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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
AULD LANG SYNE
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS NEW YEAR’S DAY
AMAZING GRACE
ARRIVAL OF THE GREENHORN (THE)
BALLAD OF 1891(THE)
BALLAD OF DEREK BENTLEY (THE)
BALLAD OF HENRY AND SUSANNAH (THE)
BANKS OF THE SACRAMENTO (THE)
BATTLE OF FALKIRK MUIR (THE)
BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS (THE)
BOLD DANIELS
BOLD POACHERS (THE) aka THE OAKHAM POACHERS
BOUND FOR CALIFORNIA
BROOKLYN BRIDGE by Anaïs Mitchell
BROOKLYN BRIDGE (THE) by Barry Manilow
BURNTOLLET AMBUSH
BURNTOLLET BRIDGE AMBUSH (THE)
CANVEY ISLAND
CAROL OF THE BELLS
CHERRY TREE CAROL (THE)
COME SEE THE BOYS GO ROUND
DARKEST HOUR - Arlo Guthrie
DAYS OF ’49 (THE)
DECK THE HALLS
DEM NAYNTN YANUAR     [Ninth of January]
DEPORTEE ( Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
DERBY RAM (THE)
DIRTY OLD TOWN
DOMHNACH NA FOLA
EL ANNO VIEJO
FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE (THE)
FOUR RODE BY
FRED JORDAN'S BOOTS
GALLEY SONG {THE)
GO DOWN YOU MURDERS aka The Ballad of Tim Evans
HAPPY NEW YEAR    song by ABBA
HARE'S DREAM
HEN WLAD FY NHADAU   /   LAND OF MY FATHERS
HERE WE COME A-WASSAILING
HEROINE OF THE PRINCESS VICTORIA
HO! FOR CALIFORNIA
HOLOCAUST SONGS
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
JANUARY 28, 1986
JOE BOWERS
JUNE IN JANUARY
KELLY THE PIRATE
LASS THAT MADE THE BED TO ME (THE)
LEVY – DEW MILLENIUM
LLOYD GEORGE
LONG MARCH TO DERRY
LORD HAW HAW
LUCKIEST SAILOR (THE) by Linda Kelly
MARI LWYD SONG (THE)
MINDS LOCKED SHUT
MONTH OF JANUARY (THE)
MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE (THE)
MURSHEEN DURKIN
NEW YEAR’S DAY    (Taylor Swift song)
NORSEMAN'S HOME (THE)
NUN LASST UNS GEHN UNDTRETEN
OH CALIFORNIA
OH MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
PERFECT YEAR (THE)
PLOUGH MONDAY SONG
PLOUGH MONDAY SONGS
POST PLOUGH MONDAY SONG
PRIDE OF PETROVAR (THE)
PRINCESS VICTORIA by Gareth Davies-Jones
RANTIN' ROVIN' ROBIN
ROAD TO DERRY (THE)
ROLL DOWN TO RIO By Rudyard Kipling
ROSE FOR EDITH THOMPSON'S GRAVE (A)
RUBINSTEIN REMEMBERS
SEEING THE ELEPHANT
SHCHEDRYK
SHINE ON HARVEST MOON
SHOOTING GOSCHEN’S COCKS UP
SONGS ABOUT ABORTION
SONGS ABOUT DONALD CAMPBELL
SONGS ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING
SONGS ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH
SONGS FROM ELVIS PRESLEY
SONGS OF ALISTAIR HULETT (THE)
SONGS AND POEMS BY LES BARKER
SONGS SUNG BY AL BOWLLY
ST. AGNES EVE SONGS
STEPHEN FOSTER SONG    by Teresina Huxtable
STRATTON CAROL (THE)
STRATON CAROL OF THE MONTHS
SUNDAY,BLOODY SUNDAY
SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY (RAP)
SWEET BETSY FROM PIKE
THROUGH THE GALLEY BOY'S EYES
'TIS A STORY THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER     (ROBERT FALCON SCOTT MEMORIAL SONG )
UP HELLY AAH SONGS
WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED
WE SHALL OVERCOME
WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE?
WHEN THE GREEN MAN WALKS THE FOREST By Graeme Miles
WILL 2K


(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
The Month Of January - June Tabor    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjKiTJ99LdM
The Month of January -Jyll Skinner    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7F7a4SmaPI

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
Roy Bailey from Business As Usual (1994)    
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.

”The Luckiest Sailor “ : information and recording from Yorkshire Garland   
http://www.yorkshirefolksong.net/song.cfm?songID=92
Hissyfit sing ”The Luckiest Sailor “     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGwCaR1IYxg
Other recordings of ”The Luckiest Sailor “ on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=he+Luckiest+Sailor


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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.

Link To Mudcat Posting below by open mike about tune :THE EIGHTH OF JANUARY


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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 THE 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

Link to COME SEE THE BOYS GO ROUND posted below by Felipa


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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

Link to COME SEE THE BOYS GO ROUND posted below by Felipa


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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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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Jan 22 - 01:41 PM

FRED JORDAN'S BOOTS

Fred Jordan was born 5 January 1922

Wikipedia:Fred_Jordan_(singer)    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Jordan_(singer)
Fred Jordan's Boots · Colum Sands   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0QMUx6Quis&list=PLwRoERFamgWHfiW01_hphcrAb6zKJaXb1&index=20
Fred Jordan "Best Tracks" on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Fred+Jordan++best++tracks+
FRED JORDAN’S BOOTS Song Lyrics And Chords   https://www.irish-folk-songs.com/fred-jordanrsquos-boots-lyrics-and-chords.html


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 22 Jan 22 - 04:35 PM

24 Jan. 1920 death of prolific songwriter Percy French.
Among his well-known songs were THE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE,    THE PRIDE OF PETROVAR,     ABDUL THE BULBUL AMIR,    etc.
Link to recordings and information posted below

25 Jan - Robert Burns was even more prolific, and some Burns songs were already suggested in this discussion last January. Ewan MacColl shares the same birthday and also wrote a great many songs; the best known to the general public are probably THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE and DIRTY OLD TOWN .

This year, 30 Jan marks the 50th anniversary of the shooting by British paratroopers of unarmed civilians in Derry, Northern Ireland. The infamous Bloody Sunday, the occasion a civil rights march. A BBC Radio 4 documentary about Bloody Sunday broadcast today (22 Jan 2022, 8-9 pm GMT)open with a brief soundclip of marchers singing
WE SHALL OVERCOME . Another American civil rights song, WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED , was popular among Northern Irish civil rights campaigners of the time.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 22 Jan 22 - 05:17 PM

Geoff Lawes described William Joyce, aka Lord Haw Haw, as an Englishman. I thought William Joyce was Irish. Actually, he was born in the U.S. to an Irish father and an Anglo-Irish (English born) mother. The family returned to Ireland, where Joyce was brought up. Joyce lived in England from his teens and identified as English but that was an adopted persona. I read that he became a German citizen in 1940. He was never a British citizen so technically could not be guilty of treason to the United Kingdom. Joyce did carry a British passport when he went to Germany. He had obtained it by making false statements regarding his nationality. see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Joyce


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Jan 22 - 12:28 PM

THE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE : many recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=THE+MOUNTAINS+OF+MOURNE
Wikipedia:The Mountains of Mourne    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mountains_of_Mourne

THE PRIDE OF PETROVAR : many recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=THE+PRIDE+OF+PETROVAR%3C%2F
Mainly Norfolk: The Pride of Petravore / Eileen Oge Info, recording & Lyrics    https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/theprideofpetravore.html

ABDUL THE BULBUL AMIR : many recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ABDUL+THE+BULBUL+AMIR
Wikipedia:Abdul Abulbul Amir   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Abulbul_Amir

Link to post from Felipa posted above


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Jan 22 - 12:49 PM

Ewan MacColl songs in Mudcat DT

0.8351 - JOY OF LIVING 0.8169 - SHELLBACK SONG 0.8169 - NOBODY KNEW SHE WAS THERE 0.8169 - MANCHESTER RAMBLER 0.8169 - BRITAIN'S MOTORWAYS 0.7967 - THE TUNNEL TIGERS 0.7967 - SONG OF THE IRON ROAD 0.7967 - SHOALS OF HERRING 0.7967 - SCHOOLDAYS END 0.7967 - NET HAULING SONG 0.7967 - GOODBY TO THE THIRTY FOOT TRAILER 0.7967 - GO DOWN, YOU MURDERERS 0.7967 - DIRTY OLD TOWN 0.7967 - BALLAD OF ACCOUNTING 0.7742 - FAREWELL TO TARWAITHIE (2) 0.7742 - SECOND FRONT SONG 0.7742 - MARY HAMILTON (5) 0.7742 - LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL (3) 0.7742 - THE BALLAD OF STALIN 0.7742 - BALLAD OF THE CARPENTER 0.7742 - OUR GOODMAN (5) 0.7742 - THE FOLKSINGERS' BALL 0.7742 - CRUISING ROUND YARMOUTH 0.7742 - BROWNED OFF 0.7742 - Lamkin 0.7742 - THE FIELDS OF VIETNAM 0.7742 - FAREWELL TO TARWATHIE (2) 0.7742 - AN OLD MAN CAME OVER THE LEA 0.7742 - YOUNG PEGGY 0.7742 - WILL YE GO TO SHERIFFMUIR? 0.7742 - WEE, WEE GERMAN LAIRDIE 0.7742 - WAE'S ME FOR PRINCE CHERLIE 0.7742 - TROOPER AND THE MAID 0.7742 - THE WEEK YOUR MAN'S AWA' or FISHERMAN'S WIFE 0.7742 - THE TROOPER CUT DOWN IN HIS PRIME 0.7742 - THE TERROR TIME 0.7742 - THE SWEET KUMADEE 0.7742 - THE PLODDER SEAM 0.7742 - THE NEWCOMBE GAUGER 0.7742 - THE MEDIA 0.7742 - THE GRESFORD DISASTER 0.7742 - THE GAIRDNER CHILD 0.7742 - THE FOLKSINGERS' BALL 0.7742 - THE FIRST TIME 0.7742 - THE EARL OF ERROL 0.7742 - THE D-DAY DODGERS 0.7742 - THE CRUEL SHIP'S CAPTAIN 0.7742 - THE COLD COAST OF GREENLAND 0.7742 - THE BLEACHER LASSIE OF KELVINHAUGH (2) 0.7742 - THE BANKS OF GREEN WILLOW (2) 0.7742 - THE BALLAD OF TIM EVANS 0.7742 - SWEET THAMES FLOW SOFTLY 0.7742 - SWAN NECKED VALVE. 0.7742 - SUPERINTENDENT BARRETT 0.7742 - SUFFOLK MIRACLE 0.7742 - SPRINGHILL MINE DISASTER 0.7742 - SHEATH AND KNIFE 2 0.7742 - SCARBOROUGH FAIR 0.7742 - ROBIN HOOD AND LITTLE JOHN 0.7742 - REYNARD THE FOX (2) 0.7742 - REEL O` STUMPIE 0.7742 - RANTIN` LADDIE 0.7742 - PRESS GANG 0.7742 - OUTWARD BOUND 2 0.7742 - ONLY DOING THEIR JOB 0.7742 - NORTH SEA HOLES 0.7742 - MY OLD MAN 0.7742 - MUIRLAND MEG 0.7742 - MOVING ON SONG 0.7742 - MAGGIE LAUDER 0.7742 - LET ME IN THIS AE NICHT 0.7742 - LASSIE GATHERING NUTS 0.7742 - LASS OF LOCH ROYALE (LORD GREGORY) 0.7742 - KILLIECRANKIE 0.7742 - JOIN THE BRITISH ARMY 0.7742 - JOHNNY OF BRAIDESLEY 0.7742 - JOCK O' THE SIDE 0.7742 - JELLON GRAEME 0.7742 - JAMIE FOYERS 0.7742 - IVOR 0.7742 - IRON HORSE 0.7742 - I'M CHAMPION AT KEEPING 'EM ROLLING 0.7742 - HOLY JOE FROM SCABSVILLE 0.7742 - HEROES, BRITISH HEROES 0.7742 - GREY COCK 0.7742 - GIRLS OF DUBLIN CITY 0.7742 - FREEBORN MAN OF THE TRAVELING PEOPLE 0.7742 - FOR THE VICTORY AT AGINCOURT. 0.7742 - FAIR ROSAMUND CLIFFORD 0.7742 - THE ELFIN KNIGHT 0.7742 - DIFFERENT THEREFORE EQUAL 0.7742 - DADDY WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE STRIKE 0.7742 - CHYLDE OWLET 0.7742 - CHILD WATERS 0.7742 - CANNILY, CANNILY 0.7742 - CAM YE O'ER FRAE FRANCE 0.7742 - BROWNED OFF 0.7742 - BROOM O' THE COWDENKNOWES (BALLAD VERSION) 0.7742 - BLESS 'EM ALL (British Army WWII) 0.7742 - BLACK AND WHITE 0.7742 - BEGGING SONG 0.7742 - BAWBEE ALLAN 0.7742 - BANKS OF THE NILE 0.7742 - AS I CAME IN BY FISHERROW 0.7742 - A-BEGGIN' I WILL GO


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Subject: RE: The DT MacColl song listing from Geoff Lawes
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Jan 22 - 02:10 PM

A GREAT MANY of the songs Geoff Lawes attributes to Ewan MacColl were older songs that MacColl recorded(and/or published in a songbook) and didn't compose: Farewell to Tarwathie, The Sweet Kumadie, Mary Hamilton, Our Goodman, Lambkin, Will Ye Go to Sheriffmuir, An Old Man Came Over the Lea, Cruising Round Yarmouth, Wee German Lairdie, Wae's Me for Prince Chairlie, Trooper and the Maid, The Trooper Cut Down in his Prime, The Newcombe Gauger, The Gairdner Child, The Earl of Errol ... the list goes on

The Folksingers' Ball is a modern parody which mentions MacColl and a great many other singers, but which MacColl neither recorded nor wrote.

Springhill Mine Disaster is by Peggy Seeger, MacColl's wife who both composed songs are her own and together with Ewan.

Many other songs on the list were MacColl compositions, including Freeborn Man of the Travelling People, Joy of Living, Go Down You Murderers (The Ballad of Tim Evans), Sweet Thames Flow Softly .


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Jan 22 - 04:31 PM

I think with Ewan MacColl there is a clear delineation between songs he wrote or co-wrote, and other songs that he recorded (mainly traditional songs, but MacColl recorded an album of Robbie Burns' songs as well). The one place there is sometimes confusion is whether a song was composed by Peggy Seeger or Ewan MacColl, as they were close collaborators.

In the case of Burns, he adapted folksongs as well as writing original poetry. So sometimes you will find a Burns version and other versions of a song such as Aye Waukin' O or The Curragh of Kildare.

I was thinking of what we would sing to commemorate Pete Seeger (birthday 3 May). He wrote songs but was more important as a performer and leader. There are also songs which Pete had a part in adapting and arranging, such as We Shall Overcome and Wimoweh.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Jan 22 - 06:15 PM

Felipa, the songs which I copied and pasted just above are the songs which are listed for the DT when " Ewan MacColl" is entered in the search window at the top of the discussion forum. Yes, some of the songs in the list were clearly not written by him.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Jan 22 - 09:07 PM

Pete Seeger and Percy French were both born in May and both died in JANUARY. I have added them to the Any May Songs thread. This month I heard someone dedicate a Percy French song to the author on the anniversary of his death, but on consideration, birthdays are usually the suitable time for commemorating deceased singers and songwriters, though of course we sing some of their songs all year round.


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Subject: The Road to Derry - Seamus Heaney re Bloody Sunday
From: Felipa
Date: 28 Jan 22 - 12:55 PM

Another song to commemorate Bloody Sunday Derry, N Ireland 30 Jan 1972 is Séamus Heaney's THE ROAD TO DERRY. The lyrics have been posted on a Heaney Poem thread on Mudcat https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=152057. I've found recordings of the poem recited, but not of it sung. Some people do sing it as a song.


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Subject: songs re Derry 30 Jan. 1972 Bloody Sunday
From: Felipa
Date: 28 Jan 22 - 06:22 PM

I'm looking for more Bloody Sunday lyrics

MINDS LOCKED SHUT by Christy Moore
lyrics
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=60616#1060068
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjHlAkdquUE

Cruachan - "Celtic metal" rock band, first song in album "Folk-Lore" is   "Bloody Sunday" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZWDGN5qX2k

Seanchai and the Unity Squad
https://flowlez.com/en/songs(

SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY (RAP)

Right from the start this here's a rebel song
It's from the heart I wanna tell you 'bout a wrong
Committed by Britain back in the day
Fourteen murdered, they refused to be slaves
To the crown

In Derry Town
They wouldn't bow down
So they were shot down

A peaceful protest the turnout was large
So the soldiers decided to show who was in charge
Vexed so they flexed, did what papas can do best
When the smoke had cleared fourteen were laid to rest
No riots, no lootin' to start off the shootin'
People emulated King not Seale or Newton
Things forever changed after that afternoon
Brothers started doin' what they had to do
On Bloody Sunday

Sunday Bloody Sunday - still haunted by the cries
Sunday Bloody Sunday - twenty five years of lies

How long must we sing this song
Till the government finally admits that they were wrong

And finally show some decency
Reparation to each family
Treat our people with some dignity
You know their shit really gets to me
The way they try to deny my history
Twenty five years on our people gettin' strong
Thought may hit the Brits it's time to move on
Order the border to be cast out to sea
'Cause that is where it was meant to be
And that would be an appropriate way
To honour those who were slain
On Bloody Sunday

There are several songs and poems entitled "Bloody Sunday" - some about the 1972 tragedy, some about other massacres. And the title SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY has been used more than once. U2, Songwriters: Adam Clayton / Larry Mullen / Dave Evans / Paul Hewson : I can't believe the news today
Oh, I can't close my eyes and make it go away
How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long? How long?

https://genius.com/2736306
John Lennon:
Well it was Sunday Bloody Sunday
When they shot the people there.
The cries of thirteen martyrs
Filled the Derry air
Is there any one amongst you
Dare to blame it on the kids?
Not a soldier boy was bleeding
When they nailed the coffin lids!

And the one I already posted, by Chris Byrne of Seanchaí
You can also find a French translation of that one at https://www.antiwarsongs.org/canzone.php?lang=en&id=4572|

Joe Mulheron has a song about BLOODY SUNDAY "... The Widgery mockery, there is not doubt.. ...on Englands's proud history a crime added yet/How can we forgive them? How can we forget?" https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=7947

Máiread Ní Mhaonaigh & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill DOMHNACH NA FOLA
on the T with the Maggies album
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLJyeDnGoWI

"Domhnach na Fola" is Irish Gaelic for Bloody Sunday, or "the Sunday of blood". But no, I don't have the lyrics. That song was a response to the Saville Report which accepted UK military responsibility for the 1972 killings. Most of the "Domhnach na Fola" videos coming up on youtube are about another bloody Sunday, during the Irish war of independence, when 14 people were killed in Croke Park sportsground in Nov. 1920.

Link to post above about  SUNDAY,BLOODY SUNDAY


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 30 Jan 22 - 10:04 AM

30 January 1947 – 15 January 2023. English poet,Les Barker, was born and died .
SONGS AND POEMS BY LES BARKER
Les Barker from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Barker
Index of Les Barker's Songs and Poems, from Mainly Norfolk     https://www.mainlynorfolk.info/mrs.ackroyd/songs/
Songs and Poems by Les Barker, on YouTube     https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k3cKmJ1xCfYf-hPkYB1V75Ho3Rc1-EWzQ
MUDCAT: ADD: Satirical recitations by Les Barker    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=77522


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,Larry Poole
Date: 01 Feb 22 - 04:27 PM

Here's a new one,

Battle of January Sicketh
(Tune: 8th of January
Dialect: Missedusurpy)

In 2021 we tried our Coup d’etat
A Steel the Vote march on the Capital
Teutonic horns, machetes and camo flack jacks
Snorting meth and coke, we put our Glocks in our packs.

        They fired their tear gas but our riot kept righton a coming
        Our boys let us through the barricades and Freedom Heros owned the day
        We killed some cops, then they walked us out like tourists
        Confederate flags a-waving we made our rebel getaway.

Ole BoneSpurs said we could take them by surprise
Sick us Proud Patriots on the Gov’ment, we’ll see who’s telling lies
March up to that Libertarred Congress, kill Pelosi and Pence
TeaRump’s in the White House laughing at yuh Dems.

        We couldn’t find AntiFa, so we killed with fire extinguishers
        We chased Pense to his bunker with our crow bars and tasers
        We ran real fast and the Guard was standing down
        We Tea Partied the Capital with an insurrection.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Feb 22 - 09:29 AM

Up Helly Aa is the largest fire festival in Europe, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January every year. Torch-light procession through the streets of Lerwick, followed by the burning of a full-size replica Viking longship.

THE UP HELLY AAH SONG
The Up Helly As song, sung by Guizers and accompanied by the Lerwick Brass Band.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRV9fl-xj10

THE NORSEMAN'S HOME
Song and lyrics of the "The Norseman's Home", as performed by the Lerwick Brass Band.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8eM0_iBEVs

THE GALLEY SONG
The Galley Song · Lerwick Brass Band And Squad    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW6TfQu9JWc

Lyrics to 3 Up Helly Aa songs https://www.up-helly-aa.org.uk/songs.htm


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,Diolch
Date: 07 Feb 22 - 07:31 AM

On 1 January 1892 the first Ellis Island Immigration Station officially opened, with three ships waiting to disembark their passengers. 700 immigrants to the U.S.A. passed through that day.

ISLE OF HOPE, ISLE OF TEARS (lyrics by Brendan Graham)

"On the first day on January, eighteen ninety-two,
They opened Ellis Island and they let the people through"

Lyrics:
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=55121#855296

Sean Keane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoaJwOkFD7A


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 28 Apr 22 - 12:29 AM

DEM NAYNTN YANUAR     [Ninth of January]
Dem Nayntn Yanuar [Ninth of January],” a Jewish folk song that references the Bloody Sunday March of 1905, was originally collected by ethnomusicologist Moshe Beregovsky. Eléonore Weill, vocalist and flutist for new-traditional klezmer band Tsibele, composed and arranged a new melody for the band. “Dem Nayntn Yanuar” is on Tsibele’s album It’s Dark Outside – Indroysn iz Finster.

Translation:

“On the ninth of January we wept and wailed
As they took our brothers from the stock exchange to the jail
Soon as we got there, we all took a vow:

“Brothers and sisters, don’t be afraid of any jails
Come out of the jails to awaken the people,
Come out of the jails with bombs and dynamite.
Destroy the tyrants who are sucking our blood.

“They suck our blood like it’s the best wine
The czar and the government should go to hell–
And they will.

“When someone yelled: Jews, Muslims, and Christians,
We responded with: Down with Capitalism!
Then we, the workers, will raise our heads.
The world will be renewed,
when we, the workers, are free.”

Tsibele is a new-traditional klezmer band based in Brooklyn, NY. Tsibele emphasizes Klezmer’s relationship to regional musical genres and dialects by drawing from the Jewish music of Romania and Moldova, 19th century secular Yiddish folk songs from Eastern Europe, and contemporary folk and improvised music. The band includes Zoë Aqua (violin), Eva Boodman (trumpet), Zoe Guigueno (bass), Hannah Temple (accordion) and Eléonore Weill (wooden flutes and vocals).

Tsibele: Dem Nayntn Yanuar/ Ninth of January on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBnHSxwzTI0


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Aug 22 - 12:17 PM

DEPORTEE  ( Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
28 January , 1948    crash of a plane near Los Gatos Canyon, west of Coalinga in Fresno County, California, United States, resulting in the deaths of 32 people, 4 Americans and 28 migrant farm workers who were being deported from California back to Mexico.

Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deportee_(Plane_Wreck_at_Los_Gatos)
Many recordings of Deportee on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Deportee+%28Plane+Crash+At+Los+Gatos%29-+Woody+Guthrie


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Jan 23 - 04:33 AM

250 years of AMAZING GRACE. The hymn was written for a New Year service in 1773.

01 January 2023 BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship BBC Sounds Available for 29 days. Featuring a broad variety of arrangements of the famous hymn and reflections from those who’ve performed or adapted it, including Bob Chilcott, Karen Gibson, John Rutter and Will Todd.

08 January 2023 13:15 BBC1 S0ngs of Praise On 1 January 1773, John Newton’s now famous words were first performed in the parish church where he was curate. 250 years on, Claire visits that same church to discover the remarkable story behind the hymn, the extraordinary life of its composer and the reasons for the composition’s enduring power. In Olney, Claire meets local experts who reflect on the life of John Newton, from his early years of debauchery as a sailor and then as a slave trader to his later life as a dedicated clergy man, hymn writer and abolitionist. Claire hears how a moment of epiphany at sea sparked a deep Christian that faith helped him to realise the full horror of his actions and compelled him to spend the rest of his life serving others and striving to abolish the evil of slavery.

Recordings of “Amazing Grace" on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Amazing+Grace+song
"Amazing Grace"– Interesting variant sung by Horton Barker     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5oZ_yolFlw
John Newton from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Newton


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Jan 23 - 04:37 AM

           NEW YEAR SONGS   from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:New_Year_songs
A
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS NEW YEAR’S DAY    by Hurts    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cgNTsAro2g
EL ANNO VIEJO     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=El+A%C3%B1o+Viejo
AULD LANG SYNE       https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=auld+lang+syne+song

C
CAROL OF THE BELLS     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Carol+of+the+Bells+song
D
DECK THE HALLS    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=deck+the+halls+song+
H
HAPPY BIRTHDAY   (Loretta Lynn song)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHnwqLtYHEI
HAPPY NEW YEAR     song by ABBA     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uo0JAUWijM
HERE WE COME A-WASSAILING     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=here+we+come+a-wassailing+song
I
IT’S JUST ANOTHER NEW YEAR’S EVE    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=It%27s+Just+Another+New+Year%27s+Eve
L

LEVY – DEW MILLENIUM    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Levy-Dew+song
M
Millennium 2
N
A New Year
New Year (song)
NEW YEAR’S DAY     (Taylor Swift song)     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=New+Year%27s+Day+(Taylor+Swift+song)+
NUN LASST UNS GEHN UNDTRETEN     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Nun+lasst+uns+gehn+und+treten BR> P

P
THE PERFECT YEAR     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Perfect+Year+song
S

S
SHCHEDRYK    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Shchedryk+(song)

W
WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE ?    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=What+Are+You+Doing+New+Year%27s+Eve%3Fsong
WILL 2K    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnN4lSLAf6E


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Jan 23 - 07:39 PM

HEN WLAD FY NHADAU   /  LAND OF MY FATHERS


January 1856 The words of "Land of My Fathers" ( Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau ), the unofficial national anthem of Wales, were written by Evan James and the tune composed by his son, James James, both residents of Pontypridd, Glamorgan, in Wales

Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen_Wlad_Fy_Nhadau
Many recordings of “Land of my Fathers” on YouTube     https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=land+of+my+fathers+youtube&qpvt=land+of+my+fathers+youtube&FORM=VDRE


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Jan 23 - 06:09 AM

The midwinter majesty of THE MARI LWYD


Mari is taken around a village traditionally, often between Christmas Day and Twelfth Night, She is dressed with festive lights and decorations, and is usually accompanied by an ostler. When the group gets to a house, they sing Welsh language songs or wassails, or more traditionally indulge in a ritual called pwnco: an exchange of rude rhymes with the person who lives there.

https://www.wales.com/about/culture/mari-lwyd
Mari Lwyd


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Jan 23 - 06:22 AM

Link to posting MUDCAT: Any December Songs THE MARI LWYD SONG     translate.dyn?url=https://mudcat.org/detail.cfm?messages__Message_ID=4129902


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: open mike
Date: 02 Jan 23 - 02:36 PM

OF COURSE THE FIDDLE TUNE THE EIGHTH OF JANUARY ABOUT THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS.... AND THE SONG THAT WAS PENNED BY HISTORY TEACHER "JIMMY DRIFTWOOD" TO HELP HIS STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE BATTLE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiNWx_IZUj8

Link To Mudcat Posting above by GerryM :BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS (THE)


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Jan 23 - 10:51 PM

3rd January 1870   Work on the Brooklyn Bridge began.

BROOKLYN BRIDGE by Anaïs Mitchell from the album: Anaïs Mitchell, 2022
The song is about a young woman who is leaving her home in Brooklyn to go to the city. She is sad to leave her home and her friends, but she is excited to see the sights and sounds of the city.

THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE by Barry Manilow from the album: This Is My Town: Songs of New York Year, 2017
The song is a love letter to New York City, and specifically to the Brooklyn Bridge. Manilow reflects on how the city has changed over the years, but the bridge remains a constant.

Brooklyn Bridge - Anaïs Mitchell    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmYT86WgHXw
The Brooklyn Bridge - Barry Manilow     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO-IKz7kLRk
Other Brooklyn Bridge songs on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+brooklyn+bridge+song


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Jan 23 - 06:04 PM

SONGS SUNG BY AL BOWLLY
7 January 1898 Birth of Al Bowlly, Mozambican-born South African–British vocalist and jazz guitarist, who was popular during the 1930s
Al Bowlly From Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Bowlly


"If I Had You" 1928     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tck6ioQURM
"Time on My Hands" 1931    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX3TbO0eAEI
"Heartaches" 1931     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S652aa_kXjY
"Goodnight, Sweetheart" 1931    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOgWmzLHRXc
"Guilty" 1931     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfSZARFUvnM
"Lullaby of the Leaves" 1932     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgsfWSx9Apw
"Looking on the Bright Side of Life" 1932     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmqPOwQVbCM
"Love Is The Sweetest Thing" 1932     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c97deCeVtvw7kqQdLZRQb8
"My Woman" 1932     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi7NdeGxRt0
"What More Can I Ask?" 1932     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flk4O_eOZlw
"Hustlin' and Bustlin' for Baby" 1933    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kosEG2rxf4
"Isn't It Heavenly" 1933    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4gr1Vbm0VA
"Close Your Eyes"1933     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qzjmaAzQV8
"True" 1934     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kbW4SJmM7g
"Midnight, the Stars and You"1934     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WlBRWT-feQ
"The Very Thought of You"1934 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bw5h-WPYBQ
"Isle of Capri" 1934     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOVbB_rEar8
"Blue Moon" 1935    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcidhDV4eV4
"Dinner for One Please, James" 1935     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiBxf5wdOT4
"It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow" 1940    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkBVCdP7vAI


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Jan 23 - 09:46 AM

28 January 1953. Derek Bentley was hanged at Wandsworth Prison, London

THE BALLAD OF DEREK BENTLEY
Derek Bentley case from Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Bentley_case
Derek Bentley · Ewan MacColl     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCa2Q94wqjc


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 09 Jan 23 - 08:39 PM

9 January 1923 Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters were executed for the murder of Edith's husband. Edith appears to have been innocent of the killing, and her lover claimed he had been attacked first and acted in self-defence.

A ROSE FOR EDITH THOMPSON'S GRAVE by Landis McKellar

https://open.spotify.com/track/0WpRbiI8XBCqL0rQUZsMgX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLA9SmrHw9k

background information
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-63561245


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 09 Jan 23 - 09:05 PM

a song for "Plough Monday" in January, when ploughmen would go round the houses collecting tips

COME SEE THE BOYS GO ROUND byPaul Davenport

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=172015


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 10 Jan 23 - 10:45 AM

Thank you Felipa here are some more PLOUGH MONDAY SONGS

Pete Coe: Penny For The Ploughboys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHQ0km0JVbk
MUDCAT : Lyr Req: A Penny for the Ploughboys (Colin Cater)     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=43409#top
Cheshire Plough Monday Song     https://www.facebook.com/Frodshamfolkclub/videos/cheshire-plough-monday-song/504961160139921/
Plough Monday Song    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0m5twlZ4sI
Plough Monday from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plough_Monday
Alfred Williams on 'Plough Monday' read byMartin Graebe     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAKWUNw_Tgg
British Folk Customs: From Plough Monday to Hocktide from EFDSS    https://www.efdss.org/learning/resources/beginners-guides/48-british-folk-customs-from-plough-monday-to-hocktide

Link to another PLOUGH MONDAY SONG posted above
Link to POST PLOUGH MONDAY SONG posted above


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Jan 23 - 06:14 PM

January 28, 1986     The Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members aboard.

JANUARY 28, 1986

"January 28, 1986”  sung by Owl City   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djHvGHiBqFI
Lyrics and Information from Songfacts    https://www.songfacts.com/lyrics/owl-city/january-28-1986
Space Shuttle Challenger disaster from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Challenger_disaster


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 15 Jan 23 - 06:23 PM

SONGS ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING
Martin Luther King Jr was born 15 January 1929
In the USA Martin Luther King Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January
Here is a Mudcat thread with lots of lyrics of songs about MLK
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=98076 Thread title: Songs about Dr Martin Luther King.

of course, other civil rights songs such as We Shall Overcome would also be appropriate for the occasion.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Jan 23 - 04:18 AM

DARKEST HOUR  - Arlo Guthrie     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZKD8aQy71A

It's the tenth of January and I still ain't had no sleep.
She comes waltzing in the night time made of wings;
She is dressed up like a bandit with a hundred sparkling rings,
Looking for my company to keep.


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 Jan 23 - 04:40 PM

'TIS A STORY THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER    (ROBERT FALCON SCOTT MEMORIAL SONG)
On this day in 1912, British explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole – only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had arrived a month earlier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oW0UP5z8Xg
Memorial song 1913


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Jan 23 - 07:26 PM

Link to ELEPHANT ISLAND another song about the Shackleton Expedition posted in MUDCAT thread Any April Songs?
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=169449#elephantisland:~:text=Subject%3A%20RE%3A%20Any%20April%20Songs%3F%0AFrom%3A%20Geof


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 18 Jan 23 - 07:00 PM

LLOYD GEORGE

In the UK the Old Age Pensions Act was passed in August 1908 and the first payments were made on 1 January 1909.
David Lloyd George, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in the government led by Herbert Asquith, made a speech warning that if the Liberal Party did not pass radical legislation, the working-class would vote for the Labour Party at the next election.    
https://spartacus-educational.com/Lold.htm

Old-Age Pensions Act 1908 from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old-Age_Pensions_Act_1908

Old Age Pensions Act 1908 from Schoolshistory.org.uk   
https://schoolshistory.org.uk/topics/british-history/modern-britain/liberal-reforms/old-age-pensions-act-1908/

"LLOYD GEORGE" , recording by Richard Wastling on The Yorkshire Garland Site     http://www.yorkshirefolksong.net/song.cfm?songID=11

Lyrics
1.
Well Ah'd walk from 'ere to Skipton,
Ten mile o' clarty lane, (clarty=muddy)
If Ah could see 'im face to face
Ah'd thank 'im for 'is pain.

Chorus
Cos 'E took me out o' t' work'ouse
An' 'e gives me life that's free,
Five shillin' a week for cheatin' death,
That's what Lloyd George gives me.

2.
Well 'e gives me leet an' firin' (=lighting and heating costs)
An' flour to bake me bread
An' tea to mash me every meal
An' sup until Ah'm dead,
An' Ah've nowt to do but thank 'im
An' mek a cross wi' t' pen,
Five shillin' a week for nowt but that,
Aye, 'e's the best of men.

3.
Well Ah don't know much about politics,
But Ah do love that lord,
For 'e spends 'is money like a king When other folks is lowered,
An' Ah know lots of owd fellers
Who are past their seventieth year,
Lloyd George 'e addles brass for them
To buy a sup o' beer.

4.
Well if my owd man were 'ere today
'E'd say that Ah spock true,
Though 'e never liked them Liberal lot An' 'e allus voted blue.
But parson's wife she telt me
That soon we're goin' to t' poll; Well Ah 'ope she's reet, Ah'll vote for 'im
With all me 'eart an' soul.

5.
Well Ah don't know where 'e comes from
'Appen it's down Leeds way,
But every neet an' mornin'
For 'is long life Ah'll pray.
'Cos 'e took me etc…

” Lord George”: The originating poem by F W Moorman from all poetry.com     https://allpoetry.com/Lord-George


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 20 Jan 23 - 04:48 PM

January 22, 1973 - Abortion became legal in the U.S. as the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of Roe vs Wade

SONGS ABOUT ABORTION
"Judge's Chair" by Peggy Seeger    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhfdQMJX4Pc
The Secret" - Vin Garbutt     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYKtIy-1Xs4
"The Senator" by Si Kahn     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfwaScul2Pg
"That Hospital" - Loudon Wainwright III     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj6e4QgUfZs
"Woman Child" - Harry Chapin    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPw4I8g5_20
Roe V World – War On Women    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN3H0DBGhRQ
Rosie Jane – Malvina Reynolds     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ofnW2PtQw4&t=20s
Sally’s Pigeons – Cyndi Lauper     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxwDnypJw3Y
Baby’s Gone – Heavens To Betsy     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQF2xr3mcLM
Fallopian Rhapsody – Lunachicks     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqLpAmBMW8c
White Crosses – Against Me!     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-yjGNJLAg8
Play God - Ani DiFranco     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQfcLIwLnV8
"Back Alley Surgery" by Malvina Reynolds     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPw4I8g5_20
"Mama Mama" by Judy Collins     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-8jw35536Q
   
Songs about abortion from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_about_abortion


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Jan 23 - 07:07 AM

January 8th 1935 Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.

SONGS FROM ELVIS PRESLEY

Elvis Presley Top Songs on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=elvis+presley+top+songs+


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 24 Jan 23 - 01:00 AM

On this day in 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter’s sawmill in California to spark the great gold rush.

Days of 49

Jeff Warner sang Days of '49 in 2018 on his WildGoose CD Roam the Country Through. He noted: John Galusha gave this to the Warners in 1941. A nostalgic look back at the California gold rush camps, it first appears in print in San Francisco in 1872, a minstrel song (without chorus) written by Charles Bensell (aka Charley Rhoades), d. 1877, with a tune different from Galusha's. The Galusha-Warner version appeared in John and Alan Lomax's Folk Song USA in 1947 and has become the standard melody for the song."


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 24 Jan 23 - 06:06 PM

January 24, 1848 The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began
California Gold Rush from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush

SONGS ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH

Many recordings of
MURSHEEN DURKIN on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Muirsheen+Durkin+song
Mursheen Durkin from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mursheen_Durkin
Many recordings of THE BANKS OF THE SACRAMENTO     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Banks+of+the+Sacramento++song
Lyrics for “The Banks of the Sacramento” from The Traditional Music Library     https://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/sea-shanty/Banks_of_the_Sacramento.htm
BOUND FOR CALIFORNIA - Dick & Carol Holdstock     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t29t0qTtdiQ
OH CALIFORNIA     - C W Bayer     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_75yrffVWHA
Oh! California -Andrea Zonn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG06wqYPyEc
JOE BOWERS     Old Joe Bowers - Bobby Horton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSKx9iVcaJ4
OH MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
Oh My Darling, Clementine from Wikipedia,   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh_My_Darling,_Clementine#:~:text=The%20lyrics%20were%20written%20by,during%20the%20California%2
Many recordings of “Oh My Darling, Clementine “ on Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Oh+My+Darlin%27+Clementine
SWEET BETSY FROM PIKE   Many recordings of “ Sweet Betsy from Pike “ from YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sweet+Betsy+from+Pike+song
THE DAYS OF ‘49 Various recordings of “The Days of '49 “ on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Days+of+49
THE ARRIVAL OF THE GREENHORN Two recordings of ”The Arrival of the Greenhorn” on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=THE+ARRIVAL+OF+THE+GREENHORN
SEEING THE ELEPHANT     - cwbayer   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaN2x_Y3TeA

American Music of the California Gold Rush by CW Bayer from Ballad of America(a brief overview of gold rush songs with some recorded examples)    https://balladofamerica.org/gold-rush/


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 24 Jan 23 - 07:47 PM

HOLOCAUST SONGS
27 January 1945 Liberation of Auschwitz death camp
The 27th of January is now an International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust (called Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK and in Ireland) (there is another commemoration, Yom Shoah, held in May)

several lyrics are given in the Mudcat discussion
Holocaust/shoah songs.In memory

see also Songs about Genocides and Massacres. It doesn't presently feature any songs about Bosnia or Rwanda, however; the wars in those countries are often remembered and discussed on Holocaust Memorial Day.

MUDCAT Lyr Req: Rom Song about Holocaust     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=29880&messages=9
Songs about the Holocaust from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Songs_about_the_Holocaust
Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II, from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Songs_about_the_Holocaust


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Jan 23 - 06:55 AM

RUBINSTEIN REMEMBERS- Ewen Carruthers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptHkpY2Ei8s


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Jan 23 - 08:13 AM

lyrics of Rubinstein Remembers are on Mudcat https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=41587


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Jan 23 - 07:56 PM

ST. AGNES EVE SONGS


January 20th The Eve of St Agnes, traditionally the night when girls and unmarried women wishing to dream of their future husbands would perform certain rituals before going to bed.


St Agnes' Eve -Mary Bevan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I3tkDIAYaE
St. Agnes Eve by Month Of Sundays    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3jAhrj1Rzw
St Agnes Eve customs from Tradfolk    https://tradfolk.co/customs/customs-customs/st-agnes-eve/


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Jan 23 - 07:28 PM

SONGS ABOUT DONALD CAMPBELL
4 January 1967 British speed record breaker,Doald Cambell, died on Coniston Water, Lancashire, England while attempting a water speed record..
Donald Campbell from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Campbell
Bluebird - Sophia Dady    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN3I0lc1zOc
Man And Machine by Saxon from Songfacts    https://www.songfacts.com/facts/saxon/man-and-machine
” Man and Machine” - Saxon     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnxjPgp-C3Q
”Out of This World” - Marillion    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3ftZfB-VNQ


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 29 Jan 23 - 02:02 PM

Are there any songs about, or which mention, this ferry disaster?


MV Princess Victoria (1946)
During a severe European windstorm on 31 January 1953, she sank in the North Channel with the loss of 135 lives. This was then the deadliest maritime disaster in United Kingdom waters since World War II.


https://www.niferry.co.uk/remembering-princess-victoria-disaster-65-years/ (2018)

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/real-life/princess-victoria-sinking-1533841

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/princess-victoria-the-disaster-that-sank-from-memory/29011116.html


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Jan 23 - 04:29 PM

Queen Victoria ferry disaster 31 Jan 1953
Here is one Felipa,
PRINCESS VICTORIA   by Gareth Davies-Jones    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfsvHmOo_84


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 31 Jan 23 - 06:15 AM

31st January 1953 A tidal surge came down the north sea and flooded low lying Canvey Island in the Thames estuary . Fifty eight people lost their lives and the island had to be evacuated.

CANVEY ISLAND
Canvey Island - British Sea Power    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAPipGc1Vk4

Killed a wild swan
It was a kind of omen
Of everything to come
I can't believe it's happening
And that it's happening now
I can't believe it's happening
It's coming true somehow

Chorus On Canvey Island, 1953
Many lives were lost
With the records of a football team
I can't believe it's happening
And that it's happening now
I can't believe it's happening
It's coming true somehow

Don't you think it's strange, you know
The way it all works out
Brace yourself for storms and Summer droughts, so

Sometimes it's hard to tell
If it's going well
You know the odds against it
Were so phenomenal
I can't believe it's happening
And that it's happening now
I can't believe it's happening
It's coming true somehow

Chorus

Don't you think it's strange, you know
The way it all works out
Brace yourself for storms and Summer droughts

Don't you think it's strange, you know
The way it all works out
You start with everything then end without

Oh!
Oh, oh!
Oh

Oh it's happening now
Oh it's happening now
Oh


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Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 31 Jan 23 - 05:54 PM

William Thompson wrote some poems about the sinking of the Princess Victoria ferry between Scotland and Northern Ireland, 31 Jan 1953
William was an ardent supporter of the lifeboat service RNLI

https://williamthompsonpoems.blogspot.com/2008/02/nancy-bryson-heroine-of-princess.html

HEROINE OF THE PRINCESS VICTORIA    William Thompson

It was a day of tragedy near Ulster’s lovely shore,
When many hoped to see the land, saw it again no more,
For precious lives were lost upon that tragic day -
Upon a wild and stormy sea where death alone held sway.

The “Princess Victoria” left Stranraer for dear old Ireland,
Her Captain was James Ferguson, who then was in command.
On leaving fair Lough Ryan to cross the sea to Larne
This noble vessel from the seas soon came to grief and harm.

The tempest raged on fiercely, there were snow blizzards, too,
The vessel soon heeled over and she was hid from view;
Her radio operator sent his message far and near,
While those on board the doomed ship were all distraught with fear.

There was a lady missionary on board the ship that day
Intent on visiting Erin to enjoy a pleasant stay;
Ere she returned to Africa’s land, where for twenty years or more
She laboured for the Lord, ere she saw her native shore.

Her name was Nancy Bryson, and she lost her life that day,
Her body was recovered from the waters of the bay –
Identified, and laid to rest, her labours at an end,
A ministering angel on that ship, the little children’s friend.

The last few hours of her life were gladly given o’er
In bringing consolation to hearts now sad and sore;
She spoke of Jesus and His love, and all His power to save,
She told the tale of heaven and home, and life beyond the grave.

As Nancy Bryson spoke those words to many a troubled heart
Who soon would bid each one farewell, as death must soon them part,
She saw the power of Jesus’ name, to calm and bring relief
To troubled hearts in sorrow, and in the hour of grief.

As Nancy Bryson told the tale of Jesus’ wondrous love
We know that many passed that day into the home above.
Where there is no more sorrow, no parting, and no sea,
Upon whose shore no storm will beat through all Eternity.

Tho’ Nancy Bryson has passed on, ‘tis true she speaketh still,
Her fame has gone through all the world, and surely ever will.
God had her there on purpose, upon that ship that day,
To point the soul to Jesus, the true and living way.

The husband and the children, though parted from her here,
Now miss her tender presence, her words of hope and cheer;
But in God’s happy heaven, where partings all are o’er
The death divided shall clasp hands, where death divides no more.

Dear Nancy Bryson feared not death upon the ocean wave,
Her trust was in the Saviour, who triumphed o’er the grave;
Her mind was kept in perfect peace, until her work was done –
The “Princess Victoria” heroine, if ever there was one.

The lifeboatmen were all intent and eager for to save,
Yet in spite of all their efforts many found a watery grave:
From Cloughey and Portpatrick, and the village of the ‘Dee,
These Coxswains braved the terrors of that wild, tempestuous sea.

My simple tale has now been told of Nancy Bryson’s fame,
So that your trust, dear reader, may be in Jesus’ name;
And when our day is ended, and life’s short voyage o’er,
We’ll anchor in that haven where tempests howl no more.

Her name was missing from the list of those saved from the sea,
But in the Book of Life ‘tis found, “Saved for Eternity”.
This noble woman was the Lord’s, in life, as well as death,
And sought to comfort all on board until her latest breath.

This tragedy of the sea has led to a Newtownards Flag Day,
So support the Institution and support it generously.
We have two Lifeboat Stations, one in Cloughey and the ‘Dee –
They give their service freely, these heroes of the sea.

------
a poem published in 1953 doesn't appear to me to be singable. Description on Abebooks page
The poet Roy McFadden, 1921-1999, has been somewhat overlooked among northern Irish poets. This elegy, on the sinking of the ferry the Princess Victoria, was written after the publication of his first three anthologies, and is rare.

"There are so many ways of falling out of life:-The leaping tiger of disease, the stalking over; The innocent step and stumble; the shout and hurtle of wheels; The gross and subtle armouries of war. And always in parenthesis, the white And hardening sleep of the sleeper slipping unto death"

on 29 Jan 2023 Geoff Lawes posted a link to PRINCESS VICTORIA written, composed and sung by Gareth Davies-Jones   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfsvHmOo_84


Link to Felipa’s post above with information about MV Princess Victoria (1946)  ferry disaster


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