has been there since October First,
And today is the Twenty-Third of May.

So when you go to the delicatessen store,
Don't buy the liverwurst.
Don't buy the liverwurst.
Don't buy the liverwurst.
It'll make your insides awful sore.
Don't buy the liverwurst.
Don't buy the liverwurst."


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Subject: RE: songs for may
From: Tootler
Date: 04 May 10 - 12:32 PM

Staines Morris

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytv60ogcz7w

The clip is credited to Shirley Collins but I am pretty sure the clip is actually from the Morris On album. It's sounds like Shirley singing, though.

Come ye young men, come along
With your music, dance and song
Bring your lasses in your hands
For tis that which love commands

Then to the Maypole haste away
For 'tis now our holiday


It is the choice time of the year
For the violets now appear
Now the rose receives its birth
And the pretty primrose decks the earth

Here each bachelor may choose
One that will not faith abuse
Nor repay, with coy disdain
Love that should be loved again

And when you well reckoned have
What kisses you your sweetheart gave
Take them all again, and more
It will never make them poor

When you thus have spent your time
And the day be past its prime
To your beds repair at night
And dream there of your day's delight


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Subject: RE: songs for may
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 04 May 10 - 12:48 PM

While strolling thru the park one day
in the merry, merry month of May,
I was taken by surprise
by a pair of rogueish eyes.
In a moment my poor heart was stole away!

A smile was all she gave to me.
(whistle)
Of course we were as happy as could be.
(whistle)
I immediately raised my hat,
and finally she remarked, "I never shall forget
the Sunday afternoon I met you at the
fountain in the park."


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Subject: RE: songs for may
From: GUEST,Erich
Date: 04 May 10 - 03:29 PM

@ Tootler: it is in fact Shirley, she was guesting on the Morris On Album. So it's no wonder, it sounds like her.


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Subject: RE: songs for may
From: open mike
Date: 04 May 10 - 05:18 PM

oh yes, rogueish!!

funny how much music was learned thru cartoons...

including Hungarian rhapsody...and Fantasia had lots...
Grieg, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Schubert and more!


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Subject: RE: songs for may
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 04 May 10 - 06:53 PM

Searching for lambs... as I walked out one May morning....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: songs for may
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 04 May 10 - 08:07 PM

This year for May Morning I updated my collection which can be reached from here- Anyone have any to add?

http://mysite.verizon.net/cbladey/mayjack/mayjack1.html

May Morning reference page

Conrad


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Subject: RE: songs for may
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 04 May 10 - 11:04 PM

My favorite is "The Lusty Month of May" from the musical play and movie Camelot. Versions of both are on YouTube.


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