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Subject: ANY JANUARY SONGS?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Jan 21 - 06:23 PM

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Can you suggest any songs associated with the month of January? That is : (A) Any songs with January in the title (B) Any songs with a January date given in the lyrics (C) Any songs referencing an event that is known to have occurred in January even if the lyrics do not actually say so.
It would be very helpful to have links to performances of the songs and further sources of information about them.

INDEX OF JANUARY SONGS

Directly below is an alphabetical index of the titles collected in this thread. If a title in this index is blue then by clicking it 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” button to jump to the end of the thread. I shall sometimes rearrange “late” posts to group them with their appropriate main area of discussion so that they are not overlooked. Regards, GeoffLawes



ABDUL THE BULBUL AMIR
BALLAD OF 1891(THE)
BALLAD OF HENRY AND SUSANNAH (THE)
BATTLE OF FALKIRK MUIR (THE)
BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS (THE)
BOLD DANIELS
BOLD POACHERS (THE) aka THE OAKHAM POACHERS
BURNTOLLET AMBUSH
BURNTOLLET BRIDGE AMBUSH (THE)
CHERRY TREE CAROL (THE)
DEM NAYNTN YANUAR     [Ninth of January]
DERBY RAM (THE)
DIRTY OLD TOWN
DOMHNACH NA FOLA
FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE (THE)
FOUR RODE BY
FRED JODAN'S BOOTS
GALLEY SONG {THE)
GO DOWN YOU MURDERS aka The Ballad of Tim Evans
HARE'S DREAM
HO! FOR CALIFORNIA
ISLE OF HOPE, ISLE OF TEARS
JANUARY
JANUARY CHILD
JANUARY, FEBRUARY
JANUARY LULLABY by Lester Simpson
JANUARY MAN
JANUARY SALES
JANUARY SNOWS by Ray Hearne
JANUARY SNOWS (2)
JANUARY SONG By Alan Hull
JANUARY SONG by Billy Bragg
JUNE IN JANUARY
KELLY THE PIRATE
LASS THAT MADE THE BED TO ME (THE)
LONG MARCH TO DERRY
LORD HAW HAW
LUCKIEST SAILOR (THE) by Linda Kelly
MINDS LOCKED SHUT
MONTH OF JANUARY (THE)
MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE (THE)
NORSEMAN'S HOME (THE)
PLOUGH MONDAY SONG
POST PLOUGH MONDAY SONG
PRIDE OF PETROVAR (THE)
RANTIN' ROVIN' ROBIN
ROAD TO DERRY (THE)
ROLL DOWN TO RIO By Rudyard Kipling
SHINE ON HARVEST MOON
SHOOTING GOSCHEN’S COCKS UP
SONGS OF ALISTAIR HULETT (THE)
SONGS OF LES BARKER
STEPHEN FOSTER SONG    by Teresina Huxtable
STRATTON CAROL (THE)
STRATON CAROL OF THE MONTHS
SUNDAY,BLOODY SUNDAY
SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY (RAP)
THROUGH THE GALLEY BOY'S EYES
UP HELLY AAH SONGS
WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED
WE SHALL OVERCOME
WHEN THE GREEN MAN WALKS THE FOREST By Graeme Miles

(IT WAS IN THE ) MONTH OF JANUARY
mainlynorfolk-song info   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/frankie.armstrong/songs/itwasinthemonthofjanuary.html
Month Of January · Dolores Keane     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am7b8QimTOw
The Month of January · Frankie Armstrong    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-u1kaUfg9g&list=PLY2jO2aLrSJookNNCmIEAH4rZSgOkcH-D&index=84
Marianne McAleer sings "The Month of January" in Worlebury Woods, Somerset    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dASne3cSk_k&fbclid=IwAR0PnGzQuIt6Mb1pq-JvO7Rb2DH_4QSmpCvcHm4Qn-WoacFa_BojX3Vbyiw
The Month of January · Siobhan Miller    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWJnZIcIIFA&list=PLpfne-pLcasGFlnPu8czMSgmTSbgW5ZvW&index=30
The Month of January · Blair Dunlop · Larkin Poe     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVoFngIPIk8
The Month of January · John Doyle    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH8cG5KbvhM

MUDCAT:Lyr/Chords Req: The Month of January mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=45014

DIGITRAD     /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=4021
Link to JANUARY SNOWS (2)




JANUARY MAN
By Dave Goulder

Dave Goulder    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4UbWhtVCBE
Christy Moore     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW-7KrLzIcQ
The January Man · Siobhan Miller     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHGiLd2e12g&list=PLpfne-pLcasGFlnPu8czMSgmTSbgW5ZvW&index=32
Martin Carthy     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbDZQsEH3n8
Bert Jansch     mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=55546#864740
DIGITRAD    @displaysong.cfm?SongID=3159

https://mainlynorfolk.info/martin.carthy/records/thejanuaryman.html


JANUARY SONG
By Alan Hull

Lindisfarne    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5QLKft_a7A


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Subject: RE: ANY JANUARY SONGS?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 29 Jan 21 - 07:14 PM

There was a lad was born in Kyle by Robert Burns: includes a line about “a blast of Januar’ wind.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 29 Jan 21 - 11:48 PM



JUNE IN JANUARY is a popular song with music by Ralph Rainger and lyrics by Leo Robin, published in 1934.

Bing Crosby   
June In January
The song was introduced in the movie Here Is My Heart by Bing Crosby in 1934. The Crosby recording, made on November 9, 1934 with Georgie Stoll and his Orchestra, became a number #1 hit on Decca Records and has since has become a popular standard, recorded by many artists. Crosby recorded the song again for his 1954 album Bing: A Musical Autobiography and this version was heard alongside an image of a Crosby lookalike in the film The Joker Is Wild (1957), starring Frank Sinatra. Crosby recorded it again in 1977 for his final album Seasons.

So sayeth     Wikipedia.
Harry Roy    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lN_6P509Dw


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 29 Jan 21 - 11:55 PM

SHINE ON HARVEST MOON

Shine on, shine on harvest moon
Up in the sky
I aint had no lovin'
Since January, February, June or July

Wikipedia sez,

"Shine On, Harvest Moon" is a popular early-1900s song credited to the married vaudeville team Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth. It was one of a series of moon-related Tin Pan Alley songs of the era. The song was debuted by Bayes and Norworth in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908 to great acclaim. It became a pop standard, and continues to be performed and recorded in the 21st century.


Ruth Etting - Shine on Harvest Moon (1931)    https://www.google.com/search?q=shine+on+harvest+moon&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB775GB775&oq=SHINE+ON+HARVEST+MOON&aqs=chrome.0.0j0i20i2


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Helen
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 02:08 AM

I did a search for song: JANUARY


and a whole bunch of songs came up but the one I was looking for is an old pop song called January by a group called Pilot.

January - Pilot

I'm not recommending it because it was annoying back in the '70's so I can't imagine it has improved with age. :-D

Also, 26 January is the anniversary of the white invasion of Australia, i.e. the arrival of Captain Cook. The beginning of the end of the real life and culture for the First Nations people here.

I'll have to think about whether I know any songs about it. I can't recall any at present.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Jos
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 04:13 AM

Barbara Dickson from 1980 JANUARY,FEBRUARY


https://genius.com/Barbara-dickson-january-february-lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW0C_zSVnPM


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: JHW
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 06:00 AM

January Man used to get sung a lot, good song, has all months.
I've usually done 'Concerning of three young men, One night in January'
(I'm not into poaching and wouldn't eat game or shoot gamekeepers)


Thank you , I think your song is usually called <THE BOLD POACHERS Lots of information about it on the Mainly Norfolk site     https://mainlynorfolk.info/martin.carthy/songs/theboldpoachers.html
Maddy Prior     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqWdMICnJMQ
Steeleye Span     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMME4QuxGvw
Lee Harding    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVV0mqSd2nk


The song is also known asTHE OAKHAM POACHERS
Steve Knightley with Jim Causley    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeMj-J_Z3GE
Regards ,Geoff


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Allan Conn
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 06:54 AM

Helen I was going to suggest "January" too. I rather like both that and Pilot's other big hit "Magic" which has been taken up as a football chant in many a football ground. Saying that I don't mind out and out pop songs and I was only a kid at the time of its release which maybe explains why I like it. The pop songs of our childhood tend to stick with us through time - though I either like a song or not without regard to the genre! Both members of Pilot had been in the teeny-bop group Bay City Rollers but left to form Pilot before the Rollers were catapulted to teeny stardom. Though the song "January" did hit #1 in the UK charts before their former group managed to do that. Both members of Pilot then went on to work with Alan Parsons Project.

For a song more suited to mudcat how about RANTIN' ROVIN' ROBIN by Burns which mentions the month of his birhday in verse one.


Thanks Allan Conn. - Here's a recording: Jim Malcolm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2PyL-CarPA
Lyrics http://www.robertburns.org/works/65.shtml


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Helen
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 01:57 PM

Thanks for the info, Allan. I like a lot of pop songs but not that one. I never ever liked Bay City Rollers - not my thing - but I have all of the Alan Parsons Project albums.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 02:03 PM

https://youtu.be/A2K3Eqo2ukw


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Reinhard
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 07:50 PM

SHOOTING GOSCHEN’S COCKS UP
Shooting Goshen's Cocks Up / The Bold Poachers:
'On the twenty-fourth of December, my time it did expire.
When I got out, I had some scran; that's what I did require;
And when I had a drink of beer, I really felt quite merry,
But my mate he don't get out until the middle of January.'


THE CHERRY TREE CAROL
Waterson:Carthy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kn7mwtYMPQ INFORMATION Mainly Norfolk Site The Cherry Tree Carol

“On the fifth day of January my birthday shall be,
And the stars in the heaven shall all bow down to me.”


THE DERBY RAM
Folk songs of Derby and Derbyshire by Keith Kendrick, Pete Castle, Roy Harris, Derrick Hale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCZBEKNZimY The Derby Ram
'This ram he had two horns, my lads, that reached up to the moon,
A little boy went up in January and he didn't get back till June.'


HARE'S DREAM
Mainly Norfolk: Lyrics and Info
The Hare's Dream
'On the 20th of January and in the 70th year,
The morning being beautiful, charming, bright and clear,
I being disturbed by dreams as I lay in my den,
I dreamed of heathery mountain, high rock and low glen.'


THE BALLAD OF HENRY AND SUSANNAH
The Ballad of Henry and Susannah by Peter Bellamy
on Peter Bellamy: The Transports (1977)

'It was in the month of January Australia's coast drew near
And in that fair clime the sun did shine which filled their hearts with cheer.
And soon in peaceful Sydney Cove at anchor they did ride
And admired the green and pleasant shore beyond the foaming tide.'


JANUARY SNOWS by Ray Hearne
on Roy Bailey: Business As Usual (1994)

Roy Bailey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UFhcENtuqY

JANUARY LULLABY
by Lester Simpson
on Coope Boyes & Simpson: Twenty-Four Seven (2002)


Is this “January Lullaby” Lester Simpson’s song? I can’t find anywhere that gives the lyrics of Lester Simpson’s song
Now and Then sing January Lullaby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmAm5BMW3dM



- The Months Go Around by Steve Ashley
on Steve Ashley: Another Dy (2017)

And very soon we come to know
If there's a January snow

Thank you Reinhard you have given us a bumper crop. I added the blue click link above to Roy Bailey’s performance of Ray Hearne’s January Snows on YouTube. In doing that I found another song called January Snows which I post below:
JANUARY SNOWS (2)

The Woods Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IvemdETLoI

It was in the month of January
The hills all white with snow
When over hill and valley
My true love he did go

It was then I found a fair pretty maid
With a salt tear in her eye
And she had a baby in her arm
And bitter oh was her cry

Oh cruel was my father
That bound the doe on me
And cruel was my mother
His dreadful kind to see

Cruel was my own true love
Who changed his mind for gold
And cruel was that winter's morn
That chains my heart with cold

Oh the taller that the country grows???
The sweeter is the???
And the pair of clouds
A young man's deeds
No closer is his heart

He will kiss and embrace you
Until he thinks he has you won
Then he'll go away and leave you
For some other one


LINK to Felipa's post below with corrections of lyrics for this song
Link to THE MONTH OF JANUARY


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Reinhard
Date: 30 Jan 21 - 08:16 PM

A VWML search for January in the first line gives lots of results.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: MartinNail
Date: 31 Jan 21 - 10:23 AM

Reinhard said: "A VWML search for January in the first line gives lots of results."

Yes indeed, and you could also try searches on 'New year', 'Hogmany', 'Twelfth night', 'Epiphany', 'Old Christmas', 'Plough Monday', etc.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 31 Jan 21 - 10:28 AM

"The Poachers Year" refers to January and all the other months.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 31 Jan 21 - 06:27 PM

JANUARY SALES
The Singing Postman
http://www.anglianmusic.com/album/The+Singing+Postman/Roundabout/


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: MartinNail
Date: 01 Feb 21 - 06:07 PM

Reinhard said: "A VWML search for January in the first line gives lots of results."

These would include lots from the Bodleian ballads website, or you could search directly here: First line: January


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Feb 21 - 07:22 PM



I found 18 songs titles with 16 of them playable from YouTube videos here on a site called The Cavan Project http://www.thecavanproject.com/18-songs-about-january/

1. “January” by Pilot 2. “January Rain” by Hunters & Collectors 3.“January On Lake Street” by Atmosphere 4. “January” by 28 Days 5. “January Song” by Billy Bragg 6. “January” by Disclosure 7(unavailable). “January 28th” by J. Cole 8. “January Rain” by David Gray 9. “January Hymn” by The Decemberists 10. “January 28th, 1986” by Owl City 11. “January” by Wildfront 12. “You In January” by The Wonder Years 13. “January White” by Sleeping At Last14. “Last January” by The Twlight Sad 15. “June In January” by Dean Martin 16(unavailable). “January” by Louden Swain 17. “January Sun” by Fizzy Blood 18. “January Man” by Christy Moore


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: RTim
Date: 01 Feb 21 - 07:42 PM

Not specifically - but about January....and really worth a listen - "January - A Song for Every Season" - a new video from The Copper Family.

Tim Radford

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahSdVdGWXNs&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1AVQbprH9-UpiBYquz7mTeM_iPKvcNA7cZbnhwBw1ODoL1zEQ22h49_Y0


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,Sean O'Shea
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 06:42 AM

You might like to look at the Stratton Carol Of The Months,popularised in Cornwall by Brenda Wooton,which is about, individually,all the months and is a lovely song to sing.

STRATTON CAROL(THE)
Brenda Wootton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOrE-LcqMVI


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Feb 21 - 06:28 AM


ROLL DOWN TO RIO
By Rudyard Kipling
Roll down to Rio (Mainly Norfolk) This poem accompanied Rudyard Kipling's story The Beginning of the Armadillos from his book Just So Stories. Peter Bellamy sang it as Roll Down to Rio, accompanying himself on concertina, on his fourth album of songs set to Kipling's poems, Keep on Kipling.

Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman sang Follow Me 'Ome and Roll Down to Rio in 1998 on their CD Bonnet & Shawl. Jon Boden sang Rolling Down to Rio as the 10 February 2011 entry of his project A Folk Song a Day. The Young'uns sang Rolling Down to Rio in 2012 on their CD When Our Grandfathers Said No. They commented in their liner notes: Rolling Down to Rio appeared in The Beginning of the Armadillos, one of Kipling's Just So Stories, and was given this lovely tune by Peter Bellamy.

I've never sailed the Amazon, And I've never reached Brazil;
But the Don and Magdelana, They can go there when they will!

Yes, weekly from Southampton, Great steamers, white and gold,
Go rolling down to Rio (Roll down—roll down to Rio!)
And I'd like to roll to Rio Some day before I'm old!

Portuguese landed on the soil of Guanabara Bay on the1st January 1502.  The bay forms the opening of a river, hence the name ‘Rio de Janeiro’ which means ‘River of January’.



Thanks GUEST,henryp, here are some blue click links
Mainly Norfolk info
https://mainlynorfolk.info/peter.bellamy/songs/rolldowntorio.html
Peter Bellamy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGRSQmdKbxQ
Jon Boden http://www.afolksongaday.com/?p=2112


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Reinhard
Date: 04 Feb 21 - 08:26 AM

A STRATON CAROL OF THE MONTHS
The Stratton Carol · Brenda Wootton    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOrE-LcqMVI

January's when cold winds do blow
February brings us frost and snow
March is when young lambs do play
April brings us flowers so gay
May is when the fields are green
June is when new hay is seen
July's days are very warm
August brings the thunderstorm
September's harvest fields are clear
October's when we brew fine beer
November's dreariest days in the year
December ends the fleeting year


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Reinhard
Date: 04 Feb 21 - 03:11 PM

WHEN THE GREEN MAN WALKS THE FOREST
By Graeme Miles

Graeme Miles' song "When the Green Man Walks the Forest", see the recently revived thread of the same name, has the first line

    January's all but over; February comes soon.

Martyn Wyndham-Read sang it on his 2001 album of Graeme Miles' songs, "Where Ravens Feed".

January's all but over; February comes soon.

Martyn Wyndham Read When the Green Man Walks the Forest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b9aN1lmerQ
MAINLY NORFOLK SITE info   https://mainlynorfolk.info/wyndham-read/songs/whenthegreenmanwalkstheforest.html /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=155591#3661508
Mudcat Lyr Req: When the Green Man Walks the Forest/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=155591#3661508


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Mar 21 - 06:44 PM


The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848

HO! FOR CALIFORNIA
Ho! For California! · Matthew Sabatella
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9SJEyBPSH8
Ballad of America info   https://balladofamerica.org/ho-for-california/


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Mar 21 - 11:41 AM


THROUGH THE GALLEY BOY'S EYES

written by Bill Sowerby
                                       and on the Spare Hands fishing and trawling songs CD.

https://www.sparehands.org.uk/through-the-galleyboys-eyes/

Verse 2  "Fourth week in January, fifty-five was the date,
To the fishing grounds went trawlers, crews, skippers and mates,
Out to the North Sea past Grimsby and Spurn,
But Lorella and Roderigo did not return."

Verse 4"Same week in January, thirteen years along,
The fleet were off Iceland in a howling maelstrom,
With hundred foot waves and thick ice on the mast,
Three trawlers turned over, to the sea they were cast."


https://www.sparehands.org.uk/product/spare-hands/


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Mar 21 - 06:36 PM

BOLD DANIELS

“Oh ‘twas in the month of January from Liverpool we set sail
Kind Neptune did conduct us with a sweet and pleasant gale”


Bold Daniels -Robbie T. Hutchison    
http://www.sssa.llc.ed.ac.uk/whalsay/2014/12/14/twas-in-the-month-of-january/

Bold Daniel [Laws K34] Lyrics on Evergreen Trad
http://www.evergreentrad.com/bold-daniel-laws-k34/
“On the fourteenth day of January,
From England we set sail,”


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Mar 21 - 05:57 AM

KELLY THE PIRATE

“On the twenty-first of January so clear was the day"

MUDCAT Digitrad:
/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=3375

Some other versions of the song give a different date:

“On the eighth day of June from the land we set sail“

MUDCAT Digitrad:
/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=3374


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Apr 21 - 04:01 AM


THE LUCKIEST SAILOR
by Linda Kelly

January 1968    The Hull Trawler Kingston Peridot was lost. Linda Kelly’s husband narrowly avoided being lost with it and her song tells his story.    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnZ0QxEaais


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 01 Apr 21 - 02:51 PM

Lindisfarne "January Song"


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 18 Jun 21 - 07:41 PM

JANUARY
January – Pilot   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WK1zBnwQjk


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Jul 21 - 06:29 PM

JANUARY SONG by Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg - January Song    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSrdrZsIwtU


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Sep 21 - 05:50 PM

17 January 1746, The Battle of Falkirk Muir

THE BATTLE OF FALKIRK MUIR
The Battle of Falkirk Muir · Battlefield Band   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hDBatB-n-s&list=RDIczJBxiBgNY&index=17
Wikipedia:Battle of Falkirk Muir     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Falkirk_Muir


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 24 Sep 21 - 09:57 AM

30 January 1972, in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, British soldiers shot 26 unarmed civilians during a protest march against internment without trial.
SUNDAY,BLOODY SUNDAY


’Sunday,Bloody Sunday’ on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+SundayBloody+Sunday
Wikipedia: Bloody Sunday(1972)    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_(1972)
Link to Felipa's post below about  SUNDAY,BLOODY SUNDAY


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 25 Sep 21 - 01:39 AM

THE BALLAD OF 1891 is about the shearer's strike of 1891, which began on 6 January.

Many recordings of THE BALLAD OF 1891 on Youtube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+The+Ballad+Of+1891+(


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 25 Sep 21 - 01:50 AM

THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS took place on 8 January 1815. The song was written by Jimmy Driftwood, and the recording by Johnny Horton was the Billboard #1 song of 1959. The DT has an entirely different song by the same name.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 25 Sep 21 - 01:54 AM

FOUR RODE BY, by Ian Tyson, has a stanza,

They hung the boys in January eighteen eighty three
First time in that province that they'd strung up brothers three
And their sons killed nineteen Germans cross the seas back in seventeen
One thing that's for damned sure they're a wild old family





Many recordings of ‘Four Rode By’ on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Four+Rode+By


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 25 Sep 21 - 01:57 AM

Sorry, the DT also has the jimmy Driftwood song, under "Battle of New Orleans."


1st RECORDING OF: Battle Of New Orleans - Jimmie Driftwood (1957 version)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTfAidqlFV4
Lyr Req: Battle of New Orleans (Jimmie Driftwood)    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=11891#top


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 25 Sep 21 - 04:38 AM

The January June. Les Barker.

Dave H


THE JANUARY JUNE
MUDCAT Lyr Add: The January June (parody by Les Barker)   
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=8760


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Nov 21 - 07:23 AM

GO DOWN YOU MURDERS aka The Ballad of Tim Evans

In January 1950, Timothy Evans was tried and wrongly convicted for the murder of his daughter; he was executed by hanging in March of the same year.

Ewan Maccoll - Go Down You Murderers (The Ballad of Tim Evans)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh6eaxv2uDg
Various recordings of Go Down You Murderers on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Go+Down+Ye+Murderers
"Timothy Evans" from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Evans


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 03 Dec 21 - 02:33 PM

January 13, 1864: Death of Stephen Foster.

Larry Kaplan wrote, in the introduction to his song "Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts," "Stephen Foster was only thirty-eight years old when he died, impoverished and alone, in New York City. In his pocket at the time of his death was a small piece of paper containing the first few lyrics of, perhaps, his next song. Foster lived and wrote music in a time when America as a nation was desperately trying to define (or redefine) its own identity, a time of intense nationalism, and yet a time of civil war. Perhaps more than any other popular musician of his time, he helped to shape some of that identity."

DEAR FRIENDS AND GENTLE HEARTS
by Larry Kaplan

Down at Bellevue Hospital,
Out on those nameless wards,
Tonight a young man passed away
Alone, without a word.
Brought there from a boarding house
On the Bowery downtown,
And on his bed a list of things
The nurses there had found.
A coat, a hat, his pants, a vest,
And a beat-up pair of shoes,
And, in his pocket, signed by him,
A dollar I.O.U.;
And a slip of folded paper
Torn off from a paper bag:
The first words of another song
This whole world might have had.

CHORUS (after each verse):
"Dear friends and gentle hearts ... "
Wherever your last songs may be,
Are they lost out in America
Between the centuries?
Are the melodies still waiting
For the ones who need to hear,
Though the piano halls and minstrel shows
Have faded through the years?

Well, the hospital had sent for me,
But no more would they do,
My name and address taken from
Poor Stephen's I.O.U.
They said "He's just a vagabond;
So many more like him.
They spend the last few cents they have
On poor man's rum and gin.
But hard times in America
Are hard times for us all.
Some folks bide for better days;
Some must take the fall.
Some can turn to poetry,
Or lose themselves in song;
Some set out to change the world,
Then lose the path they're on.

So, yes, I knew this gentleman;
Perhaps you've heard the cheers
When Mr. Foster graced this country's
Finest halls for years.
And he led us in the choruses
This whole great nation knew,
But he never recognized his worth
Or what his songs could do.
Now pride brought down by poverty
Is such a tragic thing;
No matter who the man may be,
It steals most precious things.
It takes the faith to know yourself;
It robs the will to try.
But, if it spares your poetry
The music never dies.

Though we seek mirth and beauty, and music light and gay,
There are frail forms fainting at the door.
Though their voices are silent, their pleading looks will say,
"Oh, hard times, come again no more."


YouTube


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 03 Dec 21 - 02:48 PM

STEPHEN FOSTER SONG
by Teresina Huxtable


Those whose days were like your own
Are scattered now across the years
Share no countries, plans, or times
Though once we lived on common ground.

CHORUS (after each verse):
Is someone left to know the way,
Protect us, bring us home again?
Sit at table one more time,
Sing that Stephen Foster song?

If we knew then of leaving home,
But tens and twelves are unafraid.
Foresight's dear and hindsight's not,
And far apart is how we've grown.

Roads and paths come overgrown,
Lose the time and lose the way.
Gather those around me now,
I set a table of my own.


Recordings (none online yet):
Teresina Huxtable with Carol Christensen and Liz Hood, Melancholy Baby (1986)
Ann Mayo Muir with Gordon Bok and Ed Trickett, Language of the Heart (1994)
Mike Agranoff, Straight Lines (2014)


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Dec 21 - 04:44 PM

Here it is on YouTube Levana , with the different title Sing That Stephen Foster Song    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPAH956qNHc


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Jan 22 - 05:14 PM

THE SONGS OF ALISTAIR HULETT
Alistair Hulett died on 28 January 2010

Wikipedia:Alistair Hulett    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_Hulett
Information from The Balladeers    https://www.theballadeers.com/scots/ah_d01.htm
Many recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Alistair+Hulett+


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Subject: Burntollet Bridge 4 Jan 1969
From: Felipa
Date: 03 Jan 22 - 08:43 PM

"Burntollet Bridge [County Derry] was the setting for an attack on 4 January 1969 during the first stages of the Troubles of Northern Ireland. A People's Democracy march from Belfast to Derry was attacked by Ulster loyalists whilst passing through Burntollet." (Wikipedia)

SONGS
LONG MARCH TO DERRY https://mudcat.org/Detail.CFM?messages__Message_ID=16121

THE BURNTOLLET BRIDGE AMBUSH        Men of No Property https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HDLQ0b2ynk

BURNTOLLET AMBUSH        Owen McDonagh · The Bogside Men https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOpc5BwAsJQ

Lyrics of all three songs are at https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=1315 ("The Burntollet Bridge Ambush" and "Burntollet Ambush" were posted 3 Jan 2022)


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Subject: 'Twas in the Month of January aka January Snows 2
From: Felipa
Date: 03 Jan 22 - 09:06 PM

posted by Reinhard 30 Jan 2021

"Oh the taller that the country grows???
The sweeter is the??? "

should be
"The taller that the palm tree grows,
the sweeter is the bark"

as sung by Sarah Makem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iwRIGMgQrU

JANUARY SNOWS (2) is the same song that is also posted as THE MONTH OF JANUARY near the beginning of this discussion thread.

Link to JANUARY SNOWS (2)
Link to THE MONTH OF JANUARY


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Jan 22 - 07:39 PM

Plough Monday is generally the first Monday after Epiphany, 6 January.

Wikipedia : Plough Monday    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plough_Monday

PLOUGH MONDAY SONG   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0m5twlZ4sI
MUDCAT:Plough Monday - you couldn't make it up    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=107925&messages=26#2241513


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Jan 22 - 06:48 PM

POST PLOUGH MONDAY SONG     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPLZSaQwGf8


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,Spleencringe
Date: 08 Jan 22 - 03:01 PM

Here's some seasonal folk rock, January by P.G. Six (Pat Gubler): January.

The lyrics are loosely those of the traditional song, In the Month of January.
Link to   (IT WAS IN THE ) THE MONTH OF JANUARY above


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Jan 22 - 07:41 PM

LORD HAW HAW

January 3, 1946 - An Englishman known during World War II as "Lord Haw Haw" (William Joyce) was hanged for treason in London. Joyce had broadcast Nazi propaganda via radio from Germany to Britain during the war.

The Western Brothers - Lord Haw Haw, the Humbug of Hamburg   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2wFeAqFkxo

Link to Felipa's information about Joyce's nationality


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 12:20 AM

THE LASS THAT MADE THE BED TO ME by Robert Burns

When Januar wind was blawing cauld,
As to the north I took my way,
The mirksome night did me enfauld,
I knew na where to lodge till day.


Lyrics and notes
YouTube search


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,Diolch
Date: 15 Jan 22 - 10:02 AM

JANUARY CHILD by Colum Sands

A 2020 offering from perennial folkie favourite Colum Sands, who has written several popular seasonal songs that are regularly aired at singarounds and in folk clubs.

Full lyrics at bandcamp:
https://columsands.bandcamp.com/track/january-child-2
60 second snippet on soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/colum-sands/january-child


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