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Lyr Req: The Twenty-First of 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
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Nobby 15 Aug 99 - 04:15 AM
Jim Dixon 01 May 03 - 09:23 AM
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Subject: The twenty-first of May
From: Nobby
Date: 15 Aug 99 - 04:15 AM

Hi, there,

Can anyone help me with a lead to a song with the line: "'Twas a fine summer's day, the twenty-first of May"

Reason for my search:-

An elderly (in his 89th year) relation died a few years ago and I am responsible for his funeral arrangements. In one of our last conversations, I asked his date of birth. The reply was that I could always remember it from the old Wiltshire folk song with the above line. I'd like to have it played at his funeral -- might enliven an otherwise morbid occasion!

Many thanks for any help.


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Subject: RE: The twenty-first of May
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 May 03 - 09:23 AM

Really? He died a few years ago and you're still planning his funeral? Well, it may be late for the funeral, but it's never too late to add useful information to the database. There's a song called "The Turmot Hoer" [one who hoes turnips] that begins "'Twas on a jolly summer's morn, the twenty-first of May."

There are several versions of that song in this thread.


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