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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 18 Jan 22 - 03:52 AM

SHACKLETON

February 15,1874 explorer Ernest Shackleton's birthday.

Wikipedia: Ernest Shackleton    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Shackleton

"SHACKLETON"- Tingley Turner    https://www.reverbnation.com/tingleyturner
MUDCAT: Shackleton Antarctic Expedition: Songs?/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=53113
Early Recording of "The Ballad of Tom Crean"    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7Gs2pjpJvs


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Jan 22 - 05:14 AM

MUDCAT:Lyr Add: Reformer of England, Tom Paine    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=102061


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Jan 22 - 05:07 AM

HERE'S TO TOM PAINE
Many recordings of Here's to Tom Paine   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22Here%27s+to+Tom+Paine%22+


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Jan 22 - 05:03 AM

TOM PAINE'S BONES

February 9, 1737 Tom Paine, English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist was born

Wikipedia:Thomas Paine   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Paine

In 1995, the English folk singer Graham Moore released a song called Tom Paine's Bones on an album of the same name. The song has since been covered by a number of other artists, including Dick Gaughan, Grace Petrie and Trials of Cato.

Various recordings of Tom Paine's Bones on on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Tom+Paine%27s+Bones+on+on+YouTube+
Mainly Norfolk, Lyrics & Info for Tom Paine's Bones     https://mainlynorfolk.info/roy.bailey/songs/tompainesbones.html


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Jan 22 - 06:50 PM

BATTLE HYMN OF THE NEW SOCIALIST PARTY

Battle Hymn of the New Socialist Party · Leon Rosselson   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWh68F2VME4


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Jan 22 - 06:32 PM

THE RED FLAG

On 15 February, 1906 British Members of Parliament elected under the auspices of the Labour Representation Committee decided to take the name The Labour Party. The Labour Party adopted the Red Flag as its official anthem.

Wikipedia: The Red Flag    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Flag
Many recordings of " the Red Flag " on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=THE+RED+FLAG


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Jan 22 - 08:51 AM

Some Groundhog Day related songs given here   Groundhog Day (musical) -From Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day_(musical)


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 07:43 PM

There is a Mudcat thread for Songs for Groundhog Day but all it comes up with is this GROUNDOG song, which is discussed more fully at
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=16150#2223742


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs? re St Brigid
From: Felipa
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 07:37 PM

more lyrics in honour of Saint Brigid

GABHAIM MOLTA BRIGHDE https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=142413

sung by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dNRPcPpeI4

HYMN TO SAINT BRIGID     https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=46884#3355452 - The second song posted on 23 Apr 2002

MORE AT MUDCAT THREAD Lyr Req: songs about St. Brigid:
Manx INVOCATION TO ST BRIGID - Breeshey, Breeshey, tar gys my hie,...
WE SING A SONG TO BRIGID
ST. BRIGID'S FIRE

Link to earlier post on ST BRIGHID’S DAY SONGS


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 06:46 PM

Thank you Guest henryp, your fine song is already posted above entitled "On Morecambe Bay".
Link to ON MORECOMBE BAY posted above


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 05:09 PM

5 February 2004 The Morecambe Bay Cockling Disaster
Morecambe Bay by Maggie Holland   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXEolE3WMXE

I wrote the song in 2004 in the wake of the cockle-picking tragedy in Morecambe Bay. The tune I took from the Australian convict ballad ‘Moreton Bay’, initially because the resonance of the titles (I’d heard Moreton Bay sung many times in years past, mostly by Fred Wedlock). It was only when I started singing it that I realised the tune was originally from Ireland, usually called Boolavogue. Recorded by John Vick at Finiflex, Edinburgh, February 2005.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 04:18 PM

THE 24th FEBRUARY which celebrates the Battle of Cadiz which took place in December
The 24th of February · Ian Giles   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyfKcXGGp_0

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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,Diolch
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 02:31 PM

Less traditional, but including the recipe, Steve Ashley's song PANCAKE DAY from his Family Album (Revisited - or original).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZt395XoJkk


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,Diolch
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 12:47 PM

Another Shrove Tuesday song, from Wales.

https://museum.wales/collections/folksongs/?id=30
Clickable tune on website

PANCAKE SONG

Woman of the house and good family,
Please may I have a pancake ?
Mother is too poor to buy flour
And Father too lazy to work.
Please may I have a pancake ?
My mouth is dry for want of a pancake.
If there is no butter in the house
Put a large spoonful of treacle,
And if there is no treacle in the house
Give a terribly large pancake.
Terribly, terribly.

Collected 9.10.64 from Williams (postman, b. 1899), Sarn Mellteyrn, near Aberdaron, Caernarvonshire.

Probably more of these around if you search for "pancake" in traditional song archives.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Alan Day
Date: 30 Nov 21 - 09:02 AM

Here it is Geoff
Not a good recording but it demonstrates the tune which is a bit of fun.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTzlRckT08c&t=120s Al


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Nov 21 - 10:19 AM

Yes, Alan Day , Let us have a look! Any recording of your song?


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Alan Day
Date: 27 Nov 21 - 06:54 PM

I have written a tune called THE COCKLE PICKER'S DAUGHTER
and the first verse starts
It was a cold wet morning in February
When I first met a girl from the Thames Estuary.


A bit risque but I can write it out if anyone is interested.
Al


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Aug 21 - 05:44 PM


JARAMA VALLEY

The Battle of Jarama took place from 6–27 February 1937

Jarama Valley - Pete Seeger and the Almanac singers    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTDzjYNJZ0Q
Many recordings of Jarama Valley on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=JARAMA+VALLEY+
Jarama Valley (song) From Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarama_Valley_(song)


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Mar 21 - 09:02 PM


THE TRAWLER GAUL
byRichard Grainger

Eighth of February seventy four,
off the North Norwegian shore,
thirty-six Hull Fishers all,
lost their lives on trawler Gaul.”

Richard Grainger plays Trawler Gaul     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TshmIk5h-t8

MUDCAT:ADD: The Trawler Gaul (Richard Grainger)    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=152164&messages=11#4097676


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Mar 21 - 04:57 AM


SUSAN B ANTHONY SAYS VOTE!

February 15, 1820 Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) was born in Adams, Massachusetts. A pioneer in women's rights, she worked tirelessly for woman's suffrage.

Susan B Anthony Says Vote! - Cassie Silva   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzoFtSmEtPI


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Mar 21 - 06:31 PM

REMEMBER THE MAINE
February 15, 1898 - In Havana, the U.S. Battleship Maine was blown up while at anchor and quickly sank with 260 crew members lost. The incident inflamed public opinion in the U.S., resulting in a declaration of war against Spain on April 25, 1898, amid cries of "Remember the Maine!"

Remember The Maine-Lyrics    
http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/songster/60-remember-the-maine.htm

THE BATTLESHIP OF MAINE
The Battleship of Maine · The New Lost City Ramblers    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBTxVLqnadA

MY SWEETHEART WENT DOWN WITH THE MAINE
Traditional Music.co.uk LYRICS    
http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/My_Sweetheart_Went_Down_With_the_Maine.htm
’Once I had a sweetheart, noble, brave and true,
Fearless as the sunrise, gentle as the dew,
We had loved and waited, he had named the day,
We were pledged to wed each other in the month of May.'


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Mar 21 - 01:15 PM

SONGS ABOUT CHARLES LINDBERGH

February 4, 1902 - Charles Lindbergh, aviation pioneer was born in Detroit, Michigan. He made the first non-stop solo flight from New York to Paris, May 20-21, 1927.

LINBERGH EAGLE OF THE USA   by Vernon Dalhart 1927    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q54VvSVk7f4
Lindbergh (The Eagle of the U.S.A.) On Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindbergh_(The_Eagle_of_the_U.S.A.)
LUCKY LINDY - by Vernon Dalhart     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G1DO58aoqA
Lindbergh - Woody Guthrie    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw9qJhvxytg
Mister Charlie Lindbergh-Words and Music by Woody Guthrie    https://www.woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Mister_Charlie_Lindburgh.htm
LINDY COMES TO TOWN-Al Stewart     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odi-Et5XoAM


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Mar 21 - 12:36 PM

FOUR CHAPLAINS

February 3, 1943 - In the icy waters off Greenland the U.S. Army transport ship Dorchester was hit by a German torpedo and began to sink rapidly. There were not enough life jackets and four U.S. Army chaplains on board removed theirs, handed them to young soldiers, and chose to go down with the ship while praying.
Four Chaplains · Fred Neil   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaPb4vqLHg0
Ballad of the Four Chaplains · Dead Men's Hollow-Angels' Share     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPjg0_THkxE
Four Chaplains on the Sea of Glory-Wintley Phipps     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7Kd0VwcFz0


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Mar 21 - 12:54 PM

5 February 2004 The Morecambe Bay Cockling Disaster

ON MORECOMBE BAY

Wikipedia info   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Morecambe_Bay_cockling_disaster
Christy Moore - On Morecambe Bay    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rR7wPofjbE
Kevin Littlewood - On Morecambe Bay    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSpLu6LPu4I
MUDCAT:Origins: On Morecambe Bay (Kevin Littlewood)    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=101407

LINK to the post below of GUEST,henryp, the songwriter


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Joe_F
Date: 26 Feb 21 - 06:10 PM

"February March" by Lou & Peter Berryman.

The February March · Lou & Peter Berryman    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cybVTbwUbB4


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Feb 21 - 08:33 AM

Josh Groban - February Song     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A49QRw2CSx0
Xmas In February - by Lou Reed    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zTKnwwJAfU


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Feb 21 - 08:15 AM

I found this site giving historical events in February. Has anyone got songs about any of these events?    https://www.historyplace.com/specials/calendar/february.htm


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Feb 21 - 04:27 PM


BALTIMORE FIRE
The
Baltimore Fire was February 7 and 8, 1904. The song doesn't mention February, though.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Baltimore_Fire

-Joe-

Charlie Poole-Baltimore Fire    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7x5AWhT2ec
The Baltimore Fire · The New Lost City Ramblers    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXMmLokot6s


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Feb 21 - 06:28 PM



WILTSHIRE SHROVING SONG

I have found the lyrics to this song but no on-line performances yet ??   
https://www.wiltshire-opc.org.uk/Items/Wiltshire/Wiltshire%20-%20Shroving%20Song.pdf
Here is a performance of this song with extra verses     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8L27Qw1-zE
HERE WE COME A-SHROVING

And another shroving song but no performance    https://www.salisbury.anglican.org/schools/news/here-we-come-ashroving Here we come a'shroving


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Acorn4
Date: 16 Feb 21 - 05:12 AM

It was in response to a themed singaround a couple of years ago when someone came up with "Fair Maids of February" as a theme for the month.

Having nothing suitable I thought I'd better write something.

No one at the session did the Robin Dransfield song, which is rather surprising as they are a knowledgeable lot, so I assume the theme must have been chosen for the snowdrops connection.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Reinhard
Date: 15 Feb 21 - 02:18 PM

Robin Dransfield's version of "Fair Maids of February" was written by him and his brother Barry. He wrote in the sleeve notes that 'fair maids of february' is an old country expression for snowdrops.

I don't know where Acorn4's version is from and can't find anything in the world wild wilderness. With the phrases "common as muck" and "load of wusses" it doesn't sound traditional.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 21 - 10:46 AM

The Fair Maids of February mentioned by Acorn4 is not the Robin Dransfield song of that name:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBUjdrf2uFg&ab_channel=60sMentality


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Feb 21 - 04:29 AM


THE FOURTEENTH OF FEBRUARY
Billy Bragg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jpPDgL2BrI


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 12 Feb 21 - 03:38 AM

Swan Arcade sang Last Valentine's Day [Roud 6475 ; Mudcat 69929 ; trad.] in 1973 on their eponymous Trailer album Swan Arcade and in 1988 on their cassette Nothing Blue. (Mainly Norfolk)

Last Valentine's Day, bright Phoebus shone clear
We had not been a-hunting for the space of one year.
I mounted Black Clover, that horse of great fame,
For to hear the horns blow and the words "Tally-ho!"

https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/lastvalentinesday.html
http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/songs/282.html
Mudcat 69929 /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=69929#1191709


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Acorn4
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 04:10 AM

The Fair Maids of February

As you walk out on a May morning,
Many a fair maid you’ll spy,
Who’ve all been waiting for this moment,
Their hopes all flying high.

You’ll see them spread across the fields,
All of them on a mission,
But for every maid there are three brisk lads,
Eyeing up the competition.

Now you may decide to chance your arm,
And pray to lady luck,
But those maidens that wander out in May
Are all as common as muck.

But if you want a rarer treat,
Where rivals there are few,
Then those fair maids of February,
They are the ones for you.

These fair maids out of season,
Cunningly they steal
All among the trees and bushes,
Themselves for conceal


Though it’s all quite illegal to play
This game of hide and seek,
If perchance they do get caught
They’d be up before the beak.

So although these maids of February
are exceeding rare,
If you are prepared to persevere,
You’ll catch one in a snare.

And he who dares may win the heart,
Of a Nancy or a Polly,
If you’re practised at the art,
Of Spot the Ball or Where’s Wally

For those fair maids of February
Are bold and fearless lasses,
While those fair-weather maids of May
Are just a load of wusses.

So come all ye brisk and handsome lads,
Whose hearts are bold and merry,
To boldly go where the cold winds do blow
To find those fair maids of February.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Ged Fox
Date: 08 Feb 21 - 04:48 PM

3 laments -
Bonny Earl of Moray - 7th Feb 1591/2
Derwentwater's Farewell - 24th Feb 1716
Essex's Farewell - 25th Feb 1601


Thank you Ged Fox Here are some further links to the songs you give:
THE BONNY EARL OF MORAY

info     https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/thebonnieearlofmoray.html

Bonnie Earl O'Murray Ewan MacColl     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKNl9416fh4
The Bonnie Earl O' Moray ~ Old Blind Dogs     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq3rHTM_DTw
The Bonnie Earl O' Moray ~ The Selkie Girls     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WL_0mzDCok
The Corries --- Earl O' Moray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGfuvpgp7tw
The Bonnie Earl O' Moray- Ronnie Browne     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoFT3L4KdAM



DERWENTWATER’S FAREWELL

Mainly Norfolk info:    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/louis.killen/songs/derwentwatersfarewell.html
Louis Killen- Derwentwater's Farewell    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHsZW1pfKR4
The Corries-Derwentwater's Farewell    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1yfbZi-hcY
Derwentwater's Farewell · Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOJaSUS0RU4

ESSEX’S FAREWELL
Can anyone give more information or links to a performance of this song?
MUDCAT Folklore: Essex's Last Farewell   
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=87106
Found this, 11/02/21 Essex last good-night · The Toronto Consort     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNpXLy7nYOM
and this instrumental     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kjIc24u9cc
Ballad Sheet in Bodlian    http://ballads.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/search/roud/V10245


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 08:43 AM


February 14th

VALENTINE’S DAY
by James Taylor     About the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 1929    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Wt8zYopMI


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 08:41 AM

We named our duo February Sky and Susan wrote a song with the same title. We wanted a winter name and January sucks as a part of a band name. If we went by our names we would sound like a law firm, and I was already in a band that went by names. You can check out more reasons for the name at our website: www.februarysky.com I can post the link to the song if someone asks.

Yes please.-Geoff


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 10:29 AM

Any song dealing with St Bridget would suit I suppose.

BRIGHID’S KISS

Eithne Ní Uallacháin's
Brighid's Kiss , for example.


Brighid’s Kiss
Brighid of the sunrise
Rising in the morning
Rising with the Springtime
Greening all the land.
See you in the soft cloud,
See you in the raindrop,
See you in the winds of change
Blowing through the land.
You the red eared white cow,
Nourishing the people,
Nourish now the hunger
Souls longing in our land.
Bird that is unfolding,
Now the time’s upon us,
Only have we eyes to see
Your Epiphany.


Wikipedia says" Her feast day is 1 February"


INION A' BHAOILLIGH aka O'Boyle's Daughter

Bhí mé oíche taoibh 'stigh Fhéil' Bríde
Ar faire thíos ar a' Mhullach Mhór
'Gus tharlaigh naí domh a dtug mé gnaoi daoi
Mar bhí sí caoíúil lách álainn óg
Sí go cinnte a mhearaigh m'intinn

English Translation
I was on the night of the Feast of St. Brigid,
Watching down on Mullaghmore
And a child happened to me who gave me a kiss
Because she was kind, beautiful, young,
She certainly confused my mind


'Claire Nic Ruairí, Iníon a' Bhaoilligh   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJs6-XeiW_M
Marie Ní Chearúil Mhic Niallais - Iníon an Bhaoilligh    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjGW-xuM5S8

Link to post below about ST BRIGHID’S DAY SONGS


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

For three days between 19 and 21 February 1882, the people of Trimdon Grange and Kelloe buried 74 people.

Trimdon Grange Explosion by Tommy Armstrong

Let us not think of to-morrow,
Lest we disappointed be;
All our joys may turn to sorrow,
As we all may daily see.
To-day we may be strong and healthy,
But how soon there comes a change,
As we may learn from the explosion,
That has been at Trimdon Grange.

February left behind it
What will never be forgot;
Weeping widows, helpless children,
May be found in many a cot,
Homes that once were blest with comfort,
Guided by a father's care,
Now are solemn, sad and gloomy,
Since the father is not there.

Louis Killen from The Iron Muse - A Panorama of Industrial Folk Music
Louis Killen


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Feb 21 - 07:45 PM


THREE SCORE AND TEN

“In memoriam of the poor Fishermen who lost their lives in the Dreadful Gale from Grimsby and Hull, Feb. 8&9, 1889”
Mainly Norfolk    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/watersons/songs/threescoreandten.html

Joe Offer     http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/songs/104.html
Behind the Music!    http://www.debisimons.com/whats-real-story-behind-grimsby-town/
YORKSHIRE GARLAND    http://www.yorkshirefolksong.net/song.cfm?songID=5
MUDCAT 3 Score and 10 -Grave found in Hull”     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=110813
Mudcat DIGITRAD    
/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=7321


The Watersons     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5JzE1-VJv0
Louis Killen     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6M-07YGReg
The Dubliners     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrnWZSkXMw8
The Clancy Brothers    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEjW9Pxildo
Gordon Bok · Ann Mayo Muir · Ed Trickett     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmyRDiomcb0


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Feb 21 - 01:10 PM

Leader of the victorious Continental Army, first U.S. president and presiding spirit in the drawing up of his new nation’s constitution, Virginia-born George Washington was a hero and role model to revolutionary anti Hanoverians such as Burns. There are a number of songs celebrating Washington's birthday. Robert Burns wrote this poem in 1794.

Ode [For General Washington's Birthday]

No Spartan tube, no Attic shell,
No lyre Eolian I awake;
'Tis Liberty's bold note I swell,
Thy harp, Columbia, let me take.
See gathering thousands, while I sing,
A broken chain, exulting, bring,
And dash it in a tyrant's face!
And dare him to his very beard,
And tell him he no more is feared,
No more the Despot of Columbia's race.
A tyrant's proudest insults brav'd,
They shout - a People freed! They hail an Empire saved.

On George Washington's birth certificate, it says that he was born on Feb. 11, 1731. In the textbooks it says that he was born Feb. 22, 1732. Which side is correct? Both, as usual. When Julius Caesar developed his calendar, his solar calculations were off by 11 minutes and 14 seconds a year. It added up over time. When Pope Gregory XIII developed his calendar in 1582, the disparity had reached 10 days. Gregory decreed that Oct. 4, 1582, should be called Oct. 15. England and its colonies finally adopted the Gregorian calendar on Sept. 2, 1752, decreeing the next day should be Sept. 14, thus bridging the 11-day difference between the Julian and Gregorian calendars. Thus, too, George Washington's birth date was transposed from Feb. 11, 1731 (called Old Style), to Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style). The British act also fixed the start of the new year at Jan. 1. Since the calendar was changed in September, moving January and February to the beginning of the year, Washington did not have a birthday in 1731. He skipped a year and thus became 11 days older and one year younger. JOHN M. CULKIN New York, Feb. 22, 1991. From The New York Times.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,heathermabel
Date: 04 Feb 21 - 09:12 AM

It's Welsh Music Day tomorrow. Plenty there.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Feb 21 - 08:54 AM

A SONG OF WEATHER
By Flanders and Swan
A Song of the Weather Flanders & Swann
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qV-VO5eXOA

January brings the snow, Makes your feet and fingers glow.
February's ice and sleet, Freeze the toes right off your feet.
Welcome March with wint'ry wind, Would thou wert not so unkind.
April brings the sweet Spring showers, On and on for hours and hours.
Farmers fear unkindly May, Frost by night and hail by day.
June just rains and never stops, Thirty days and spoils the crops.
In July the sun is hot. Is it shining? No, it's not.
August, cold and dank and wet, Brings more rain than any yet.
Bleak September's mist and mud, Is enough to chill the blood.
Then October adds a gale, Wind and slush and rain and hail.
Dark November brings the fog, Should not do it to a dog.
Freezing wet December; then, Bloody January again!

Flanders and Swann parody of the following Nursery Rhyme;

January brings the snow, Makes our feet and fingers glow.
February brings the rain, Thaws the frozen lake again.
March brings breezes sharp and shrill, Shakes the dancing daffodil.
April brings the primrose sweet, Scatters daisies at our feet.
May brings flocks of pretty lambs, Skipping by their fleecy dams.
June brings tulips, lillies, roses, Fills the children's hands with posies.
Hot July brings cooling showers, Apricots and gillyflowers.
August brings the sheaves of corn, Then the harvest home is borne.
Warm September brings the fruit, Sportsmen then begin to shoot.
Brown October brings the pheasant, Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
Dull November brings the blast, Then the leaves go whirling past.
Chill December brings the sleet, Blazing fire and Christmas treat.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Feb 21 - 08:45 AM


ON THE 23rd OF FEBRUARY

On the 23rd of February, The weather being clear.
We spied to be sure seven Turkish men-of-war,
Come a sailing from Algier.

Chorus;
    To me ri fol leather ol, ri fol leather ol, ri fol leather ol lay.
    Rol a diddle i, rol a diddle i, to me ri fol leather ol lay.


DigiTrad
/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=9269

Royal Oak/Turkish Man of War/Cpt Mansfield's Fight    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=136851


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 06:44 PM

ABE LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY

by Parry Gripp
https://youtu.be/CZPRKz2IdWY

Lincoln was born 12 February 1809.


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 04:41 PM

LYRICS CONTAINING THE TERM FEBRUARY 14th

https://www.lyrics.com/lyrics/february%2014


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 01:38 PM

SONGS ABOUT FEBRUARY 14th
Valentine’s Day from Smithsonian Folkways https://folkways.si.edu/valentines-day/music/playlist/smithsonian
“Happy Valentine’s Day from Smithsonian Folkways” samples a variety selected from the USA, Mexico, and Europe. Click on the link and hear the songs
1.Froggie Went a–Courtin’3Elizabeth Mitchell https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Trm2mP3pFrU&list=RDAMVMhIpOREDb-Ko
2.Fare You Well, My Blue Eyed Girl Guy Carawan https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=QRfcHyutfLM&list=RDAMVMQRfcHyutfLM
3.I Will Bring You Flowers Peter La Farge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIGx0gfKTEk
4.Black is the Color Shanna Beth McGee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ahSWN1WZ0
5.Will You Always Love Me, Darling? Harry and Jeanie West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgK0aXBXXGs&list=PL8kkooHbYdxWpxI3TdeRsT5J_ypzZuiSd&index=40
6.Wear a Red Rose The Country Gentlemen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ERcMhpEVKs
7.Tu recuerdo y yo (Your Memory and Me) Nati Cano’s Mariachi Los Camperos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb_CIFduIjI
8.Tomorrow is St. Valentine’s Day Hermes Nye> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl3yiSbvFrw
9.Till We Meet Again Elizabeth “Libba” Cottenhttps://music.youtube.com/watch?v=ODUzT6ITCx8&list=RDAMVM7HG6JsG0OfU
10.The Bailiff’s Daughter of Islington Richard Dyer-Bennet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwLf6h6lyJE
11.Kisses Sweeter Than WinePete Seeger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVV8f4-gKfw
12.Cuando la besas tú (When You Kiss Her) Los Tres Reyes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T-3PRgfnE8
13.Mary, My Beloved Bob Ross https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFvbib_yevE
14.Red River Valley Buffalo Skinners
15.Cuckoo Bird Danny Knicely, Zan Mcleod, Stephen Wade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy0k1Wd83UE
16.Diavoli in Avido AmoreGermana Pucci, Jill Burkee, Giancarlo Biagi, John Caulfield, Jeff Hardy, and Mark Dann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYXt-bLcF10
17.Love is Teasing3: Shanna Beth McGee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhVtYN-y3iQ
18.I Sing of a MaidenStephen Addiss and Bill Crofut https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lAojua3AYk
19.Amore de CapriSteve Merrick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmPOJqXv8zI&list=PLRs4MPZYqXJqir_CVD-RyI7UFWNRl-eoE&index=4
20.Black is the ColorGuy Carawan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYkhLDWK4Q
21.A Fair Maid Walked in Her Father’s GardenMrs. William Towns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfsox6fRPgU
22.The Rosebud of Allenvale (medley) Buddy MacMaster, fiddle; Joey Beaton, piano.
23.Liebeslied, EinWolfgang Roth
24.I’ll Sing You a Love Song Pete Seegerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtjR07ZcRp0
25.Careless LoveLead Bellyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpoyW4bLd28
26.The Myllargutens - Miller Boy’s Wedding MarchEivind Groven https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yeo0hnhn28


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 11:11 AM

Yeh, that last post was me yet again. I'm off for a lie-down now!


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Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 21 - 11:10 AM

I'm really buzzing now!!!! Jennifer Crook has a 2017 album 'The Year She Turns' which like Ms London in the previous post has a song for each month of the year. The 2nd track is simply titled 'February.' I'm a big fan of her writing and all her records are well worth an earful.


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