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Any May songs?

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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 19 May 22 - 10:26 AM

Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire May Day carols

May Day Carols

CAMBRIDGESHIRE MAY CAROL Tune: ARISE, ARISE

CAMBRIDGE MAY GARLAND SONG Collected in 1900 in the Peterborough area

CHESHIRE MAY-DAY CAROL

ESSEX So many carols have been Christianized, shifting the homage to the ancient deities to God and Our Lady, as in the next examples.

HERTFORDSHIRE Hitchin May Day Song


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 19 May 22 - 06:45 AM

BETWEEN SEA AND LAND – A TRIP TO THE WHITSUNTIDE FAIR by Henry Peacock 2022

Tune; Rambleaway as sung by Roger Wilson. Performed by the Albion Band on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_0LBEbiVhU

Twice every day the tide fills Morecambe Bay
Sweeping aside anything in its way
Ellen and Thomas worked on Flookburgh sands
Reaping the harvest between sea and land

Ellen, my darling girl, Thomas then said
It won’t be long now before we are wed
And people in hundreds come from far and wide
To watch as we walk down the aisle side by side

Chorus; Sailors take to the sea, others never leave land
             But in Flookburgh the folk spend their lives on the sand

In Ulverston there’ll be the Whitsuntide Fair
We’ll take all our friends and we’ll have some fun there
And so they set off at the break of the day
Over the sands that surround Morecambe Bay

Thomas bought Ellen a new dress to wear
A ring for her finger and a bow for her hair
The sun was going down at the end of the day
As they departed on their homeward way

Chorus

The sands hold great dangers for wandering souls
Where the rush of the tide scours out steep-sided holes
Their cart in the dark, I am sorry to say
Was heading towards a deep pool in their way

Early next morning nine bodies were found
The coroner confirmed his verdict of drowned
Who thought that a day that began so carefree
Would end on the sands in such dark tragedy?

Chorus

At noon on the Sunday the muffled church bells
Sadly rang over the grey Furness Fells
And mourners in hundreds came from far and wide
As Ellen and Thomas were laid side by side

Nine lives were needlessly lost on the sands
Caught in the space inbetween sea and land
Today as you cross the sands safely by train
Remember those poor souls whose trip was in vain

Chorus

The events in this song occurred in 1846. Until 1974, Furness was part of Lancashire - the two were linked by the dangerous road across the sands. The Earl of Burlington - who became the Duke of Devonshire - promoted a railway from Ulverston to Carnforth, and by 1857 trains would carry passengers safely over both the Kent and the Leven rivers.


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 May 22 - 05:40 PM

JOLI MOIS DE MAI
Joli Mois de Mai- Many recordings on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Joli+mois+de+mai


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 May 22 - 05:31 PM

ONE MORNING IN MAY  (Hoagy Carmichael )

One morning in May, don't forget, dear
That one wonderful day when we met, dear
The world over was blue clover
And hearts carefree and gay


'One Morning in May' From Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Morning_in_May_(1933_song)#:~:text=%22One%20Morning%20in%20May%22%20is,and%20music%20by%20Hoag
One Morning In May · Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra · Mitchell Parish · Hoagy Carmichael     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdZ0ifGyL98
One Morning In May · Al Bowlly · The Ray Noble Orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUWgvnQa12Q


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 May 22 - 05:47 PM

SONGS OF GEORGE FORMBY
26 May.1904 Birthday of George Formby, Wigan born entertainer and Ealing film star, famous for his ukulele.
Songs of George Formby on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=george+formby+songs
MUDCAT: George Formby     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=95669#top
MUDCAT: Lyr Req: George Formby Songs    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=6124#top< BR>


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 13 May 22 - 05:54 PM

Mick Blake has composed and recorded a song about Seán Mac Diarmada another man executed for his part in the Dublin Easter Rising against British rule in Ireland, Seán Mac Diarmada. Mac Diarmada was killed on the same day as James Connolly, 12 May 1916.

Today I added Mick's lyrics and links to his recording of SEÁN MAC DIARMADA (THE PRIDE OF CORRANMORE) to the Mudcat discussion thread
Sean MacDiarmada/Sean McDermott

MUDCAT:Sean MacDiarmada/Sean McDermott    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=159117#3768421


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 May 22 - 05:27 PM

THE MONTH OF MAY   aka The Merry Haymakers

The Month of May · Bob Copper · Ron Copper    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Z59YUBi9w
Mainly Norfolk: The Merry Haymakers / The (Pleasant) Month of May    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/copperfamily/songs/themerryhaymakers.html
The Month of May · John Roberts, Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig & Steve Woodruff     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM1UgQ_VXzU


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 09 May 22 - 07:22 PM

On 14 May 2021, Henryp cited Gathering Rushes in the Month of May, aka Underneath Her Apron. Link to " Gathering Rushes in the Month of May" posted above It's a song of merry May seduction. I'm adding some Mudcat links which could be added to that message.

One of the linked recordings in that post is A Wee Bird Cam' Tae My Apron · Jean Redpath · Abby Newton    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uNGheGyvDo Casey sang this song on the 9 May 2022 Mudcat singaround

The lyrics of that Scottish variant are posted on Mudcat
A WEE BIRD CAM' TAE MY APRON


It fell on a morning, a morning in May
My faither's cows they a' went astray
I loukit me down and the heather was gay
And a burr stack tae my apron

also at Mudcat
UNDERNEATH HER APRON

A pretty young girl all in the month of May,
She's gathering rushes just at the break of day,
But before she come home she had bore a little son,
And she rolled him underneath her aperon.

and

THE REAPING OF THE RUSHES GREEN

- As I walked out one morning, it being in the merry month of May,
Me and my two wild beagles, hoping to find some game to kill.
When I spied no one but Mary; she appeared to me like a virgin queen
She being at her daily labour at the reaping of her rushes green. -

is among lyrics posted at Mudcat discussion
ADD: bonny little bunch of rushes/Gathering Rushes along with some related songs which don't mention the month of May


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 May 22 - 06:07 PM

9 May 1887    Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show opened in London.
WE'RE OFF TO SEE THE WILD WEST SHOW
We're Off to See the Wild West Show- Various recordings on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=we%27re+off+to+see+the+wild+west+show


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 09 May 22 - 04:24 PM

A version of THE COALMINER AND THE PITMAN'S WIFE has these lines in the last verse

Well, the pit gates are locked, little more I've to say,
I was turned out of my house on the thirteenth of May.

source: Dallas:One Hundred Songs of Toil 1974

The lyrics are among the versions posted at Mudcat thread
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=68589#3285561

These lines aren't in the versions I've heard so I don't know what recording to recommend. The discussion thread does include some links to recordings; the discussion is partly about the different tunes that versions of The Coalminer and the Pitman's Wife are set to.


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 09 May 22 - 03:24 PM

I LOVE MY SAILOR BOY - From Franz Rickaby, Ballads and Songs of the Shanty-Boy (1926), p. 203.
Apparently from M. C. Dean's The Flying Cloud.

Abroad as I rambled one morning in May,
So carelessly I rambled down Liverpool's streets so gay.
I overheard a fair maid, and this was all her cry,
"And let my friends say what they will, I love my sailor boy."


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 May 22 - 05:28 PM

8 May 1429 The French warrior maiden, Joan of Arc, led the Dauphin’s troops to victory over the English at Orleans.

SONGS ABOUT JOAN OF ARC
Songs about Joan of Arc From Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Songs_about_Joan_of_Arc
Joan of Arc (Leonard Cohen song) From Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Arc_(Leonard_Cohen_song)
Joan of Arc - Leonard Cohen     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPf5Ki9ygVY
Chant à Sainte Jeanne d'Arc - French Song to St Joan of Arc    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVoWh7faBvg
Maid Of Orleans - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmwMhjbThKg
   
   


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 08 May 22 - 01:31 PM

James Connolly, trade union activist and leader of the Irish Citizen Army, was executed on 12 May 1916 for his part in the Easter Rising for Irish independence.

JAMES CONNOLLY SONGS : I have added links to lyrics and recordings in one of the James Connolly discussion threads on Mudcat. https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=13902

TITLES:
JAMES CONNOLLY

WHERE OH WHERE IS OUR JAMES CONNOLLY

CONNOLLY WAS THERE
Dick Gaughan - Connolly Was There    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4zt3hOkiwg

MAY 12th, 1916- A SONG FOR JAMES CONNOLLY

Niall Connolly - May 12th 1916 - A Song for James Connolly    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWa0ubNgQ9I

"Paddymac" posted words to a poem, CONNOLLY, by Liam Mac Gabhann, on the same Mudcat thread on 22 Sept. 1999

There is also a thread containing several of James Connolly's own compositions and several of his lyrics/poems are in the DT. https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=16522


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 May 22 - 04:40 PM

A memorable performance of I Roved Out. Andy Irvine sings and plays hurdy-gurdy, with Paul Brady whistle and guitar and Donal Lunny guitar in 1976.

As I Roved Out

Link to "As I Roved Out" posted above


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 May 22 - 04:29 PM

FACING THE CHAIR (Andy Irvine) From Andy Irvine's recent double CD OLD DOG LONG ROAD – VOL.2. Another song about Sacco and Vanzetti
Facing the Chair Andy Irvine: mandola & vocal Recorded in Dreieichenhain, Germany on 3rd December 1982.

Being a massive fan of Woody Guthrie’s from an early age, I bought his records as they came out. “Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti” came out on Folkways in 1960. Woody had recorded it in 1946/47 but was not really satisfied with the result. I had not heard of these two Italian anarchists whose trial for murder in Boston had led to them being found guilty and executed in the Electric Chair in 1927.

His lyrics made a great impression on me and I studied the books which had been written about these events. As the trial unfolded, the bias of Judge Thayer became more and more evident and I came to the conclusion, along with Woody and most other socially minded people that a terrible injustice had been perpetrated. I wrote this song after visiting the courthouse in Dedham MA where so much of this trial had been held.

Massachusetts Governor Endicott Peabody (1963-65) strongly opposed capital punishment and "vowed that he would not sign a death warrant even for the Boston Strangler, if he were ever caught and convicted." In 1977, Governor Michael Dukakis issued a proclamation vindicating Sacco and Vanzetti, stating that they had been treated unjustly and that no stigma should be associated with their names.


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 05 May 22 - 03:39 PM

3 MAY 1916 Grace Gifford and Joseph Plunkett married in Kilmainham Gaol. Joseph Plunkett was condemned to death for his part in the Easter Rising against British rule in Ireland.

song GRACE by Frank and Seán Ó Meara https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=2379

Mudcat discussion https://mudcat.org/thread.CFM?threadID=5041

as sung by Jim McCann

sung by Caoimhe Mooney

The lyrics have been translated to Irish Gaelic, quite appropriately as J Plunkett was a keen member of the Gaelic League. He was one of the founders of the Irish Esperanto League as well.

translation by Ciarán Fox, sung by Kelli McGrory

translation by Seán Mac Cumhaill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU0SKL5GogA
lyrics in notes and comments

translation by Zara Ní Fhinn lyrics on screen

some background

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/1916/joseph-plunketts-wedding-wasnt-romantic-it-was-sordid-34622448.html


https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/1916/joseph-plunketts-wedding-wasnt-romantic-it-was-sordid-34622448.html


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Subject: Sacco and Vanzetti arrested 5 May 1920
From: Felipa
Date: 05 May 22 - 02:43 PM

Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were Italian immigrants and anarchists who were charged with armed robbery and murder. They were executed in Aug. 1927, after very controversial trials."Anti-Italianism, anti-immigrant, and anti-Anarchist bias were suspected as having heavily influenced the verdict." (Wikipedia)

Sacco and Vanzetti were charged with the crime of murder on May 5, 1920, and indicted four months later on September 14. I had to look up the dates of indictment and execution but I always remember the date they were arrested because I know a Woody Guthrie song RED WINE with lines, "'twas 1920, the fifth of May, a cop and some buddies took two men away". https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=4922 (I learned a slightly abridged version from the singing of Bill Vanaver)

https://www.woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Red_Wine.htm

performed by Woody Guthrie


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 05 May 22 - 09:16 AM

WE WILL SING by Kate Rusby

When May comes in she brings the flowers,
We will sing, we will sing,
And winter by the door she cowers,
We will sing, we will sing.

We will sing


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 May 22 - 06:46 PM

5 May,1821   Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile on St. Helena.

SONGS ABOUT NAPLOEON BONAPARTE

MUDCAT: Songs about Napoleon   
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=80106
Wikipedia:Songs about Napoleon     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Songs_about_Napoleon


DONE WITH BONAPARTE
Done With Bonaparte -Mark Knopfler;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgSYnu0bZ_E

NAPOLEON'S DREAM aka THE DREAM OF NAPOLEON
Many recordings on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=NAPOLEON%27S+DREAM+%2Csong
Mudcat DT::The Dream of Napoleon    /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=6186

THE GRAND CONVERSATION ON NAPOLEON
Many recordings on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Grand+Conversation+on+Napoleon

BONEY WAS A WARRIOR
Many recordings of 'Boney was a Warrior' on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=BONEY+WAS+A+WARRIOR+

THE GREEN LINNET
The Green Linnet- Dick Gaughan    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfbNX9p9-BE

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
Mudcat DT: "Napoleon Bonaparte"
/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=4181
"Napoleon Bonaparte" Jim Mageean & Pat Sheridan    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dIgVy2w-TM


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 May 22 - 09:46 AM

IN MAY, THAT LUSTY SEASON
In May, That Lusty Season · Libana    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxqaiv4FE_E
In May, That Lusty Season · The Heath Sisters     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PpZwXagQBo


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 May 22 - 05:05 PM

Thanks for 'We'll go to sea no more' Felipa -there are extra verses for this version of the song here     https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Scottish_Song/We%27ll_go_to_sea_no_more


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 01 May 22 - 01:35 PM

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=34523
THE RIVER LEA
attributed to Sam Peck

It was one fine day in the month of May,
And I was outward bound.
I hadn't any tin to buy some gin,
So I walked the street all around.
My shoes was out at the elbows,
And I was sore in need
So I shipped as a jolly sailor
On board of the River Lea.

No more I'll go to sea,
beat down the bay of Fundy.
Forever more I'll stay on shore,
I'll go to sea no more.

Cliff Haslam sings The River Lea
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJGS7hnMhEk

sung by Dan Milner

The following song has the Isle of May, which is a place in Scotland, not a month. Both songs have a "Go to sea no more" chorus
https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=7690

WE'LL GO TO SEA NO MORE

Oh! blythly shines the bonnie sun
Upon the Isle of May,
And blythly comes the morning tide
Into St. Andrews bay;
Then up, gudeman--the breeze is fair;
And up my braw bairns three,--
There's goud in yonder bonnie boat
That sails so well the sea!

When haddocks leave the Firth of Forth,
And mussels leave the shore;
When oysters climb up Berwick Law,
We'll go to sea no more,
No more,
We'll go to sea no more.
_______________________


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 May 22 - 07:28 AM

Magpie Lane / As I walked through the meadows / First of May

Start of the first ever performance by Magpie Lane - 3rd May 1993, in the Holywell Music Room, Oxford.

First of May


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 May 22 - 07:12 AM


SWALCLIFFE MAY DAY CAROL Magpie Lane, first public performance Oxford, 3 May 1993

I learned the song from Forty Long Miles: twenty-three English folk songs from the collection of Janet Heatley Blunt, edited by Tony Foxworthy and published by Galliard / EFDSS in 1976.

Swalcliffe (pronounced sway-cliff) is a village near Banbury in North Oxfordshire. The words of this carol were noted by Miss Annie Norris around 1840 from the singing of a group of children in the village. The words were passed onto the collector - and Adderbury resident - Janet Blunt in 1908, and she finally collected a tune for the song from Mrs Woolgrove of Swalcliffe, and Mrs Lynes of Sibford, at Sibford fete, July 1921.

May Day Carol

May Song by Magpie Lane

A song inspired by the May Day celebrations at Padstow in Cornwall where an ancient "Obby 'Oss" has for centuries been paraded through town. The words and tune, by contemporary songwriter Dave Webber, have entered the folk tradition.

May Song
This song is also known as Hail,hail the First of May Link to HAIL THE FIRST OF MAY posted above


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 01 May 22 - 06:46 AM

OHIO , written by Neil Young, commemorates the four deaths at Kent State University, 4 May 1970. Recording by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young at https://youtu.be/l1PrUU2S_iw


Ohio-Neil Young    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdVMGKOFIwY


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Apr 22 - 06:54 PM

ONE MAY MORNING
One May Morning · Louis Killen    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMFG1iQvMss


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Apr 22 - 04:24 PM

typo above, the spelling of Príosún Chluain Meala (Chluain is correct)


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Apr 22 - 08:57 AM

Edmund Sheehy, James Buxton and Buck Farrell were held in Clonmel Gaol, Co Tipperary, Ireland and executed in Clogheen 3 May 1775. The three men were convicted of the murder of John Bridge and of aiding and assisting the Whiteboys. The Whiteboys sought agrarian reform; they were similar in many respects to the Levellers (and sometimes went by that name) but often used terrorist methods.

A suitable song to sing in commemoration:
THE CONVICT OF CLONMEL aka The Gaol of Cluain Meala by J.J. Callinan, is a translation of the Irish language song "PRÍOSÚN CHLUIAN MEALA"; which in some versions mentions "na Buachaillí Bána", the Whiteboys.
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10313 thread name: Lyr Add: Clun Malla


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Apr 22 - 05:31 AM

https://youtu.be/LOi_wxypeGc


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Apr 22 - 07:37 PM

THE SPIRIT OF MOTHER JONES
The Spirit of Mother Jones · Andy Irvine   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRbcydTWElY

DISHPAN BRIGADE
Dishpan Brigade -Kiya Heartwood    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN8XmBeHUGA

MOTHER JONES IN HEAVEN
Mother Jones In Heaven (and Hell) - A Musical by Si Kahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFSrOVYKRlE

THE DEATH OF MOTHER JONES
"The Death of Mother Jones"- Gene Autry    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVajXBl7BSc

WELCOME HOME MOTHER JONES
' Welcome Mother Jones' Folk and Traditional Song Lyrics    
http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/Welcome_Mother_Jones.htm


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Apr 22 - 07:27 PM

May 1, 1830 Birthday of Mary 'Mother' Jones,the Irish-born American labour leader who was called ' the most dangerous woman in America ' by Theodore Roosevelt.

britannica.com: Mother JonesAmerican labour leader     https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mother-Jones-American-labour-leader
'Mother Jones'From Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Jones

SONGS ABOUT MOTHER JONES

MOTHER JONES
'Mother Jones' Info& Recording on Union Songs   
https://unionsong.com/u823.html

THE MOST DANGEROUS WOMAN

The Most Dangerous Woman · Ani DiFranco · Utah Phillips    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO0pXTik0OE

THE MOST DANGEROUS WOMAN IN AMERICA
The Most Dangerous Woman in America -Raymond Crooke   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI2NIpYra3I
Mother Jones- 'The Most Dangerous Woman in America': Documentary   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4dICZsNXBE


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 24 Apr 22 - 10:23 AM

THE HUSBAND WITH NO COURAGE IN HIM

As I walked out one May morning
To view the fields and the leaves a-springing
I saw two maidens standing by
And one of them her hands was wringing


Mainly Norfolk: O, Dear, O / The Husband With No Courage in Him / My Husband's Got No Courage in Him   
https://www.mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/odearo.html
Various YouTube recordings of ' My Husband’s Got No Courage In Him '     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=My+Husband%E2%80%99s+Got+No+Courage+In+Him


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Apr 22 - 01:41 PM

Maggie May ?


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: Stringsinger
Date: 22 Apr 22 - 01:24 PM

Padsdow song "Oss oss we oss"? I don' have the lyrics but it's like
"Unite and unite......for summer is a-cumin' today
..............In the merry morning of May."

I'm sure English Catters know it.


PADSTOW MAY SONG aka OSS OSS
'Obby 'Oss festival From Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27Obby_%27Oss_festival
Mainly Norfolk: Padstow May Song   https://mainlynorfolk.info/steeleye.span/songs/padstowmaysong.html
Padstow Night Song    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwSv8YEr78g

Padstow Day Song   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86_NSluiVPc
Many more recordings on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Padstow+May+Song


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Apr 22 - 12:54 PM

LADY ISABEL AND THE ELF KNIGHT(Child #4; Roud #21)

Fair lady Isabel sits in her bower sewing,
Aye as the gowans grow gay
There she heard an elf-knight blawing his horn.
The first morning in May


'Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight' from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Isabel_and_the_Elf_Knight
Many recordings on YouTube   https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+Lady+Isabel+and+the+Elf-Knight
Emilie Faiella - Lady Isabel and the Elf-Knight, a Medieval Ballad (with lyrics)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6q4qHEXfMs


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GUEST,Diolch
Date: 15 Feb 22 - 05:14 AM

THE BOLD FISHERMAN has been recorded from such luminaries as Harry Cox (although his version is set in June), Sam Larner, Alice Webb, and Walter Pardon. This song is also much beloved by the current generation of young singers.

Mudcat:
/mudcat.org/detail.cfm?messages__Message_ID=3082512
Mainly Norfolk:https://mainlynorfolk.info/copperfamily/songs/theboldfisherman.html
George Sansome, also of Granny's Attic (May):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMEZA7YF2I4
Ruth Notman and Sam Kelly (June):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hSzZQBGyUs

Link to "The Bold Fisherman" posting above


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GUEST,Diolch
Date: 13 Feb 22 - 01:40 PM

Norma Waterson's version of FLOWER OF SWEET STRABANE on her collection Bright Shiny Morning mentions May in the first verse, although other versions I've heard don't (e.g. Margaret Barry, or Paddy Tunney). The folk process in action presumably.

Norma's lyrics:
https://mainlynorfolk.info/watersons/songs/flowerofsweetstrabane.html


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 06 Feb 22 - 07:14 PM

THE PRIDE OF THE SPRINGFIELD ROAD aka THE COTTON MILL SONG
I took my love out for a walk in the merry month of May.
The birds were singing sweetly as we went along the way.

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=51243#781292

youtube:
Craobh Rua
Houl' Yer Whisht


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Subject: birthdays of Percy French and Pete Seeger
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Jan 22 - 09:03 PM

I've been at a Zoom sing tonight 25 Jan celebrating the birthday of both Robbie Burns and Ewan MacColl by singing there songs. There were slightly more MacColl songs sung than Burns songs on this occasion. So I was thinking of other singers and songwriters whose birthdays we might commemorate.
PERCY FRENCH ( (1 MAY 1854 – 24 January 1920)
Mudcat thread
The Songs of Percy French includes a list of the songs in a book by that title, with clickable links to those songs which can be found on the Mudcat site. see message posted by Joe Offer on 28 Sept 2008

PETE SEEGER (3 MAY 1919 - 27 Jan 2014) If you search for Pete's name in this discussion, you will find mention of several recordings by Pete of the various May songs. Pete is not primarily known as a songwriter, but he did write quite a few songs including IF I HAD A HAMMER, TOMORROW IS A HIGHWAY, WAIST DEEP IN THE BIG MUDDY, MY RAINBOW RACE, ENGLISH IS CRAZY, and part of WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE. There is a Mudcat discussion thread entitled Pete Seeger songs


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Dec 21 - 05:04 PM

Thanks Reinhard , all the on-line translations seem a bit odd
The following link appears to give a better translation of the second line but cannot be right with " There is some whine I never tasted before" https://www.lyrtran.com/Der-Mai-ist-gekommen-id-76295


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: Reinhard
Date: 01 Dec 21 - 09:21 AM

That is a very strange word-for-word translation without any sense of language and phrasing. E.g. the second line "Die Bäume schlagen aus" means "The trees are budding", not "The trees are beating out".


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Dec 21 - 06:36 AM

Another German May song    DER MAI IST GEKOMMEN
   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usn8qpZdqGU
Lyrics and Translationhttps://songstranslation.com/nena/der-mai-ist-gekommen/


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: oldhippie
Date: 30 Nov 21 - 01:50 PM

MAY SONG   (translated from German)

How wonderful is Maytime
With Flowers in bloom everywhere
If she with me would stay
In all the splendor of Maytime
My heart would be happy and gay.

I would that my beloved
Were here my joy to share
If she with me would stay
In all the splendor of Maytime
My heart would be happy and gay.


As published in The Ditty Bag" 1946 by Janet Tobitt


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 30 Nov 21 - 08:14 AM

THE KENT STATE MASSACRE

The Kent State shootings, also known as the May 4 massacre and the Kent State massacre, were the killings of four and wounding of nine other unarmed Kent State University students by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970 in Kent, Ohio

More from Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings#:~:text=The%20Kent%20State%20shootings%2C%20also,64%20km)%20south%20of%20Clev
The Kent State Massacre- Barbara Dane     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCb0v6TlRAo


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 30 Nov 21 - 08:02 AM

GUEST,    I get it - May You Never    maybe not.


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 21 - 04:50 AM

https://youtu.be/LOi_wxypeGc


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 30 Nov 21 - 04:29 AM

THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS

Composed by Stan Ransom in 1992 for the 100th anniversary of the Adirondack Park. (
recording)


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 30 Nov 21 - 04:12 AM

May 20, 1892: The act is signed that creates the Adirondack Park.
This date is also the birthday of Harold K. Hochschild, the founder of the Adirondack Museum.

DON'T FORGET TO THANK HAROLD
by Dan Berggren (
recording 1992)

On the twentieth of May in 1892,
The Adirondack Park was brand-spanking-new.
So was Harold Hochschild, that’s his birthday, too
And he left a lot of presents for me and you


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 30 Nov 21 - 02:48 AM

BLACKBERRY WINTER

Written by Louise Mosrie and Mike Richardson

On the first day of May, frost lay on the vine
When just yesterday, it was warm as summertime
But the North wind did bring her cold heart with her
Now we're in the middle of a blackberry winter


Lyrics
Sung by Louise Mosrie on her album Home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY7g0278Xb8


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Subject: RE: Any May songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Nov 21 - 09:32 AM

WITH HER HEAD TUCKED UNDERNEATH HER ARM

On 19 May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was executed by beheading.

Many recordings of “ With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm “ on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=With+Her+Head+Tucked+Underneath+Her+Arm+
With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm From Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/With_Her_Head_Tucked_Underneath_Her_Arm
MUDCAT:DT Lyrics ANNE BOLEYN(R.L. Weston and Bert Lee.) @displaysong.cfm?SongID=297


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