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Any April Songs?

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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 20 Jul 22 - 09:15 AM

Monday, April 27th, 1863 The steamer Anglo Saxon of the Canadian Line ran ashore and was completely lost at Clam Cove, Cape Race, owing to a thick fog

LOSS OF “ THE ANGLO SAXON”
SS Anglo Saxon (1856) from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Anglo_Saxon_(1856)
”Loss of the Anglo Saxon”-LYRICS    http://gestsongs.com/36/anglo.htm
Information about the song from fresno state folklore/ballads http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/JMOC062.html


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 19 Jul 22 - 05:22 PM

THE SMUGGLERS OF BUFFALO
It was on the thirteenth of April as I lay on my bed,
A'thinking of the sorrows that crowned my aching head;
And surrounded I was by officers, and with them I was forced to go
To serve a dreary sentence in the jails of Buffalo.

The Smugglers of Buffalo - Greg Hodapp    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3wQiU7Z298


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Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Jul 22 - 05:05 PM

The Battle at the Haughs o’ Cromdale took place near Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire. on 30 April and 1 May 1690.

THE HAUGHS O’ CROMDALE
Many recordings of ” The Haughs o’ Cromdale “ on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+haughs+of+cromdale+
Mainly Norfolk: The Haughs of Cromdale - Lyrics and information   https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/thehaughsofcromdale.html


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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 Birthdate 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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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: 23 Jun 22 - 12:19 PM

9 April,1806     Birth date 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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