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Subject: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Feb 21 - 07:54 AM

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      -Joe Offer-



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

INDEX OF APRIL SONGS
Below is an index of the May songs listed in Alphabetical order. The titles are blue click links which will take you to the area in thread where you will be able to see most of the posts for that title.

A ROSE IN APRIL
ALL IN THE APRIL EVENING
AND THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA
APRIL COME SHE WILL
APRIL FOOL
APRIL FOOL’S DAY MORN
APRIL FRIEND
APRIL IN PORTUGAUL
APRIL IS IN MY MISTRESS’ FACE
APRIL MAY
APRIL SHOWERS
BALLAD OF BARNEY GRAHAM (THE)
BALLAD OF OLIVER CROMWELL (THE)
BALLAD OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
BALLAD OF THUNDER ROAD (THE
BEDTIME STORY
BONNIE BLACK BESS
CAMPBELL THE DROVER
CAPTAIN COOK
COPSHAWHOLM FAIR
CUCKOO (THE)
CULLODEN
DANCE OF THE CHERRY TREES (THE)
DICK TURPIN’S RIDE TO YORK
DRUMOSSIE MOOR
DYING REBEL (THE)
ELEPHANT ISLAND
FARNDALE DAFFODILS
FORTUNATE FACTORY MAID (THE)
GALLIPOLI
GRACE
GREEN GROW THE RUSHES
GUERNICA(Tribute to Picasso)
GUERNIKA
I'LL REMEMBER APRIL
I'M IN LOVE WITH MARGARET THATCHER
IN GUERNICA
I SHALL NOT CARE
I SYNG OF A MAYDEN
IT WAS SAD WHEN THAT GREAT SHIP WENT DOWN /aka THE TITANIC
IT’S APRIL AFTER ALL
JUST AS THE SHIP WENT DOWN
LYRA MCKEE
LE PORTE-ENSEIGNE
LUDLOW MASSACRE
MARKET DAY IN GUERNICA
MOON SHINES BRIGHT ON CHARLIE CHAPLIN (THE)
MRS THATCHER'S SONG
MUIR O’ CULLODEN (THE)
MY HEART WILL GO ON
MY SWEETHEART WENT DOWN WITH THE SHIP
NARROW BOATS TO TOW
OLD GALLIPOLI'S A WONDERFUL PLACE
OLIVER CROMWELL LAY BURIED AND DEAD
ONE APRIL MORNING
PICASSO PAINTS GUERNICA
PIECES OF APRIL
PAUL REVERE
PONY EXPRESS SONG
RUINATION DAY
SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE (THE)
SHILOH HILL
SINKING OF THE TITANIC (THE)
SHE MOVES ON THE WATER
SOMETIMES IT SNOWS IN APRIL
SONGS ABOUT IQBAL MASIH
SONGS ABOUT ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL
SONGS ABOUT THE BOMBING OF GUERNIKA
SONGS ABOUT THE INVASION OF JOHNSON COUNTY
SONGS FOR ST GEORGES DAY
SONGS ABOUT THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC
SONGS SUNG BY PAUL ROBESON
SPANISH BOMBS
SULTANA(THE)
TILL APRIL IS DEAD
TURPIN HERO
20th OF APRIL
WALPURGIS NIGHT SONGS
WALTZING MATILDA
WHEN APRIL CAME TO RHYMNEY
WHO FEARS TO SPEAK OF EASTER WEEK
YES! WE HAVE NO BANANAS


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Feb 21 - 08:25 AM


A ROSE IN APRIL
Wikipedia info 
https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/aroseinapril.html

”I was a rose in April and still a rose in June
I fear that come the winter, I shall no longer bloom.”


A Rose in April -Kate Rusby  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYClOgRyvLs


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Roderick A Warner
Date: 27 Feb 21 - 08:46 AM

Gotta be done... one more once!
Count Basie Orchestra


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Feb 21 - 06:30 PM

SONGS ABOUT THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC

The Titanic sank on April 15,1912

Wikipedia info
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic

IT WAS SAD WHEN THAT GREAT SHIP WENT DOWN /aka THE TITANIC

Wikipedia info about song
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Titanic_(song)

When That Great Ship Went Down · Woody Guthrie   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItfbzUg-CWM
Roy Acuff - "The Titanic" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjQ_bxF_N1U
Pete Seeger - The Titanic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u61Pj4f6Ucg
Lead Belly - "The Titanic"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNlnl8nbfSE
Bessie Jones, "The Titanic"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09yWul4yPY4

MY HEART WILL GO ON
My Heart Will Go On / Titanic : Celine Dion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOJx_M_pBDI

MY SWEETHEART WENT DOWN WITH THE SHIP
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS-Sheet Music for song   
https://www.loc.gov/resource/ihas.200197074.0?st=gallery
My Sweetheart Went Down With The Ship - Caitlin Doak.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9zfzcuXH6E
My Sweetheart Went Down with the Ship · Nathaniel Blumberg    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqx8YKml8qY

THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC
Vernon Dalhart-The Sinking Of The Titanic   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_zJKOwN008

THE LAST SCENE OF THE TITANIC
Frank Hutchison - The Last Scene Of The Titanic - 1927   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG67Toa7ZRk


SHE MOVES ON THE WATER
Blind Willie Johnson - God Moves On The Water.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MylKZba4wa4
God Moves on the Water From Wikipedia,    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_Moves_on_the_Water

JUST AS THE SHIP WENT DOWN
Just As The Ship Went Down- piano, Jake Turski vocals, James Penca    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qEBhpufEEU


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: mg
Date: 27 Feb 21 - 11:55 PM

april come she will...Paul Simon I think

APRIL COME SHE WILL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITXBjDTXS90


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 09:51 AM


Here is a link to April events in History https://www.historyplace.com/specials/calendar/april.htm If you know any songs about any events please post them


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 09:59 AM

PONY EXPRESS SONG

April 3, 1860 The Pony Express service began in the American West.

Devil's Gate - Pony Express Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH62HTnGgGw


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 11:27 AM

MOTEL IN MEMPHIS

April 4, 1968 Civil Rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed.

Motel in Memphis - Old Crow Medicine Show    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOQzFhsoZ0w


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: RTim
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 12:25 PM

April
So here we are in April, in showy, blowy April,
In frowsy, blowsy April, the rowdy dowdy time
In soppy, sloppy April, in wheezy breezy April,
In ringing, stinging April, with a singing swinging rhyme.   
The smiling sun of April on the violets is focal,
The sudden showers of April seek the dandelion out;
The tender airs of April make the local yokel vocal,
And he raises rustic ditties with a most melodious shout.
So here we are in April, in tipsy gypsy April,
In showery, flowery April, the twinkly, sprinkly days;
In tingly, jingly April, in highly wily April,
In mighty, flighty April with its highty-tighty ways!
The duck is fond of April, and the clucking chickabiddy
And other barnyard creatures have a try at caroling;
There's something in the air to turn a stiddy kiddy giddy,
And even I am forced to raise my croaking voice and sing.

Sung by Arky's Toast on Maypoles to Mistletoe..

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 05:44 PM

THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE

April 18th is the anniversary of the earthquake which partially destroyed San Francisco in 1906.

“(Theme from )San Francisco” From Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theme_from_San_Francisco
San Francisco (From "San Francisco") · Jeanette MacDonald     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfk65m52o6k
Cass Elliot (Mama Cass) - California Earthquake    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6zPW7qA6RQ

MUDCAT: Songs about San Francisco 1906 earthquake    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=33368


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: Joe_F
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 05:50 PM

"April May" by Lou & Peter Berryman.

APRIL MAY

April May · Lou & Peter Berryman   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xC4NVcMujg
For more on this song see posting below from GUEST,Karen Impola -Date: 23 Mar 21 - 09:55 PM


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 06:08 PM

April 26, 1937 - During the Spanish Civil War, the ancient town of Guernica was attacked by German warplanes

SONGS ABOUT THE BOMBING OF GUERNIKA
MARKET DAY IN GUERNICA
Katie Melua - Market day in Guernica https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjEFYymMEIw

GUERNIKA by Andy Roberts Lyrics & Info     https://www.distributedresearch.net/blog/2006/12/31/gernika-2

Link to more songs about Guenika posted below


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Feb 21 - 07:07 PM

THE SULTANA
April 27, 1865

The Loss of the Steamboat Sultana  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hOB-3pDrqY


The Sultana by Art Thieme Lyrics   http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/Sultana.htm
MUDCAT /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=8376
The Sultana by Jeff Stachyra   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFV9qperaGo&t=201s


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 01 Mar 21 - 11:57 AM

Little April Shower

LFF


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Mar 21 - 08:12 AM

YES! WE HAVE NO BANANAS

10 April,1633
Bananas, unknown before in England, went on sale in a London shop.

Billy Jones: Yes! We Have No Bananas (1923)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDd8shcLvHI
Yes, We Have No Bananas · Louis Prima & His Orchestrahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QqkrIDeTeA
Yes We Have No Bananas-Spike Jones & His City Slickers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvhIOyvmutE
Banana Boat (Day-O) · Harry Belafonte  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYYkJ0kwNss


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Mar 21 - 10:54 AM

16 April. 1889    Birth of Charlie Chaplin

THE MOON SHINES BRIGHT ON CHARLIE CHAPLIN

The Oldham Tinkers - Charlie Chaplin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHm-b99-ER4
Sam Lee - The Moon Shines Bright feat. Elizabeth Fraser with Bernard Butler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxKyfPR5nls
MARY ANN JOOS SINGS "THE MOON SHINES BRIGHT ON CHARLIE CHAPLIN" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNB5YD6tjgk
Those Charlie Chaplin Feet – 1915, Arthur Collins And Byron Harlan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEjKmkHQ1bM
Charlie Chaplin Let Us All Unite ( with lyrics ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb60J5dnW-w
Sing along with Chaplin - Nonsense Song (Titine) from Modern Times – Lyrics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqd1ar5_7qw


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Mar 21 - 12:08 PM

CULLODEN
16 April, 1746 Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) was defeated at the Battle of Culloden


Deánta- (singer- Mary Dillon). - "Culloden's Harvest"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtnPquqI3Bk
Runrig - Fae Hymn for Culloden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJTL3Fd-U9Y
Jacobite Rebellion Song (1745) "Welcome Royal Charlie" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6gOcXrvmtg
Ye Jacobites by Name https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEDy3vEX8Ms>
Ye Jacobites by Name - Moonrakers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P0tvHbb-yU
Lizzie Higgins- MUIR O’ CULLODEN
MUDCAT: Origins: Culloden Moor.    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=72261


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Mar 21 - 11:41 AM

PAUL REVERE
18 April,1775 At the start of the War of American Independence, US patriot Paul Revere rode from Charleston to Lexington, warning people that British troops were advancing.

”On April 18 of '75, hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.


Midnight Ride of Paul Revere - Razzle Bam Boom (Mark Beckwith and Obediah Thomas)  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dKJ75F3tj8


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Mar 21 - 06:23 PM


Nine (pop) titles from The Cavan Project http://www.thecavanproject.com/songs-about-april/

1. “April Sun In Cuba” by Dragon  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE7RJuR9dj0
2. “April 29, 1992 (Miami)” by Sublime  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ddaTlS2kT0
3. “April After All” by Ron Sexsmith  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYD-DIggB2k
4. “April Lady” by Smile  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuX_t10LOvk
5. “April Come She Will” by Simon & Garfunkel  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYD-DIggB2k
6. “April Showers” by Proleter  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv3bdsome4U
7. “April’s Song” by Real Estate  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTA_9Dst4-Q
8. “April Skies” by The Jesus And Mary Chain  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pchGKkTs5o
9. “April In Paris” by Frank Sinatra  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeKC0vxCc_w

+ More pop
Early April Morning by Brendan James https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L33IGm4nrp4
Pieces of April - Three Dog Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JA1XAmzbnw
Al Jolson April Showers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Z0odJJj00
Count Basie April In Parishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCmcoZktZG4
Mel Tormé When April Comes Again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ48CqWjPmM
Pat Boone - April Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=von9jW-_eqI
Johnny Flynn In April https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeYfmRZO4mI
Dionne Warwick The April Foolshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuNMlfYvmuc
April Fool Soul Asylum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qni4Aa4g_Y
Dean Martin April Again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PsjmLttee4


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Mar 21 - 06:34 PM

APRIL QUEEN
Jon Boden April Queen  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayr7oESLvqI


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Mar 21 - 06:19 AM

25 April, 1599 Birth of Oliver Cromwell, republican leader in the English Civil War, Lord Protector of England 1653-8.

THE BALLAD OF OLIVER CROMWELL
Oliver Cromwell by Monty Python   -Wikipedia info   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Cromwell_(song)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ1yPz14LrU
Oliver Cromwell by Monty Python  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ1yPz14LrU


OLIVER CROMWELL LAY BURIED AND DEAD

Oliver Cromwell Lay Buried and Dead , Vivien Ellis , Tim Laycock-The Broadside Band  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LftVPA4AmSc

Oliver Cromwell Lay Buried and Dead Lyrics  http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/songs/796.html
English Folksong: Oliver Cromwell (Nursery Rhyme from Suffolk) (arr. Britten)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4fllaxedk4


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 09 Mar 21 - 09:00 AM

NARROW BOATS TO TOW
© Barry Goodman 2008

has a verse

And as I walk the towpath on a glowing April morning,
The brasses on my harness flashing brightly in the sun,
I think about those horses who by fortune’s fickle calling
Are taken far away to pull a gun.


thread.cfm?threadid=113151#3957087


You can see the music and hear the tune played here :     http://www.waterwaysongs.info/narrowboats_to_tow_tune.htm


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Mar 21 - 06:34 PM

    25 April the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings at at Anzac Cove in 1915,

AND THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA
Wikipedia: song info
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_the_Band_Played_Waltzing_Matilda
Eric Bogle - The Band Played Waltzing Matilda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnFzCmAyOp8
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda by the Dubliners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq0fF6oY6I4
Liam Clancy - Band Played Waltzing Matilda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFCekeoSTwg
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Live) · Joan Baez) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmCHm-sxNxA

GALLIPOLI
Gallipoli (the song for the ANZAC Centenary) - Adam Dunning & ChanCé    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX9MfaRWBrA


OLD GALLIPOLI'S A WONDERFUL PLACE
Old Gallipoli's A Wonderful Place.    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQnp6PlA79k


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 10 Mar 21 - 06:10 PM

One April Morning; Sisters Jane and Amanda Threlfall released a notable version as April Morn on their 2002 CD Gown of Green WBCD 002. They recorded it again on their 2007 CD Revisited WBCD 003.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Mar 21 - 03:17 AM


PIECES OF APRIL Three Dog Night    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FrbAow3LtY&list=RD-hotMw70-6M&index=3


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Erich
Date: 11 Mar 21 - 05:27 AM

There is a song simply called "April" from "Arky's Toast" LP From the Half Moon to the Rising Sun, Greenwich Village GVR 212, 1979.

It is also on the CD "Maypoles to Mistletoe" Leader, LERCD2092.

It's also sung by "Jolly Jack" as "April Song" (CD "Seasons, Cermonies & Rituals" Fellside, FTSR 5

Also:
20th of April, Oysterband
April 1918, Steve Byrne
April Friend, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
April Morning ('twas on one April Morning, Young Men are false): Folly Bridge, June Tabor, Wilsons, Lou Killen, Norma Waterson, Tony Rose, Cyril Tawney, Pilgrim's Way
The April Fool Tape: Nicols/Swarbrick (Cropredy Box)
When April came to Rhymney:

APRIL FRIEND James Fagan · Nancy Kerr · Colin Fletcher    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6g-4wandPU
WHEN APRIL CAME TO RHYMNEY - Poem by Idris Davies set to music by Gerhard Obwegeser
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRz_PiQhAoU


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 13 Mar 21 - 12:19 PM


7 April, 1739 Highwaymen Dick Turpin, was hanged at York.
TURPIN HERO
Ewan MacColl -Turpin Hero    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0UA2UjJYbU
Eliza Carthy - Turpin Hero     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BObQG71tIX8
Brian Peters: Turpin Hero   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TXeHHqtBbo
Shirley Collins, Dolly Collins - Turpin Hero   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06ZP__V4J4c


DICK TURPIN’S RIDE TO YORK
Dick Turpin's Ride to York · John Graham Donaldson   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMpEw4CnlTg


BONNIE BLACK BESS
Bonnie Black Bess · Margaret MacArthur   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJqSVqz2nMg
American Folk Music (CA): My bonny black Bess    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1htoFKOr7hs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJqSVqz2nMg
fresnostate.edu folklore ballads
    http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/LL09.html

The Ballad of Dick Turpin-Freddie and The Dreamers    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km0FXujoiig
Gallant Dick Turpin Part 1 & 2 · George Formby   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTHKrGuXlFg


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 20 Mar 21 - 08:44 PM

SONGS FOR ST GEORGES DAY
23 April. St George’s Day : Patron Saint of England.

Waterson:Carthy - St George  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVBcDaZGxdg
Mainly Norfolk: info   https://mainlynorfolk.info/john.kirkpatrick/songs/saintgeorge.html
MUDCAT:What songs for St. George's Day?     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=46861&messages=66


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: JHW
Date: 22 Mar 21 - 06:27 AM

Still over a week to go.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Mar 21 - 07:31 PM


20th OF APRIL

Thanks for your suggestion, above, Erich. Here is a link 20th of April - Oysterband   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifk4Yfo6LrE


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Karen Impola
Date: 23 Mar 21 - 09:55 PM

APRIL MAY
Lou and Peter Berryman, of Madison Wisconsin, have a song called "April May". April = name of month, and May = verb, in this instance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xC4NVcMujg

The February sun it didn't
turn the lawn to mud but April May
The warmer wind of March it didn't
bloom a single bud but April May
There are little lumps of February
down behind the bed
Winter wasn't wonderland like
everybody said
March it didn't melt away the
blizzard in my head but April May

Full lyrics can be found by scrolling down here: https://www.louandpeter.com/files/212287/lyricsx-ysnh.pdf


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 24 Mar 21 - 04:21 AM


Blue click link to lyrics given above by GUEST,Karen Impola - https://www.louandpeter.com/files/212287/lyricsx-ysnh.pdf


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Mar 21 - 06:25 AM


CAPTAIN COOK
28 April,1770    English naval explorer James Cook arrived in Botany Bay, Australia.
Song for Captain Cook · Phil Garland   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyTjsf_ncuk
The Ballad of Captain Cook   https://www.folksong.org.nz/captain_cook/index.html
The Ballad of Captain Cook    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz9jY-uls1g
The Song About Captain Cook · Peter Combe   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP8IZfmCWvc


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 29 Mar 21 - 06:28 PM

One April Morning features in the first message. Here is a link to a different Mudcat thread discussing that song:
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=107721#2731981

Thanks Felipa I have copied and pasted your message at the top of this thread where the other links for this song are grouped


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Apr 21 - 07:10 AM

April 24, 1916 The first day of the Easter Rising in Dublin.


THE DYING REBEL
Chorus
My only son was shot in Dublin,
Fighting for his country bold,
He fought for Ireland,and Ireland only,
The harp the shamrock,green white and gold “


The Wolfe Tones - The Dying Rebel    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGlk1FTUN_Y

Lonnie Donegan - My Only Son Was Killed in Dublin (The Dying Rebel)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEuBzNEpPsk

MUDCAT: Lyr Add: The Dying Rebel    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=111789

IRELAND UNFREE
Ireland Unfree · The Wolfe Tones   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YllWwt0m6eY

WHO FEARS TO SPEAK OF EASTER WEEK
Brendan Behan - Who Fears to Speak of Easter Week   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ6xr26uwSA

GRACE
Grace - Jim McCann    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMf6IyJI0e4


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Apr 21 - 09:14 AM

WALTZING MATILDA
April 6th is Waltzing Matilda Day

Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqtttbbYfSM
The Seekers - Waltzing Matilda    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7exgYn-BuYI
Kylie Minogue - Waltzing Matilda    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmEnymAMBR8

Wikipedia Song Origins Info    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltzing_Matilda


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Apr 21 - 06:35 PM


GREEN GROW THE RUSHES
'Eight for the April Rainers.'

The Spinners 'Green Grow The Rushes O'    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZldyI0-OqM
Guitar: Green Grow The Rushes Ho (Including lyrics and chords)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR1-iwtih8k
Green Grow the Rushes-O (Traditional, after Roberts & Barrand)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjht2xQripM


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Apr 21 - 05:27 PM

APRIL SHOWERS - Al Jolson (1921)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Z0odJJj00
IT’S APRIL AFTER ALL Ron Sexsmith (1998 BBC Session)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4yAageqJoY


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: mg
Date: 05 Apr 21 - 12:23 AM

moonshine can
red velvet by ian tyson


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Apr 21 - 06:36 AM

LYRA MCKEE
18 April 2019
Lyra McKee was shot during rioting in the Creggan area of Derry.
The Young’uns have a song about this called “Lyra McKee”, but I have not found any on-line lyrics or recordings yet.???


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 Apr 21 - 10:25 AM

Mr Cooney wrote 14 songs for the theatre piece - Rising Up Peterloo 2019 - seven about the events of 1819 and seven about 2019. His song about Ms McKee was among those eventually chosen and performed.

The song's lyrics include the lines: "Was early early in the spring/ All the birds did sweetly sing/ They changed their notes from tree to tree/ And they sang for Lyra McKee".

Mr Cooney said the producers behind the Peterloo show posted a video of his song about Ms McKee, sung by Lucy Farrell, Jim Molyneux and Sam Carter, on YouTube. Lyra McKee


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 06 Apr 21 - 12:29 AM

This is a song I wrote for the April song swap of the Paint Creek Folklore Society of Rochester (near Detroit), Michigan (not sure what year it was, maybe 1996 or 97). We have a theme every month and it was "April Fool". I'd had an idea in mind for weeks without having time to sit down and try to write anything, but the drive to the meeting took about 20 minutes, so I composed it in my head as I drove there. (Don't think I'd be able to do it all in my head now, sadly!)

APRIL FOOL

© ~1997 Vikki Appleton Fielden

Come sit ye down beside me and hear my sorry tale
And if you have a mind to, you might purchase me an ale
Me heart is sick and weary and me pride is hurtin' bad
And if you listen, you will hear the time that I have had.

    Chorus:
    And there's no fool like an April fool
    I thought I'd learned me lessons
    But now I'm back in school
    And there's no fool like an April fool
    So I'll just drink and sit and think
    How love can be so cruel.


Now I was just a fool for love -- I guess I lost me head
But she was young and pretty and she winked at me and said
Come sit ye down beside me and we'll have a drink or two
Her charms were irresistible... what else was I to do?

Chorus

We passed a lovely evening there and when she asked me in
I knew that luck was with me (or perhaps it was the gin)...
The next thing I remember I was lyin' in the street
Without a stitch of clothing or the shoes upon me feet.

Chorus

So now, your Honour, here I stand, and now I comprehend
Not every lass who smiles at you is bound to be a friend
So if you'll take a tip from me concernin' lovin's game
Don't trust a girl who tells you, Sir, that April is her name...

For there's no fool like an April fool (etc.)


Note: Sometimes I start the chorus with "And" instead of "For", usually on verse 3.

Sorry, no link to a video, but if anyone would like an mp3 with the melody, PM me.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: JHW
Date: 08 Apr 21 - 02:24 PM

'The winds of March all blown away the April skies show fair'
FARNDALE DAFFODILS - Graeme Miles

'Ronnie me lad thi ship is noo leavin
An t convoy is headin for Arctic seas
April without thee is past beleivin
Already there's leaves on our wych-elm trees'
RONNIE - Dorothy Una Ratcliffe

'...though snow is still seen on the moorlands
And winds are companioned by hail
Yet April the year's fortune teller
Is gypsying right up the dale'
APRIL IN WENSLEYDALE - Dorothy Una Ratcliffe

Both Dorothy Una Ratcliffe lyrics set by Brian Bedford and sung by Artisan


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 08 Apr 21 - 03:42 PM

I’LL REMEMBER APRIL
Frank Sinatra "I'll Remember April"    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pepYluyez4k


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Apr 21 - 08:04 AM

THE BALLAD OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

‘It was in the month of April '68,
In the Delta land he met a soldier's fate.
He fought to his last breath and he died a hero's death,
And he wore the black pyjamas of the People's NLF.’

Barbara Dane - Ballad of the Unknown Soldier   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBETzjoNKeI


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Apr 21 - 05:16 PM

THE BALLAD OF THUNDER ROAD

    ’It was on the first of April, Nineteen-Fifty-Four
    The Federal man sent word he'd better make his run no more.
    He said "200 agents were covering the state;
    Whichever road he tried to take they'd get him sure as fate."


Robert Mitchum sings The Ballad of Thunder Road    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdwUpxkfSJw >
The Charlie Daniels Band - Ballad of Thunder Road    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX8WKD_WndI
Jim and Jesse - Ballad of Thunder Road   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKP6_8-QA1s
The Ballad of Thunder Road · R.B. Morris   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TknmCfwxN3o
Ballad of Thunder Road · The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brk8-vMvn8w


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Apr 21 - 08:32 AM


SOMETIMES IT SNOWS IN APRIL
Sometimes It Snows In April · Prince    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikZgBhSMSUM


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Apr 21 - 07:26 PM

THE FORTUNATE FACTORY MAID
Roud Number: 1659

First Line:”The sun was just rising one fine May morning”

Bodlian Ballad info   
http://ballads.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/static/images/sheets/20000/19099.gif


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Apr 21 - 09:06 AM

APRIL IN PORTUGAUL
- Russell Arms   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1xxsTHZJh4


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: JHW
Date: 16 Apr 21 - 04:27 AM

'It was on one April morning' has had several mentions. I always remember Tony Rose singing it.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Apr 21 - 03:32 AM

Thannks JHW, This Youtube has a number of Tony Rose recordings on it but starts with ‘Twas on One April Morning’
Tony Rose - On Banks of Green Willow (1976) (Full Album)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoMMyHB0PT8

TRACKLIST & CUE
A1 - Twas on One April Morning 0:00
A2 - Bold Archer 4:06
A3 - Fanny Blair 7:34
A4 - Polly Vaughan 11:14
A5 - The Murdered Servantman 15:28
A6 - Poor Man's Sorrows 19:59
B1 - Banks of Green Willow 23:34
B2 - Lord Randall 26:54
B3 - The Bonny Hind 30:54
B4 - Sir William Gower 37:10 B5 - The Fourteenth of July 42:13


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 Apr 21 - 07:15 AM

Tony Rose sang 'Twas on One April Morning on his 1976 LP On Banks of Green Willow. He commented in the album's sleeve notes:

The village of Cowley, near Exeter, awakens boyhood memories on three counts — it was the terminus of the old “F” bus route, my mum's favourite picnic spot, and a superb vantage point from which to behold the Great Western Railway in all its majesty!

Last year I discovered it was also where Priscilla Wyatt-Edgell collected 'Twas on One April Morning from Mr R. Bryant.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: The Sandman
Date: 17 Apr 21 - 10:06 AM

Cyril Tawney introduced On One April Morning to the Folk RevivaL and passed the song on to Tony Rose and Lou Killen. Cyril told me this in person, he claimed he never sang it live , but some years ago a mudcat contributor mentioned that in fact he did sing it live at least once.
Cyril Tawney: I Will Give My Love
Cyril Tawney: I Will Give My Love (Argo ZFB 87)         

I Will Give My Love
Traditional love songs from South West England
Cyril Tawney (1930-2005)

Argo Records ZFB 87 (LP, UK, October 1973)

Recorded by John Rollo and Iain Churches;
Produced by Kevin Daly;
Cover: Brockley Combe, Somerset, by Peter Baker
Musicians

Cyril Tawney: vocals, guitar;
Bob Stewart: dulcimer;
Dave Bland: concertina;
Doug Sherriff: melodeon
Tracks
Side 1        Side 2

    'Twas on One April Morning (Devon) (Roud 1546) (2.47)
    My Rose in June (Dorset) (Roud 1202) (3.25)
    Searching for Lambs (Somerset) (Roud 576; Henry H548) (2.37)
    Must I Be Bound? (Dorset) (Roud 18829; Henry H218ab) (3.52)
    The False Bride (Somerset) (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (1.52)
    The Scornful Dame (Devon) (Roud 381; G/D 5:980) (2.27)
    Midsummer Carol (Devon) (Roud 6913) (4.17)

        

    The Queen of Hearts (Devon) (Roud 3195) (2.35)
    Nancy (Hampshire) (Roud 1646) (3.07)
    I Will Give My Love an Apple (Dorset) (Roud 330) (1.57)
    The Turtle Dove (Somerset) (Roud 422) (4.02)
    The Cuckoo (Devon) (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157; Henry H479) (2.25)
    One Night As I Lay on My Bed (Dorset) (Roud 672) (2.42)
    The Sweet Streams of Nancy (Cornwall) (Roud 688; Henry H520) (2.01)
    Farewell She (Dorset) (Roud 803; Henry H504) (2.12)

All songs trad. arr. Cyril Tawney


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 19 Apr 21 - 06:54 PM

ALL IN THE APRIL EVENING
All in the April Evening - Hugh Roberton. Choir and orchestra   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh7E-A9mbUo
All In The April Evening -Aled Jones · Libera    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hqoocpFiog


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Apr 21 - 08:50 AM

'Till April is dead' Lisa Knapp   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe-WWMHQASg


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 30 Apr 21 - 07:00 PM

RUINATION DAY

It was not December.
Was not in May.
Was the 14th of April.
That is ruination day.

Gillian Welch. Ruination Day   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yXM8wxg6XM


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 15 May 21 - 07:14 AM

THE BALLAD OF BARNEY GRAHAM
Della Mae Graham

On April the thirtieth
Nineteen thirty-three
Upon the streets of Wilder
They shot him brave and free

They shot my darling father
He fell upon the ground
'Twas in the back they shot him
His blood came streaming down

They took the pistol handles
And beat him on the head
The hired gunmen beat him
'Til he was cold and dead

When he left home that morning
I though he'd soon return
But for my darlin' father
My heart shall ever yearn

We carried him to the graveyard
There we laid him down
To sleep in death for many a year
In the cold and sodden ground

Although he left the union
He tried so hard to build
His blood was spilled for justice
And justice guides us still

Liner notes from Hedy West, Old Times and Hard Times:

This elegy was written by teen-age Della Mae Graham for
her father, who was president of the United Mineworker's Union
local in Wilder. One Sunday morning Barney Graham was walking
along the dirt road that was Wilder's main street, and as he
passed the company store, two gun thugs shot and killed him.
The community was so tightly controlled by the mine owners
that no local preacher dared preach at the funeral of the dead
union man; instead, the oration was preached by divinity students
from Nashville. "The tune I sing here is from John Greenway' s
American Folk Songs of Protest which doesn't explain its source.
When Daddy knew Della Mae Graham, she recited this poem and had
no written tune."

The song also appears as Track 20 on Pete Seeger, American Industrial Ballads.

Recording by Hedy West.
Recording by Pete Seeger.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 May 21 - 12:23 PM

FARNDALE DAFFODILS   by Reg Meuross     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOPY8OY4oj4


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 May 21 - 04:39 PM

This song is ususually set in May But this version is set in April
The Bonny Black Hare (Roud 1656) - Ed Thrasher    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkrv254V0vM


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Jun 21 - 10:54 AM

Aprill is in my mistris face,

Aprill is in my mistris face,
And July in hir eyes hath place;
With in hir bosome is September,
But in her heart a could December.

Aprill is in my mistris face written by Thomas Morley is one of the best-known and shortest of English madrigals; it was published in 1594, and appears to be based on an Italian text by Livio Celiano, set by Orazio Vecchi in 1587.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Jun 21 - 03:47 AM

APRIL IS IN MY MISTRESS’ FACE
April is in my mistress' face (Thomas Morley) – Ingenium Ensemble    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPDltGCotyk


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Jun 21 - 06:36 PM

Many more recordings on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=April+is+in+my+Mistress%27+face


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Jun 21 - 12:24 PM


ONE APRIL MORNING
Mainly Norfolk Info
https://mainlynorfolk.info/cyril.tawney/songs/twasononeaprilmorning.html

“It was on one April morning, just as the sun was rising,
It was one April morning, I heard the small birds sing.”


Norma Waterson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ANgVGV-EWM
Dick Miles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaVNCXh6Bok&feature=channel_page
Steve Knightley and Jonnie Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YU66vDHIJs
Show of Hands Exmouth 2015 Twas on one April’s Morninghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqK2u9BL2wQ
Jon Boden On One April Morning https://www.facebook.com/bodenjon/videos/2600661160162453
JUNE TABOR - April Morning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FqH6IeMXvc
April Morning - Folly Bridge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjLRRqx6d3w
Ken Wilson - Twas on One April Morning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJXGRw0NJ-Y
MUDCATTune Req: on one April morning /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=107721


Here is a relevant post from above in this thread From: GUEST,Felipa - Date: 29 Mar 21 - 06:28 PM

One April Morning features in the first message. Here is a link to a different Mudcat thread discussing that song:
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=107721#2731981
Thanks Felipa


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Jun 21 - 05:49 PM


CAMPBELL THE DROVER

The first day of April I'll never forget
Three English lassies together they met
They mounted their horses and swore solemnly
That they would play a trick on the first man they see


Campbell the Drover- David Ingerson    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA3hoonMpYw
Campbell, The Drover · Grit Laskin · Margaret Christl · Ian Robb    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsg2kf5D2Ok


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 06:33 AM

WALPURGIS NIGHT SONGS

MUDCAT: Songs for Walpurgis Night (April 30)
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=137390&messages=8


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Aug 21 - 12:13 PM

THE MUIR O' CULLODEN -Lizzie Higgins    https://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/track/66020?l=en
Main Post for CULLODEN SONGS


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Aug 21 - 06:33 AM

DRUMOSSIE MOOR
Drumossie Moor · New Tradition   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Tld2UEtzY

Main Post for CULLODEN SONGS


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Oct 21 - 06:00 PM

The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, took place from April 6 to April 7, 1862, and was one of the major early engagements of the American Civil War
SHILOH HILL
Shillo Hill- Bobby Horton    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6plG_wgraF8
Wikipedia: Battle of Shiloh     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shiloh

Battle of Shiloh Hill

Come all you gallant soldiers, a story I will tell
About the bloody battle on top of Shiloh's hill
It was an awful struggle; it'll cause your heart to chill
All from the bloody battle on top of Shiloh's hill.

Was on the sixth of April about the break of day
The drums and fifes were playin' for us to march away
My feelings at that moment I do remember well
When first my feet went tramping on top of Shiloh's hill

Was about the hour of sunrise the battle it began
Before the fight was over, we fit them hand to hand
And the hollers of the battle did my heart with anguish fill
For the sick and the dying on top of Shiloh's hill

Was early the next morning we fit the fight again
Unmindful of the wounded; unuseful to the slain
The cannon smoke did hide the sun, 10,000 was the kill
And streams of blood went running on the top of Shiloh's hill

My uniform of blue was turned to a purplish red
When someone on a coming steed did strike me on the head
I sent a bullet to his heart and as he fell away
I saw the face of my father dressed in bloody gray

Although we won the battle, my heart is filled with pain
The one that brought me to this life I'll never see again
I pray to the lord consistent with his will
Lord save the souls of them poor boys that died on Shiloh's hill.


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Subject: Re: Any April songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 23 Oct 21 - 09:06 AM

"Bedtime Story," written by Jan Harmon, recorded by Anne Dodson on From Where I Sit in 1993. Video Dodson writes: "'Bedtime Story' is actually a four-part choral piece, but since I can't carry a chorus around with me, I put the bass, tenor, and alto parts on the guitar and sing the soprano."

BEDTIME STORY
Jan Harmon

Once upon a time I caught a glimpse of April
Like a spear of sunlight on a January morning
I closed myself as petals, but the light unclosed me
There so deep in darkness

Nothing, even starlight, has such tiny fingers
Stones reach out and whisper to each other without warning
And nothing, even wisdom, is as kind as roses
Or so rare and reckless

So sleep, my dearie
'Neath the dream horse hooves
I will give you, in a wreath of leaves
Bedtime stories, wishes tossed
Like flashing pennies by lovers
.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Oct 21 - 05:51 AM

COPSHAWHOLM FAIR
   

On a Friday, it fell in the month of April,
O'er the hill came the morn' with the blithe sunny smile,
And the folks they were throngin' the roads everywhere,
Makin' haste to be in at Copshawholme Fair.


Mainly Norfolk:Lyrics & Info   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/steeleye.span/songs/copshawholmefair.html
Various Recordings of Copshawholme Fair on Youtube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=COPSHAWHOLM+FAIR


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Oct 21 - 06:40 AM

I SHALL NOT CARE

When I am dead
And over me bright April
Shakes out her rain-drenched hair
Though you should lean Above me broken-hearted
I shall not care


"I Shall Not Care"- Pearls Before Swine   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD1xtXlnYQk


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 02 Dec 21 - 04:57 PM

Another Sultana song, this one by Son Volt (Jay Farrar) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBhzCfDBvus
Link To main posts above about THE SULTANA


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Dec 21 - 07:10 PM

Margaret Thatcher died on 8 April 2013

MRS THATCHER'S SONG
Mrs Thatcher Song - Alan Dean    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJh0m0E7Ozg
Lyrics to Mrs Thatcher Song     https://pesni.guru/text/belfast-busker-alan-dean-by-sean-brady-mrs-thatcher-song

I'M IN LOVE WITH MARGARET THATCHER
"I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher" From Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_in_Love_with_Margaret_Thatcher
I'm in Love With Margaret Thatcher -Not Sensibles     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnToK3kSKKg


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 09 Dec 21 - 08:46 PM

SONGS ABOUT THE INVASION OF JOHNSON COUNTY

In April, 1892, Wyoming's "Johnson County War," a conflict between large cattle owners and less wealthy settlers, culminated in the former bringing in a small army of hired gunmen to dispose of their opponents. They succeeded in killing the opposition leader, Nate Champion, but despite support from the President of the U.S., didn't come out well from the political fallout.

See the
Traditional Ballad Index for historical info and for the songs The Blood-Stained Diary and The Invasion Song. Under the title "Ballad of Nate Champion," "The Blood-Stained Diary" was recorded by The Phoenix Arizona Rebels.
Johnson County War by Chris LeDoux: Mudcat thread and YouTube
The Ballad of Nate Champion by David Wilkie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB0UfarpJ8I
Nate Champion by The Hotshot Freight Train https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DHBYdYAnlw


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 03 Jan 22 - 11:09 PM

LE PORTE-ENSEIGNE , also known as "Le 25 du mois d'avril", "Le 26 du mois d'avril", "La mort du contre-maître", and other titles, is a traditional song widespread in France and Canada. It tells of a dying soldier's farewell to his sweetheart, and usually begins something like "Voici le mois d'avril arrivé..." (The month of April has come...)

See
main thread for further discussion and many recordings.


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 06 Jan 22 - 06:24 PM

April 3, 1911, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada: six men perish, four of them from the same family; they'd gone out to the sea-ice to hunt seals.

COMPLAINTE DES LEBEL written by Nelson Arsenault
Historical notes and lyrics: https://www.centredarchivesdesiles.org/2019/04/ephemeride-3-avril-tragedie-sur-les.html
Recording by Georges Langford: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu2k5aaFsr8
Recording by Mélusine [électrotrad]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9JShzvLELE


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Subject: The Dance of the Cherry Trees
From: Felipa
Date: 21 Feb 22 - 05:55 PM

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=171051 THE DANCE OF THE CHERRY TREES recorded, and presumbably written by, John Spillane.

Let me tell you 'bout the cherry trees
Every April in our town
They put on the most outrageous clothes
And they sing and they dance around

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


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Apr 22 - 05:54 PM

THE CUCKOO

Various dates in April are called 'Cuckoo Day ' and some places hold 'Cuckoo Fairs'.
Marsden Cuckoo Day Festival    
https://www.visitengland.com/experience/herald-coming-spring-real-old-english-knees

The Cuckoo (song) From Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cuckoo_(song)

Mainly Norfolk: The Cuckoo / The Coo Coo Bird     https://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/thecuckoo.html
Many recordings of "The Cuckoo" on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+cuckoo+song


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Apr 22 - 09:28 AM

April 20, 1914 The Ludlow Massacre, attack on striking coal miners and their families by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards at Ludlow, Colorado, resulting in the deaths of 25 people, including 11 children.

LUDLOW MASSACRE
By Woody Guthrie

Wikipedia:Ludlow Massacre (song)   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow_Massacre_(song)
Ludlow Massacre · Woody Guthrie     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGuASGyI7SY
Dick Gaughan - Ludlow Massacre    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNFyTBs4rP8
The Ludlow Massacre · Christy Moore    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktWxFtkL314
Ludlow Massacre · Ramblin' Jack Elliott     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ5fwfYdUTk
Ludlow Massacre · John McCutcheon    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3FUT7-t7lI

MUDCAT DT lyrics : LUDLOW MASSACRE (Woody Guthrie)     /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=3779
MUDCAT: Tune Origins: WOODY'S LUDLOW MASSACRE - INFO PLEASE     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=6877#top


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Apr 22 - 05:10 PM

26th April 1937The bombing of Guernika in the Spanish Civil War

PICASSO PAINTS GUERNICA
Picasso Paints Guernica - Robin Laing   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jjTYr3mZOI

SPANISH BOMBS
Spanish Bombs- The Clash    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-qcy0-7ngw

IN GUERNICA
In Guernica -Joan Baez Lyrics    
http://lyrics.doheth.co.uk/songs/joan-baez/baptism/in-guernica.php
Joan Baez    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZrUXaGCiEc


GUERNICA(Tribute to Picasso)
Guernica (Tribute to Picasso)"Mad World" as performed by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules)    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFCXdO9HQBw

Link to SONGS ABOUT THE BOMBING OF GUERNIKA   posted above


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Jun 22 - 10:19 AM

I SYNG OF A MAYDEN aKa "As Dewe in Aprille"
“I Syng of a Mayden” From Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_syng_of_a_mayden
Many recordings of “I Syng of a Mayden” on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=I+Syng+of+a+Mayden++song
Many recordings of "As Dewe in Aprille" on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22As+Dewe+in+Aprille%22%3C+song


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GUEST,Geordie Downie
Date: 05 Jun 22 - 03:46 PM

APRIL FOOL’S DAY MORN

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III- April Fool's Day Morn    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woaZiqmpah8


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Jun 22 - 06:49 PM

TILL APRIL IS DEAD

'Till April is dead' Lisa Knapp on Youtube     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe-WWMHQASg


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 18 Jun 22 - 06:23 PM

ELEPHANT ISLAND

April 15th1916, Shackleton's Antarctic expedition arrived on Elephant Island

'Elephant Island -The Difference Engine    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxmTzD424fo
INFORMATION:geographical.co.uk/https://geographical.co.uk/people/explorers/item/1626-on-this-day-1916-shackleton-arrives-on-elephant-island


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Jun 22 - 12:19 PM

9 April,1806     Birthday of English engineer and inventor Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He was one of the greatest 19th-century engineers. Brunel designed railways, bridges, tunnels, viaducts and ships.

SONGS ABOUT ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL
"BRUNEL” - The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21QqXumEWFU
"Brunel Railway Song"    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7NOhggkJfI
"Isambard Kingdom Brunel" · The Crowman & the Fiddling Pixie    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY4fVPxl1TA

Isambard Kingdom Brunel from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isambard_Kingdom_Brunel


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Jun 22 - 11:08 AM

SONGS ABOUT IQBAL MASIH
April 16, 1995 - Iqbal Masih, a young boy from Pakistan spoke out against child labour and was shot to death. He had been sold into servitude as a carpet weaver at the age of four and spent the next six years shackled to a loom. At age ten, he escaped and began speaking out, attracting worldwide attention.

Iqbal Masih:from Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iqbal_Masih
Iqbal Masih, Child Hero    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW15xzLt2VI
“You Spoke Louder Everyday”- Buster Shuffle     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-5y_hOI--8    
Song, Tribute to Iqbal Masih    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJnpq9fR1iY
”Iqbal Masih vive”    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oaiSphzwLA


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Jul 22 - 06:51 PM

SONGS SUNG BY PAUL ROBESON
April 9, 1898 Birthday of African American actor and singer Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Robeson
“Paul Robeson Songs” from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Paul_Robeson_songs
Paul Robeson Top Tracks on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Paul+Robeson+Top+Tracks


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