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Subject: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 06:15 AM

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Can you suggest any songs associated with the month of July ie: (A) Any songs with July in the title (B) Any songs with a July date given in the lyrics (C) Any songs referencing an event that is known to have occurred in July 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 JULY SONGS
Below is an index of the Julysongs 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.

AMELIA EARHEART’S LAST RIDE
AIR AN SOMME
ARGUMENT OF HIS BOOK (THE)  by Robert Herrick
BALLAD OF HARRY LEWIS (THE)
BALLAD OF MARY ROSE (THE)
BASTILLE DAY
BATTLE OF THE SOMME (THE)
BLACK DAY IN JULY
BONNIE DUNDEE
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
BOYNE WATER
BRIGHAM YOUNG, WESTERN PIONEER
BSL BALLAD(THE)
BUTCHER BOY (THE)
ÇA IRA
CAMP MEETING ON THE 4TH JULY
CAN’T YOU DANCE THE POLKA aka Oh You New York Girls
CAPTAIN WARD AND THE RAINBOW
COLD DAY IN JULY (A)
CRUISE OF THE SUN GLORY (THE)
CUCKOO (THE)
DUNNE’S STORE STRIKE (THE)
FAREWELL TO THE GOLD
FOURTH OF JULY by Sufjan Stevens
4th JULY- Dave Alvin
FOURTEENTH OF JULY (THE)
FROM THE SHANKILL TO THE SOMME
GENTLE MEN CD TRILOGY by Robb Johnson
GLAD TO BE GAY
GONE TO AMERICA
GREAT COMPROMISE (THE)
GRUAGACH OG AN FHUILT BHAIN
HAYMAKERS (THE)
HEARTS OF GLORY
HENRY THE POACHER
HOT DAY IN JULY
HOUSE OF ORANGE (THE)
INDEPENDENCE DAY - Ani DiFranco
ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI
JARVEY WAS A LEPRECHAUN (THE)
JULY TREE
JULY WAKES
L’ANSON’S RACEHORSE
LURGAN TOWN
LIVING BY THE WATER
LORD WILLOUGHBY
MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (A)
MOWER (THE)
MY FATHER HATED THE GERMANS
OLD KIMBALL
OULD ORANGE FLUTE (THE)
PICKWICK CLUB TRAGEDY(THE)
RECRUITING SERGEANT THE)  by Bob Hallett.
RIGS O’ RYE (THE)
SASH MY FATHER WORE ( THE)
SLIEVENAMON
SONG FOR THE TWELFTH OF JULY
SONGS ABOUT LADY GODIVA
SONGS ABOUT THE BATTLE OF MARSTON MOOR
SONGS ABOUT THE SPANISH ARMADA
SONGS ABOUT THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR
STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN
TOM PAINE'S BONES
TEACHING FRENCH IN KILLYLOO
TEN YOUNG WOMEN AND ONE YOUNG MAN
TUMBLING THROUGH THE HAY
TWELFTH OF JULY (THE)
WALKING THE DOG
WONDERFUL GUY (A)
WORLD CUP WILLIE
WRONG BUS (THE)
YANKEE DOODLE BOY
YOUR INDEPENDENCEDAY - Janet Bates
ZMAN MATN KHEYRUSEYNU


CAPTAIN WARD AND THE RAINBOW

It was on the first of July we sailed from the west,
Loaded with silks and satins a cargo of the best.


Mainly Norfolk Info:    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/peter.bellamy/songs/wardt

Come all you jolly mariners that like to take a dram,
Well, I'll tell you of a robber who o'er the seas did come.
And he sent a letter to his king on the eleventh of July,
To see if he would accept of him for his jovial company.


Captain Ward and the Rainbow · Brian Peters     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcld3cn5xuM
Captain Ward · Rachael McShane    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byGrobTaKHQ


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GerryM
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 08:31 AM


YANKEE DOODLE BOY
"The Yankee Doodle Boy", also well known as "(I'm a) Yankee Doodle Dandy" is a patriotic song from the Broadway musical Little Johnny Jones written by George M. Cohan. The song was performed by James Cagney in the 1942 film Yankee Doodle Dandy, in which he played Cohan.

Recording by Jimmy Cagney.


I'm a Yankee Doodle dandy
A Yankee Doodle, do or die
A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam
Born on the Fourth of July
,

The Yankee Doodle Boy (George M. Cohan)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyCxOKP_q7o
The Yankee Doodle Boy (Yankee Doodle Dandy) · Christopher Todd Landor    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDs-B5r0H2I


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: cnd
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 08:36 AM

A COLD DAY IN JULY

Ray Price: A Cold Day In July -
listen

The moon is full but my arms are empty
All night long how I've pleaded and cried
You always said the day that you would leave me
Would be a cold day in July



More recordings on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cold+day+in+july+



The Wolfe Brothers: Camp Meeting In July - link
CAMP MEETING ON THE 4TH JULY
YouTube Recordings of the tune   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=camp+meeting+on+the+4th+of+july


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GerryM
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 08:45 AM

THE BALLAD OF HARRY LEWIS by Allan Sherman

The Ballad of Harry Lewis, by Allan Sherman (to the tune of Battle Hymn of the Republic).

I'm singing you the ballad
Of a great man of the cloth
His name was Harry Lewis
And he worked for Irving Roth
He died while cutting velvet
On a hot July the 4th
But his cloth goes shining on

Recording by Allan Sherman.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 08:59 AM

Gordon Lightfoot's Hot Day in July. At least I think that's the title.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 10:11 AM

BLACK DAY IN JULY
I have found Black Day in July by Gordon Lightfoot    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCQmx_wJH6o
Is it this?


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 01:25 PM

lots of Orange Irish songs for 12 July such as the Boyne Water and The Sash My Father Wore. Somewhat different, The Ould Orange Flute ("On the 12 of July as it yearly did come, Bob played with his flute to the sound of the Drum"). I expect the aforementioned songs have been posted on the Cat.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 01:26 PM

oh the cuckoo, she's a pretty bird
She warbles/wobbles as she flies
And she never hollers coo-coo
Till the 4th day of July


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 01:57 PM

The Rigs o' Rye: fine traditional song, which the late Charlie Strachan would sing in ANY month of the year! Surprised that it's not in the DT.
Some nice Scottish folk historical stuff in this clip, including Barbara Dickson singing the song at 3'46":
Rigs of Rye



RIGS O’ RYE (THE)

RYE                                                Traditional
Twas in the month o sweet July
Afore the sun had pierced the sky
Twas in below yon rigs o rye
That I heard twa lovers talkin

The lad said, "Lass, I must away
I have nae langer time tae stay
But I've a word or two tae say
If ye've the time, love, tae tarry"

"Your faither o you he taks great care
Your mither ties up your golden hair
Your sister says ye will get nae share
If ye gang wi me, love, a stranger"

"Let my faither fret an my mither froun
My sister's words I do disown
Tho they were deid an below the ground
I wad gang wi ye, love, a stranger"

"O lassie, lassie, your fortune's smaa
Perhaps it will be nane at aa
You're no a match for me at aa
Gae lay ye your love on some ither"

The lassie's courage began tae fail
Her lips grew wan an her cheeks grew pale
Her tears cam tricklin doun like hail
Or a heavy shower in the simmer

An the laddie he bein o courage fine
He's taen her up an he's kissed her syne
Sayin, "Lassie, lassie, ye will be mine
I said it aa for tae try ye"

An the laddie he bein o courage bold
A lad scarcely nineteen years old
He's ranged the hills an the valleys owre
An he's taen his bonnie lassie wi him

An this couple thae are mairriet nou
An thae hae bairnies, ane or two
Thae live in Brechin the winter through
An in Montrose in the simmer

Thanks Tattie, more links here -

The Corries --- The Rigs O' Rye   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLrxdB1hvXs

The Rigs O Rye · The Tannahill Weavers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p2o68V3kic

Robin Dransfield - The Rigs O' Rye    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBCLLZ224gs


Mainly Norfolk Lyrics & Info    https://mainlynorfolk.info/june.tabor/songs/therigsofrye.html
Vaughn Williams Memorial Library     https://www.vwml.org/roudnumber/985


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 02:40 PM

songs for Bastille Day (14 July)
http://www.top2040.com/2015/07/songs-for-bastille-day-french-revolution.html (mainly pop songs about freedom but first on the list is more directly connected to the occasion, "Bastille Day by Rush. An obvious top choice. The songs rocks out, and the deserves another listen. So we're marching to Bastille Day, the guillotine will claim her bloody prize..."

https://frenchculture.org/music/12057-music-bastille-day

"If you are curious about Bastille Day's traditional songs
This year, to celebrate Bastille Day, we offer you a special playlist with tunes inspired by July 14. Amongst French Revolution songs, you will find Chant du Départ, a revolutionary and war song written by Étienne Nicolas Méhul (music) and Marie-Joseph Chénier (words) in 1794. This song was the official anthem of the First Empire. Nowadays, it is also the regional anthem of French Guiana.

"We also invite you to discover (or rediscover) La Marseille which is the country's national anthem, written in 1792 by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in Strasbourg after the declaration of war by France against Austria. In 1946, in London, the great French jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt improvised a gypsy jazz version of it with the French-Italian jazzman Stéphane Grappelli. A delight for the ears!

2Popular songs about July 14 include Douce France, written by Charles Trénet in 1943; the famous Song of Roland, one of the oldest French epic poem, written in 1083; as well as 14 Juillet (July 14), a song written in 1940 by the Swiss composer Gilles Jean-Villard for the occupied France and sung in 1943 by the French artist Renée Lebas."

The playlist of 14 songs is at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4ZHf4lSQbr972PKcPApakP?si=zEiVHSk_QCGysdrE9r27UA&nd=1


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 03:05 PM


BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

Born on the Fourth of July (DT)

Born On The Fourth Of July · Tom Paxton     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioV_aK5dY-I < BR>

Which would be the most suitable/most directly connected songs for U.S. independence day?

LORD FRANKLIN by Les Barker
Les Barker parody of Lord Franklin (DT)

With a hundred seamen he sailed away
To the frozen ocean in the month of May
His maps were faulty and his compass bent
By mid July he was in Stoke-on-Trent

Claudy by James Fitzsimmons commemorates those who died in a no-warning bomb explosion in the village of Claudy County Derry, Northern Ireland 31 July 1972. The month is mentioned in the first verse.

Brigham Young
They arrived in Salt Lake valley on July the twenty-fourth
A thousand miles they travelled they were very tired of course
Brigham Young was sick, weariness was on his face,
But he raised up on his elbow and said "This is the place."



BRIGHAM YOUNG, WESTERN PIONEER
This is the Place - Song about Brigham Young    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozHS6_iMEw8
Digital Tradition Mirror Lyrics & Info:    http://sniff.numachi.com/pages/tiBRIGYNG;ttUNCASJON.html


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GerryM
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 06:37 PM

Tattie, Rigs O' Rye is in the DT, under R for Rigs. https//mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=4965 [I've forgotten how to make blue clickies that work for DT URLs].


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 07:21 PM

It didn't come up when I used the Search, Gerry M! Just lots of threads.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GerryM
Date: 26 Jun 21 - 11:18 PM

I left out the colon: https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=4965


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Jun 21 - 10:02 AM

CAN’T YOU DANCE THE POLKA    aka Oh You New York Girls

Mostly Norfolk:Lyrics and Info    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/steeleye.span/songs/newyorkgirls.html

"As I walked down the Broadway, one morning in July
a met a maid, she asked my trade, a sailor John said I"


Fishermans Friends Can't You Dance The Polka (Oh You New York Girls )    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgLBHSpONtg
Various recordings on YouyTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Can%27t+You+Dance+The+Polka
irishsongs.com/Collection of Irish Song Lyrics     https://www.irishsongs.com/lyrics.php?Action=view&Song_id=64


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Reinhard
Date: 27 Jun 21 - 01:46 PM

Links to songs on Mainly Norfolk with July in the lyrics:

The Butcher Boy / Hanged Shall I Be (Roud 263; Laws P35; G/D 2:200)
The Cruise of the Sun Glory [Gerald Short]
The Cuckoo (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157; Henry H479)
Farewell to the Gold [Paul Metsers]
The Fourteenth of July / The Little Fighting Chance (Roud 980; Laws J19; G/D 1:42)
Gone to America [Steeleye Span]
Henry the Poacher / Van Diemen's Land (Roud 221)
I'Anson's Racehorse / Little Dun Mare (Roud 176)
Living by the Water [Anne Briggs]
Lord Willoughby (Roud V18836)
May Song—Bedfordshire (Roud 305)
The Months Go Round [Steve Ashley]
The Mower (Roud 833)
Old Kimball / Skewball (Roud 456; Laws Q22)
The Rigs of Rye (Roud 985; Laws O11; G/D 5:1054)
Two Young Brethren (Roud 202)


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 27 Jun 21 - 03:21 PM

Bill Jones song The Haymakers, on her Two Year Winter album starts with :

It was in the month of July in the rosy time of the year
Down by the flowery meadows, where the water does run clear
........


there are a lot of lads and lasses tumbling around in the hay doing their 'haymaking', while the nightingale sings, they toss the hay about, 9 months later they seem to have babies to look after

I think it must be a hidden message - avoid hay.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Jul 21 - 08:14 AM

THE HAYMAKERS
The Haymakers · Bill Jones    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L1cIm5fI0I


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 01 Jul 21 - 11:32 AM

GRUAGACH OG AN FHUILT BHAIN


The South Uist Games are held annually in July. It was an occasion at the dance held in connection with the games that inspired Dòmhnall Ailean Dhòmhnaill to write Gruagach òg an fhuilt bhàin for Mòrag Dhòmhnaill Chaluim

performed by Oigridh

sung by Art Cormack


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Ged Fox
Date: 01 Jul 21 - 04:27 PM

"Bonnie Dundee" died on 27th in 1689 at "Killikrankie"


Thank you for this Ged Fox
BONNIE DUNDEE
Various recordings od “ Bonnie Dundee” on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+Bonnie+Dundee


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 01 Jul 21 - 07:07 PM

Battle(s) of the Somme started 1 July 1916 and went on till Nov. 1916

https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=8539
MY FATHER HATED THE GERMANS

Then the Somme came along on a fine summer day
And he's nicked by a bullet quite early
And a nose full of gas kept him out of the way
As his unit was mown like the barley

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=7511#3870842
THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME
(lyrics by Phyl Lobl, tune by Pipe-Major William Laurie)
mp3 at
https://phyllobl.net/songs/bronzewing-songbook/battle-of-the-somme/

video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzjtg7M8XY8

AIR AN SOMME
(lyrics: Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna, tune: Julie Fowlis)
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=170063

recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR-NKCL_BtU


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Jul 21 - 09:25 AM

FOURTH OF JULY by Sufjan Stevens

The evil it spread like a fever ahead
It was night when you died, my firefly
What could I have said to raise you from the dead?
Oh could I be the sky on the Fourth of July?


Fourth of July- Sufjan Stevens    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTeKpWp8Psw


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Jul 21 - 11:37 AM


Thank you Reinhard for the bumper crop of songs from your excellent Mainly Norfolk site. Here are a few more links for this one:

BUTCHER BOY (THE) aka Hanged I Shall Be(Roud 980; Laws J19)

It was there that he met with a fair young maid
With dark and a rolling eye,
And he promised for to marry her
On the month of sweet July.


Mainly Norfolk: Lyrics & Info    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/theoxfordtragedy.html
The Butcher Boy · Jeannie Robertson    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAGWYNchJaE&list=PLdeP9b-_sy28UlyPKPg1J-plvT9kdp41h&index=7
Various Youtube recordings of The Butcher Boy    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+butcher+boy+song


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Jul 21 - 12:29 PM

WALKING THE DOG

Ask your mama for fifteen cents
To see the elephant jump the fence
It jumped so high , it touched the sky
Didn't come back 'til the fourth of July


RUFUS THOMAS - Walking the Dog (1965)    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6AZNywvF-s
Many more recordings on Youtube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=walking+the+dog+


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 03 Jul 21 - 07:25 PM

FROM THE SHANKILL TO THE SOMME
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=170069

From the Shankill Road they went,
Their young lives, to be spent,
On the first day of July, so long Ago,
All the deeds that they have done,
And the glories they had won,
We remember as long as the bright red poppies grow.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Jul 21 - 02:52 AM

THE CUCKOO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGoYfU2-A54


Mainly Norfolk:Lyrics & Info:     https://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/thecuckoo.html


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Jul 21 - 05:55 AM

different version of the cuckoo c ashley mentions july 4 today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwlOO8RG-og


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GUEST,Modette
Date: 04 Jul 21 - 07:27 AM

The wonderful Aimee Mann's '4th of July' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqDwRt_3vok - and Bruce's '4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB1d0eey5ho.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Jul 21 - 12:20 PM

THE CRUISE OF THE SUN GLORY
Mainly Norfolk Lyrics & Info   https:
https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/thecruiseofthesunglory.html    
MUDCAT: Lyr Req: The Cruise of the Sun Glory
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=72457


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 04 Jul 21 - 03:11 PM

Wonderful Guy...
from South Pacific
Rodgers and Hammerstein
sung by Mary Martin

"I'm as corny as Kansas in August
High as a flag on the Fourth of July"

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


https://genius.com/The-original-broadway-cast-of-south-pacific-a-wonderful-guy-lyrics


A WONDERFUL GUY
A Wonderful Guy (from "South Pacific") - Jane Morgan   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_dXjL15ZI8
FULL LYRICS   https://genius.com/The-original-broadway-cast-of-south-pacific-a-wonderful-guy-lyrics


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 04 Jul 21 - 04:54 PM

TOM PAINE'S BONES
I'm at an online song session and someone just sang
TOM PAINE'S BONES because it's American independence day today.


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


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 04 Jul 21 - 07:38 PM

ZMAN MATN KHEYRUSEYNU, (The Time of the Giving of our Freedom) by Elyokum Tsunzer - aka Zunser (1836-1913), is a Yiddish song praising the freedom offered to Jewish immigrants to the U.S.

I haven't found the text except for the chorus in transliteration
Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus

Fayer, ale yidn, the Fourth of July
Dos iz undzer groyser yontef haynt
Do zayen yiden fun ale pares fray
Haynt bazigt men ale faynt

my fellow Jews, celebrate the Fourth of July
Today is our big holiday
Here Jews are free from all pharoahs
Today we conquer all our enemies

from the video "liner" notes by Samantha Zerin

Zunser viewed his immigration [from Lithuania] to America as "a second Exodus from Egypt," a Biblical analogy one can clearly see in the text to this song. In fact, while the version we sang is incredibly short (35 seconds!), Zunser's original poem, titled "Zman matn kheyruseynu" (The Time of the Giving of our Freedom) had five additional verses, which allowed him to make the contrast even starker:

"From stereotypes of the 'crooked Jew', from curses in the newspapers,
From the dark censures, from insulting government officials,
From dirty anti-semitism — free!"

(My fellow Jews, celebrate the Fourth of July...)

To this day, [in Europe], the Jews are hated and persecuted;
But our Declaration of Independence makes our country different!
Our Constitution is sealed with gold!

(My fellow Jews, celebrate the Fourth of July...)"

----
and yet Eliakum Tsunzer also wrote Kolumbus mit zayn golden land (Columbus and his golden land) a complaint about poverty in America.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 04 Jul 21 - 09:47 PM


Another Somme song HEARTS OF GLORY by Craig Herbertson
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=97952#1933589

performed by the author (youtube)

"July 1st, 1916, was Edinburgh’s worst day in the history of the British Army. During the first hour of the Battle of the Somme some sixty thousand men were killed or wounded – among them were twelve officers and over six hundred other ranks of “McCrae’s Battalion”, the 16th Royal Scots. It was Edinburgh´s blackest moment since Flodden. These lads had enlisted voluntarily under the leadership of the charismatic Lieutenant-Colonel Sir George McCrae, partly in response to suggestions in the press that young sportsmen were not ‘doing their bit’ for the war effort."
https://www.craigherbertson.com/recordings/hearts-of-glory/

Who cared for the Kaiser or imperial gains
Love of our country, duty or fame?
Between the whim of an airman and four feathers of shame
We fought for the pals of a wee fitba team

And when it was over just what had we done?
There were no flags of glory for McCrae and his own
There were no graves for heroes for our brothers and sons
Who sleep 'neath the flowers in the fields of the Somme


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Jul 21 - 05:44 AM

FAREWELL TO THE GOLD

We sluiced and we cradled for day after day,
Making hardly enough to get by;
Until a terrible flood swept poor Jimmy away
During six stormy days in July.

Mainly Norfolk: LYRICS & INFO Farewell to the Gold [Paul Metsers]    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/nic.jones/songs/farewelltothegold.html
Paul Metsers - 'Farewell to the Gold'     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lswLTVtqzW8
Farewell to the Gold · Nic Jones     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwQtDV3GWi0
Many more recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Farewell+to+the+Gold%27+


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Subject: RE: Rigs o' Rye
From: Felipa
Date: 05 Jul 21 - 05:54 AM

26 June message, the Rigs o' Rye amended: it is in the "DT"
https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=4965


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: BTMP
Date: 05 Jul 21 - 08:58 AM

Amelia Earhart’s Last Ride - “With her partner Captain Newnan on the 2nd of July …”

John Stewart - “July, you’re a woman, more than anyone I’ve ever known”


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jul 21 - 06:27 AM

Thank you for this one BTMP,

AMELIA EARHEART’S LAST RIDE

Amelia Earhart's Last Ride · Anne Feeney https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfZWa8Hy1kQ
Many more recordings on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Amelia+Earhart%27s+Last+Ride            


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Jul 21 - 06:49 AM

FOURTEENTH OF JULY (THE) aka Little Fighting Chance

Ken Wilson - Little Fighting Chance    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD4vCxGT-wk
The Fourteenth of July (trad)- Tim McElwaine     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWIq3vUVDCE

Mainly Norfolk -Lyrics & Info    https://mainlynorfolk.info/tony.rose/songs/thefourteenthofjuly.html


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GerryM
Date: 07 Jul 21 - 03:28 AM

The Recruiting Sergeant, written by Bob Hallett.

The call came from London for the last July drive
"To the trenches with the Regiment, prepare yourselves to die"
The Roll call next morning, just a handful survived
Enlist ye Newfoundlanders and come follow me.

Recording by Great Big Sea.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Jul 21 - 06:42 AM

THE RECRUITING SERGEANT by Bob Hallett.
gestsongs.com: Lyrics and recording    
http://gestsongs.com/04/recruit.htm


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Jul 21 - 06:52 AM

GONE TO AMERICA

Married him in April, lost him in July
Listen to my story and I'll tell you why


Gone to America - Steeleye Span
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOYvtSppA9M


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Jul 21 - 05:33 AM

HENRY THE POACHER     aka     Van Diemen's Land (Roud 221)

'Twas on the Fourth of July, the day we made the land,
At four o'clock we went on shore all chain-ed hand in hand.
And to see our fellow sufferers, as I feel I can't tell how,
Some chained unto a harrow and some unto a plough.


Mainly Norfolk:Lyrics & Info   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/peter.bellamy/songs/henrythepoacher.html
Gavin Atkin - Henry the Poacher    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaji_9YNsak


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Jul 21 - 05:46 AM

L’ANSON’S RACEHORSE    aka    Little Dun Mare (Roud 176)

On the fourteenth day of July last
An horse fair at Newmarket was
And many bold gentlemen there did resort
And it's all for to see such lively sport

Mainly Norfolk ; Lyrics & Info   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/watersons/songs/iansonsracehorse.html
L'anson's Racehorse - The Watersons    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7tW63EtjX0
Little Dun Dee · Mrs. Haynes     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAyAnyH9BuA


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Jul 21 - 10:29 AM

LIVING BY THE WATER    

I was living by the water
Late July moon's early quarter


Mainly Norfolk:Lyrics & Info   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/anne.briggs/songs/livingbythewater.html
Anne Briggs - Living by the water     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MUjHpoHUE0


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Jul 21 - 05:37 PM

THE TWELFTH OF JULY     https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=9271

set to music and sung by Seán Tyrell


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Jul 21 - 05:47 PM

TEACHING FRENCH IN KILLYLOO/Killaloe     just might suit singing on 14 July (Bastille Day)
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=7992

as sung by Sam Carson


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Jul 21 - 06:08 PM

On 14 July 2016, "Hank", a mixed breed pet dog, was seized in Belfast Northern Ireland under legislation which bans pit bull type dogs. Hank was neither the first nor the last dog to be seized under breed specific provisions of the Dangerous Dogs Act, but he was one of those who got the most publicity. Fortunately, Hank was spared the death penalty which many "of type" dogs receive. And fortunately, his case was adjudicated more quickly than many. THE BSL BALLAD https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=160317#3802012 (I think an editor gave a title to the song which is not one I ever used ; I reject that title as it gives away the punchline)


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Jul 21 - 06:31 PM

BOYNE WATER    https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=5975

July the First in Ouldbridge Town there was a grievous battle
Where many a man lay on the ground by cannons that did rattle;
King James he pitched his tents between the lines for to retire,
But King William threw his bombballs in and set them all on fire.

LURGAN TOWN     https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=3789
Oh Lurgan town's an altered town,
Since papish Hancock he came to it
If ye walk on the twelfth day of July,
Ye may depend he'll make you rue it,

THE OULD ORANGE FLUTE    https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=3789
On the twelfth of July as it yearly did come
Bob played on the flute to the sound of the drum

THE SASH MY FATHER WORE https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=23052#253477

It is old but it is beautiful, and its colors they are fine
It was worn at Derry, Aughrim, Enniskillen and the Boyne.
My father wore it as a youth in bygone days of yore
And on the Twelfth [of July] I love to wear the sash my father wore



Boyne Water · Sam Carson   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao-yRtwPJV4

Lurgan Town · Houl Yer Whisht    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLIlxLHUfJ0

The Ould Orange Flute, Many recordings on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Old+Orange+Flute
The Sash My Father Wore, Many recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+sash+my+father+wore+
Article about 'The Sash My Father Wore' https://www.jstor.org/stable/4522649

A Stan Rogers song on this topic


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 13 Jul 21 - 05:39 AM


TEACHING FRENCH IN KILLYLOE fragment sung by Denis Kelly https://soundcloud.com/cbe-nfc-ucd/denis-kelly-teaching-french-in

Link to TEACHING FRENCH IN KILLYLOO posted above by Felipa


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 13 Jul 21 - 07:45 PM

SONG FOR THE TWELFTH OF JULY
Sean Tyrrell - Song for the Twelfth of July    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTOxXNTE1-M
MUDCAT: Lyr Add: The 12th of July    /thread.cfm?threadid=3824&messages=27


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 13 Jul 21 - 08:13 PM

THE MOWER     aka     The Buxom Lass

As I went out one morning on the fourteenth of July
I met a maid and I asked her age and she gave me this reply:
“I have a little meadow, I've kept for you in store
And it's only due, I should tell you true, it never was mowed before.”


MAINLY NORFOLK:     Lyrics& Info   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/themower.html
The Mower · A. L. Lloyd     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmVGpAIcZNg


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Jul 21 - 05:11 AM

LORD WILLOUGHBY (Roud V18836)

The fourteenth day of July, with glistering spear and shield,
A famous fight in Flanders was foughten in the field;


Mainly Norfolk:Lyrics & Info   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/danny.spooner/songs/lordwilloughby.html
Lord Willoughby - Jim Moray    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwUvZfHsoP8    


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Jul 21 - 07:01 PM

BASTILLE DAY
Bastille Day by Rush   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW72Gmqjse4&t=14s

ÇA IRA
Ça Ira - French Revolutionary Song    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM1pJwLfs7I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM1pJwLfs7I


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GUEST,The Man from UNCOOL
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 11:11 AM

The Jarvey Was A Leprechaun, recorded by the pretty un-cool Val Doonican, is a nonsense tour of Ireland, including the line "They heard him say that Galway Bay was frozen in July" [for clarity, it isn't actually: that's the point!]/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=7080#42517. Jez Lowe wrote "The Wrong Bus" for the WW1 commemorations, mentioning Passchendale. Can find no musical links to it, outwith Mudcat or within [all search results are too early, leading to folks who've used the 3 words in the chat]. Robb Johnson did a ?trilogy of CDs about his own grandfather's/great-uncle's involvement there, and surely Coope, Boyes & Simpson have stuff in their repertoire on Passchendale.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 12:19 PM


THE JARVEY WAS A LEPRECHAUN
The Jarvey was a Leprechaun - Val Doonican (plus lyrics)    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnYWmQrvGgE


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 12:36 PM

THE WRONG BUS
The Wrong Bus -Jez Lowe   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC_URraZPzc

Thanks GUEST,The Man from UNCOOL for the two above titles.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 05:14 PM

GENTLE MEN CD TRILOGY     by Robb Johnson
Thank you GUEST,The Man from UNCOOL for pointing us to the Robb Johnson trilogy of CDs about his own grandfather's/great-uncle's involvement in Passchendale.Here is a link to the Wikipedia entry for the Cd trilogy which includes the tracklist
   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentle_Men

Look to the bottom and find External links Solo performance of 22 of the tracks


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 07:21 PM

Geoff,

you are doing some very good research here.

thanks.

I do not know any August songs - for next month, I guess ppl were too busy harvesting, drinking and reproducing in that month for any songs to be made.

May is still the best song month by far.

John


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Jul 21 - 04:35 AM

WORLD CUP WILLIE
30 July 1966 England win the football World Cup
World Cup Willie England 66 Song
   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzaMjM4Ra7o


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Jul 21 - 04:46 AM

STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN

Near Banbridge town, in the County Down
One evening last July


The Irish Rovers, Star of the County Down   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXLnSkGmTdQ
Van Morrison & The Chieftains - Star of the County Down     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSvVVzH3O5E
Star Of The County Down - Angelo Kelly & Familyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkTI1L2Ap3s
The Pogues - Star of the County Down     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6mSlNnO6M4
The Star of the county Down · The Wolfe Tones     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nsbKlGOYxc


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 16 Jul 21 - 08:25 AM

July Wakes

Looms are swept an' t' brass is drawn,
An' me an' Jack we'll be up at dawn
An' we're off to beg or steal or pawn,
For t'July Wakes.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Jul 21 - 09:00 AM


JULY WAKES

MUDCAT Lyr Req: July Wakes (Pomfret, Ellison)   
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=56568
               
Mike Harding - The July Wakes     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeK-kAzcGWM
                  
More recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=July+Wakes


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 16 Jul 21 - 05:13 PM

SLIEVENAMON

Frank McGrath wrote at Mudcat thread "Info on "Slieve na mBan"
"The line "To see our flag unrolled"... the Irish Tricolour, our national flag ... was unrolled for the first time on Slievenamon on the 16th July in 1848 by Thomas Francis Meagher at an enormous protest/rebellion meeting. The flag was inspired by the French Tricolour and signifies peace "White" between the "Green" nationalists and "Orange" the followers of William of Orange or Unionists."

Tom Finn sang Kickham's "Slievnamon" at the online Courthouse Session tonight, 16 July 2021. Tom gave much the same information in his introduction and said that Kickham himself was present at the rally where the future national flag of Ireland, the tricolour, was first raised.

(Not to be confused with another song Sliabh na mBan, which was composed in Ireland but has also been translated to English. Sliabh na mBan, transliterated as Slievenamon, means the Mountain of the Women, and it is an actual mountain in south County Tipperary.)


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Jul 21 - 03:05 AM

Slievenamon - The Wolfe Tones    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSOSZjLtTUg

          
Many more recordings on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Slievenamon


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 17 Jul 21 - 06:46 PM

I am upset by an obvious miss. I used to sing the Banbridge Town song, and of course it is a July song, how did I miss that ? I think it is because I do not have any CDs of music that include that song so it has faded.

At the harvest fair she'll be surely there....

Sip on a pint of Guiness and forget the girl is my advice.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 18 Jul 21 - 03:42 AM

Jiggers.I think your Banbridge Town song is STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN which is posted above? Plenty of recordings there.
See main post for this song


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 18 Jul 21 - 04:03 AM

true enough, I just renamed it in memory of the place and not the girl. Flower of Magherally , Ta mo chleanas a dheanamh, Diarmuid and Grainne . The galway shawl - The unattanable holy grail girls of Irish music folklore. The Rose of Tralee.

Contrast with the more realistic Lillibulero.

That is probably a new thread though


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GUEST,Emma Runswick
Date: 08 Aug 21 - 06:33 PM

THE DUNNE’S STORE STRIKE

Written by Sandra Kerr
Performed by:
- Sandra Kerr on Yellow, Red and Gold;
- Rebel Voices on Warning: Women at Work (American duo, my favourite version)
Christy Moore   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TER_M3KNVCE

"On 18 July 1984, Mary Manning, a shop worker in the Henry Street, Dublin (Ireland) outlet of Dunnes Stores, refused to handle the sale of grapefruit from South Africa."

More details about the Strike here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunnes_Stores_strike

https://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/anti-apartheid-in-ireland-the-dunnes-stores-strike-1984-87/

It was in the month of sweet July in 1984
The scene was set in Dublin, in Dunne's Department Store
The supermarket's busy, the registers make a din
The groceries go rolling out, the cash comes rolling in!

Mary manning was sitting at the till not thinking any harm
When a customer comes up to her with a basket on her arm
The content of that basket, Mary's destiny will shape
For it bears the dreaded label: Produce of The Cape

"Oh I can't check out your oranges missus, won't you take them back,
For they come from South Africa where white oppresses black,
Our Union says don't handle them it's the least that we can do,
You'll know what opression is if you are Irish too"

For I'd have it on me conscience and I couldn't sleep at night
If I helped support a system that denied to blacks their rights"
The managers were called, the ones that wear the suits
And Mary was suspended 'cause she wouldn't touch the fruits

But her friends were all behind her and the union gave support
They struck, they picketed the boss was overwrought
He said "I'll not be dictated to on what is bought and sold!
These women are only workers they should do as they are told"

"That's typical", said the strikers, "of apartheid's cruel law,
It's not just in South Africa where rich oppresses poor.
Ben Dunne won't have a boycott, he'd sooner have the curse.
He couldn't care less how he fills his shelves as long as he lines his purse"

Now Clery's in O'Connell Street they won't sell racist shoes
Best Man returned their clothes and Roches sent back all their booze
"'Til all South African goods are taken off the shelves at Dunne's,
You'll find us down in Henry Street, sticking to our guns!"

"Apartheid", said the strikers, "is the law of slavery,
A cruel and immoral crime against humanity.
We've learnt about our system too and now we know the score
If we go back we'll never take the sh*t we took before"

The praises they came rolling in from all around the world
For such concern and sacrifice and courage brave and bold
When 14 months were over 10 women and a man
Had changed the minds and consciences and hearts of Ireland

MUDCAT:Lyr Add: Dunne's Store Strike (Sandra Kerr)/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=170216&messages=4


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 09 Aug 21 - 05:57 AM

also re the Dunne's Store strike TEN YOUNG WOMEN AND ONE YOUNG MAN https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=102678#2082436


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Aug 21 - 06:22 AM

ten young women and one young man - cliodhna ni mhurch    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urzq8Ez3IHs

Ten Young Women And One Young Man- Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger    https://ewanmaccoll.bandcamp.com/track/ten-young-women-and-one-young-man

Union Songs::full lyrics   http://unionsong.com/u094.html


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Aug 21 - 09:34 AM

THE HOUSE OF ORANGE
The House of Orange Lyrics   
https://www.stlyrics.com/songs/s/stanrogers9907/thehouseoforange2159978.html
Stan Rogers The House of Orange   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwld86XndSY
Link To songs on this topic


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 09 Aug 21 - 10:30 AM

July gets a mention in the refrain of Texas Gladden's version of "Old Kimball," and it's not on the list, so:

Old Kimball was a grey nag, old Nellie was a brown,
Old Kimball beat old Nellie on the very first go-round,

CHO:
And I see, and I see
On the first day of July


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Aug 21 - 11:05 AM

OLD KIMBALL

Chorus: And I see, and I see,
And I see on the fourth day of July.


Various recordings of “ Old Kimball” on YOUTUBE   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Old+Kimball
Mainly Norfolk:Lyrics & Info    https://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/skewball.html
   


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: leeneia
Date: 09 Aug 21 - 11:54 AM

from poets.org

THE ARGUMENT OF HIS BOOK
Robert Herrick- 1591-1674

I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers,
Of April, May, of June, and July flowers.
I sing of Maypoles, hock carts, wassails, wakes,
Of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes...


================
July used to be pronounced like the name Julie. All you have to do now is make up a tune. Herrick's most famous poem is "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may."


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Aug 21 - 05:58 PM

Come Write Me Down / The Argument of His Book · Jessica Radcliffe · Martin Simpson · Gina Le Faux · Chris Parkinson    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIml-Zhe0HY


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: leeneia
Date: 11 Aug 21 - 01:29 AM

Thanks for the link. That's nice.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Sep 21 - 12:56 PM

JULY TREE
    July Tree - Nina Simone    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkPq-yL8Icw


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 06 Nov 21 - 12:44 AM

In the early hours of July 4, 1925, a dilapidated Boston hotel collapsed, killing 44 of the partiers in the Pickwick Club, a speakeasy on the second floor. It is generally said that the building was brought down by the rhythmic vibrations from the crowd dancing the Charleston (to the sound of "12th Street Rag" played by McGlennon's jazz band). The following year, Arthur Fields (under the name Bob Thomas) recorded "The Pickwick Club Tragedy." To my ears, the usual mix of sentiment and moralizing goes beyond mawkish to bathetic in this composition. The Boston-based folksinger Tony Saletan included it on the 1970 album Folk Songs and Ballads; Tony does sound like he's having a hard time taking the song seriously as he sings!

THE PICKWICK CLUB TRAGEDY
Arthur Fields (Bob Thomas)
Video
Tony Saletan Video


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 13 Jun 22 - 12:01 PM

SONGS ABOUT THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR
18th July,1936 The Spanish Civil War started as a revolt by right wing Spanish military officers in Morocco which spread to mainland Spain.

Spanish Civil War from Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Civil_War
MUDCAT Permathread: Songs in English about the Spanish Civil War /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=128093
Viva la Quinta Brigada- Christy Moore    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQbXO828Vio
Spanish Civil War Song- Phil Ochs    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLTS63ocoCY


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Jun 22 - 06:18 PM

July 6, 1534,  Sir John More was executed in the Tower of London.

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
A Man for All Seasons - Al Stewart    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mlFwjs6zvc
Songfacts about " A Man For All Seasons"     https://www.songfacts.com/facts/al-stewart/a-man-for-all-seasons


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Jun 22 - 06:18 PM

19 July. 1545     King Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, sank in the Solent, off England’s south coast, with the loss of 700 lives.

THE BALLAD OF MARY ROSE

The Ballad of Mary Rose-Sally Barker   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egcLkX4FqPs


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Jun 22 - 09:39 AM

TUMBLING THROUGH THE HAY

It being in the month of July in the rosy time of the year,
Down by yon flowery meadows where the waters does run clear,


Len Graham sings "Tumbling through the Hay"   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYosl6K__qs
Tumbling Thru the Hay · Marianne McAleer     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeg0TDfqAIM


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Jun 22 - 05:29 AM

SONGS ABOUT THE SPANISH ARMADA

20 July. 1588 The Spanish Armada consisting of 130 warships set sail for England from Corunna.
29 July, 1588  The Spanish Amada is sighted off the coast of Cornwall. The English fleet under the command of Charles Howard and Francis Drake set sail from Plymouth .


"The Spanish Armada" - Peter Bellamy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5lQZ44uYvI
"Spanish Armada"· Corb Lund Band    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmHXzhndNOw
"The Spanish Armada; Granuaile" - Rita Connolly with Liam O'Flynn (uilleann pipes), Noel Eccles (percussion), Helen Davies (harp), Des Moore (guitar) and the Dublin Chamber Orchestra     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2frRHJmflao
"An Old Song on the Spanish Armada, or Sir Francis Drake"- The City Waites     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CttJ6pMLu0c


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 28 Jun 22 - 10:08 AM

THE GREAT COMPROMISE     by John Prine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2okOuZ8T_o
Great Compromise

I knew a girl who was almost a lady
She had a way with all the men in her life
Every inch of her blossomed in beauty
And she was born on the fourth of July

Well she lived in an aluminum house trailer
And she worked in a juke box saloon
And she spent all the money that I give her
Just to see the old man in the moon

I used to sleep at the foot of old glory
And awake in the dawn's early light
But much to my surprise when I opened my eyes
I was a victim of the great compromise

This song is John Prine's comment on America and the Vietnam War. He was drafted into the Army in late 1966, just as the Vietnam War was heating up. But instead of being sent to Vietnam, he ended up in Stuttgart, West Germany, where he worked as a mechanical engineer. Prine played down his military service, describing his contribution as “drinking beer and pretending to fix trucks.”

"And she spent all the money that I give her, Just to see the old man in the moon" refers to NASA and the space project Apollo.

youtube Rob Athanas 5 years ago
"I knew a girl who was almost a lady"...This song came out a couple of years prior to America's bicentennial, hence, "almost a lady".
"Every inch of her blossomed in beauty, she was born on the 4th of July". when America would be 200 yrs. old, thus, a lady.
at the end, "Well she sends all the fella's love letters, saying greetings come and see me real soon..." your draft notice, if you received one, started out, "greetings, you have been inducted into the United States Army".
the lining up in a bar room is what you did the night before being shipped off to boot camp.
too much to cover it all, but one of the all time greatest songs to disguise the meaning.


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Jul 22 - 06:07 AM

SONGS ABOUT LADY GODIVA
July 10, 1040 – According to legend, in an effort to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes, Lady Godiva rode naked on a horse through the streets of Coventry.
   
https://www.onthisday.com/date/1040/july/10

Lady Godiva from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Godiva
Lady Godiva -Boney M     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHz-ePuYw20https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHz-ePuYw20
Hey Lady Godiva - Dr Hook     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rgl-ZGtxew
Lady Godiva - Peter & Gordon     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJWBpq2dCF0
Lady Godiva (song) from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Godiva_(song)


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Jul 22 - 06:13 PM

1 July 1972 The first official UK Gay Pride Rally was held in London.

GLAD TO BE GAY - The Tom Robinson Band     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ShU5UPQ7Cs
Glad to Be Gay from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glad_to_Be_Gay


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jul 22 - 08:56 AM

5th July 1946 - The bikini made it's debut at a Paris fashion show.

ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI
Brian Hyland "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge9Ou3-YyqU


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jul 22 - 09:52 AM

YOUR INDEPENDENCEDAY - Janet Bates ;YOUR INDEPENDENCEDAY; 4th JULY- Dave Alvin ; INDEPENDENCE DAY- Ani Di Franco

4th JULY - Dave Alvin    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6N57snnJrA
Ani Di Franco "Independence Day"    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O1Xk8cdj68


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Jul 22 - 10:59 AM

2 July.1644 Parliamentarian forces defeated Prince Rupert at the Battle of Marston Moor.

SONGS ABOUT THE BATTLE OF MARSTON MOOR
Battle of Marston Moor-Electric Light Orchestra    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0CxTWmv4YU
” Oliver Cromwell” - Monty Python     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ1yPz14LrU


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Subject: RE: Any July Songs
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Jul 22 - 07:37 AM

HOT DAY IN JULY
Hot Day in July - Madrona    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0NCwQzN4cY


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