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Subject: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 24 Jul 21 - 05:37 AM



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

Below is an alphabetical index of the titles collected in this thread so far. If a title in this index is clicked then you should be jumped to the section of the thread in which most of the discussion and links for that title occurs. If you just want to add a new post to this thread use the “Post to this thread” or POST buttons to jump to the end of the thread. I shall sometimes rearrange “ late” posts to group them with the appropriate main area of discussion so that they are not overlooked. - Regards, GeoffLawes



INDEX OF AUGUST SONGS
ADMIRAL BENBOW
ALMA
APPRENTICE BOYS OF DERRY
APRIL COME SHE WILL
AUGUST by Arthur Lee and Love
AUGUST by Julia Nunes
AUGUST by Rilo Kiley
AUGUST by Taylor Swift
AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER
AUGUST DAY SONG
AUGUST IS OVER
AUGUST SONG
BALLYMURPHY MASSACRE SONGS
BATTLE OF BOSWORTH FIELD (THE)
BLYTH SANDS
BRIGG FAIR
COLD WIND IN AUGUST
COME AND STAND AT EVERY DOOR
CONSTITUTION AND THE GUERRIER(THE)
CYPRUS BRIG

DEAR AUGUST
DERRY'S WALLS
DOG DAYS OF AUGUST
DONIBRISTLE MINE DISASTER
FANNY ADAMS
FIRST DAY IN AUGUST (THE)
FOL THE DAY-O
GALWAY RACES (THE)
GLORY, GLORY APPRENTICE BOYS
HARES ON THE MOUNTAIN
HIROSHIMA
HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI RUSSIAN ROULETTE
IT’S BEEN A LONG,LONG TIME
LE 31 DU MOIS D’AOÛT
LE P’TIT BONHEUR
MATTERHORN
MEN BEHIND THE WIRE (THE)
MY SKY SAILOR
NELSON MANDELA
NEW GARDEN FIELDS
NO TIME FOR LOVE
NOW WESTLIN WINDS
OULD LAMMAS FAIR
OVER THE EBRO
PARIS AU MOIS D’AOÛT
PASO DEL EBRO
PETERLOO SONGS
RULE BRITANNIA
SECOND OF AUGUST (THE)
SHROPSHIRE LAD (A)   aka Captain Webb
SHUTTING THE GATES OF DERRY
> SOLDIER SONGS OF WORLD WAR ONE
SONG OF THE DOG DAYS
STREETS OF STAITHES (THE) by Vin Garbutt
STUCK IN THE AUGUST RAIN
SWEEP! CHIMNEY SWEEP
(SWEET) FANNY ADAMS
SWISS COTTAGE MANOEUVRES
THIRTY THIRD OF AUGUST(THE)
TOLL FOR THE BRAVE
TWO YOUNG BRETHREN
WE WILL NEVER ALLOW ANOTHER ATOM BOMB TO FALL
WILD BILL HICKOK SONGS
WHITBY SOUVENIRS
WITH HENRY HUNT WE’LL GO
WONDERFUL GUY (A)
ZHURAVLI / CRANES
1,00 CANDLES 1,000 CRANES




Here is a famous August song to start us off:

BRIGG FAIR

It was on the fifth of August, the weather fair and fine,
Unto Brigg Fair I did repair; for love I was inclined.


Mainly Norfolk info:  
https://mainlynorfolk.info/joseph.taylor/songs/briggfair.html
Joseph Taylor   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdmgUM4LbS4
The Full English - Brigg Fair  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvZm6l-Q2mk
Brigg Fair -Shirley Collins     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVHvm0ToT3U
Brigg Fair Martin Carthy  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeOwhMRgTdw
Brigg Fair · Roy Bailey    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r2r3IftyOE
Brigg Fair · Jackie Oates    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csI44p3gmm8

British Library   'Unto Brigg Fair'  folksong: Recording and Info    https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/brigg-fair-folksong-recording#


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: JHW
Date: 24 Jul 21 - 08:25 AM

I'm sorry to say I recorded Raglan Road with August (morn). Realising I'd sung August rather than Autumn I repeated it to save another take.


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Subject: RE: Au 31 du Mois d'août
From: Felipa
Date: 24 Jul 21 - 01:23 PM


LE 31 DU MOIS D’AOÛT
   
Au 31 du Mois d'août
A French naval song about a battle with the British. Lyrics are on screen on the youtube video, and there are background notes and translation to English at https://batalladevitoria1813.org/french-napoleonic-songs-au-31-de-mois-daout/

more video recordings:
Mikaël Yaouank & co.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZvNFHM0Axk&t=1s


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 24 Jul 21 - 01:26 PM

The aforementioned 31st of August French song has been previously posted on Mudcat with both lyrics and translation
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=39712#564162


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 24 Jul 21 - 01:50 PM


PARIS AU MOIS D’AOÛT
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/paris-au-mois-daout-paris-month-august.html Paris au mois d'août (Paris in the Month of August)
writers Georges Garvarentz, Charles Aznavour

LE P’TIT BONHEUR
staying with French-language songs, the singer-songwriter French-Canadian Félix LeClerc was born and died in August. (August 2, 1914 – August 8, 1988) His song Le p'tit bonheur featured in a Mudcat Monday night singaround and is posted at
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=169209, message date 23 Jan 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsA9rZ-3FMQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hafFjvs3uP8 (with English translation subtitles)
----------------------
David Kidman usually joins the Mudcat singaround. He is presently presenting songs of Keith Marsden, coming up to the anniversary of Marsden's death on 10 Aug. 1991. David sang Morley Main at another song circle last night (23 July) but that apparently is about a disaster that happened in a different month, Oct, in 1872. The lyrics of Morley Main and of several other Keith Marsden songs can be found posted in Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST,Modette
Date: 24 Jul 21 - 01:59 PM


AUGUST by Arthur Lee and Love
The wonderful Arthur Lee and Love -
Love - August (1969).


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 24 Jul 21 - 02:48 PM

STUCK IN THE AUGUST RAIN - Jethro Tull


Stuck in the August Rain

LFF


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Jul 21 - 07:10 PM

THE GALWAY RACES

As I rode down to Galway town to seek for recreation
On the seventeenth of August me mind being elevated
There were multitudes assembled with their tickets at the station
Me eyes began to dazzle and I'm goin' to see the races.



The Dubliners - The Galway Races   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTT-g0y9nsc

Various other YouTube recordings of The Galway Races https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Galway+Races


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Jul 21 - 07:11 PM

NOW WESTLIN WINDS
(Robert Burns)

Now westlin winds, and slaught'ring guns
Bring August's pleasant weather;
The moorcock springs, on whirring wings,
Amang the blooming heather;
Now waving grain, wide o'er the plain,
Delights the weary Farmer;
The moon shines bright, as I rove at night,
To muse upon my Charmer.


Mainly Norfolk:Lyrics ,recordings & Info   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/nowwestlinwinds.html
Various recordings on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Westlin+Winds
   
See Tattie Bogle’s note on this song


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 24 Jul 21 - 07:16 PM

CYPRUS BRIG

There is no mention of August in the lyrics of this song, but the notes in the DT say:

The seizure of convict ships by convicts happened a number of times.
This particular event occured in August 1829, and a manuscript in the
Mitchell Library has a poem of 48 lines that commemorates the seizure.
Titled 'Seizure of the Cyprus Brig in Recherche Bay' it is printed in
Geoffrey Ingleton's True Patriots All and attributed to Frank MacNamara
(Frank the Poet).


Wikipedia Cyprus mutiny   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus_mutiny
Australian Folk Songs: Lyrics & Recording of Cyprus Brig    http://folkstream.com/027.html


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 Jul 21 - 03:44 AM

August, die she must.
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold.
September, I remember
A love once new has now grown old.


APRIL COME SHE WILL

Simon & Garfunkel    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYD-DIggB2k


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Jul 21 - 06:14 AM

RULE BRITANNIA

The song was sung in public for the first time 1 August 1740.

Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule,_Britannia!
Thomas Arne: Rule, Britannia!     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E53mX2SwsG4
Many more Youtube recordings     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=RULE+BRITANNIA


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Jul 21 - 06:22 AM

THE STREETS OF STAITHES
by Vin Garbutt


One fine August day as I was making my way
Along the hardship-troubled streets of Staithes,
I saw the seagulls flying in the grey northern sky
Heard the shifting chorus of the waves


The Streets of Staithes - Vin Garbutt    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqBClTN1WAk
MUDCAT: Lyr Req: Streets of Staithes (Garbutt/Slater)    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=81277    


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Jul 21 - 09:29 AM

NELSON MANDELA
5 August 1962Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for attempting to overthrow South Africa’s apartheid rule.

Lion in a Cage (Nelson Mandela) - Dolores Keane    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkXxi5OgNzo


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 25 Jul 21 - 09:41 AM

1,000 CANDLES 1,000 CRANES
The Small Potatoes song 1000Candles/1000 Cranes mentions the month of August.
I've a picture in my mind
Of two women slowly walking
August 6th, 1985
Walking to church to light a candle


1,00 CANDLES 1,000 CRANES on antiwarsongs.org : LYRICS & video recording   
https://www.antiwarsongs.org/canzone.php?id=58789&lang=en


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Jul 21 - 10:35 AM

HIROSHIMA
The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945, respectively.
Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki

Hiroshima - David Rovics – Recording & Lyrics    https://www.antiwarsongs.org/canzone.php?id=3208&lang=en

Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette with lyrics     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyek0MdrBNo

Information on another "Hiroshima" song


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Jul 21 - 01:46 PM

more Hiroshima
COME AND STAND AT EVERY DOOR
sung by Pete Seeger

words in Turkish by Nazim Hikmet, English translation by Jeanette Turner. Tune "The Great Silkie" attributed to James Waters
in the digital tradition under the title HIROSHIMA

origins and DT correction thread also includes Yüksel Pazarkaya's German translation, set to a tune by Zulfu Livaneli; and links to recordings in Greek and Japanese as well.

I'm only seven though I died
In Hiroshima long ago
I'm seven now as I was then
When children die they do not grow


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Jul 21 - 01:56 PM

WE WILL NEVER ALLOW ANOTHER ATOM BOMB TO FALL
Hiroshima Song (We Will Never Allow Another Atom Bomb to Fall) posted by GUEST,999 on 6 Aug 2011

A song by Ishiji Asada and Koki Kinoshita©1955
English words by Ewan MacColl

All that men have created with their hands
And their minds, for the glory of the world we live in,
Now it can be smashed, in a moment destroyed,
Deadly the haryest of two atom bombs.

Then, people of the world, you must watch, and take care
That the third atom bomb never comes

Lyrics in Japanese as well as in English translation:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/genbaku-o-yurusu-maji-hiroshima-song-we-will-never-allow.html
Last year at Hiroshima day, I sent a Japanese friend a link to some videos. I think this was the song Pete Seeger sang in Japanese in one video. Junko said his Japanese pronunciation was good.


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Jul 21 - 06:08 PM

GerryM beat me to it with Westlin’ Winds, but worth pointing out that the original title was “Song composed in August “.
See GerryM’s post on this song


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Jul 21 - 04:32 AM


SWEEP! CHIMNEY SWEEP
7 August 1840 Britain bans the employment of climbing boys as chimney sweeps.

Mainly Norfolk song info:   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5q-ZQgRMUI
Sweep, Chimney Sweep · Steeleye Span    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8fpF4Efle4
The Chimney Sweeper (words William Blake)- Greg Brown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJrCO153LdM


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Ged Fox
Date: 27 Jul 21 - 09:15 AM


ADMIRAL BENBOW
Benbow's last battle was 24th August 1702, so "
Come all you seamen bold","
Other youtube recordings of “Admiral Benbow”https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Admiral+Benbow
Mainly Norfolk:Lyrics & Info:    https://mainlynorfolk.info/copperfamily/songs/admiralbenbow.html
Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection    https://sounds.bl.uk/World-and-traditional-music/Bob-and-Jacqueline-Patten-Collection/025M-C1033X0258XX-1800V0

TOLL FOR THE BRAVE
Also, the Royal George went down on 29th August 1792, so "
Toll for the Brave."
Tune Information and Lyrics from contemplator.com     https://www.contemplator.com/sea/tollbrave.html


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 21 - 06:38 PM

Should be 1782 above, not 1792.


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 27 Jul 21 - 07:46 PM

Basically, after May, the songs run out a lot. May is the month of rejuvination and celebration.

Hurrah for May,


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: leeneia
Date: 28 Jul 21 - 01:14 AM



SONG OF THE DOG DAYS
Here are the lyrics to my "Dog Days Song." It doesn't specify August, but what can I say.

Song of the Dog Days - to the tune of The Four Maries

1.The weatherman warns of the heat wave;
with cirrus like feathers on high,
while the towering form
of a thunderstorm
surges up in southeastern sky.

2. The grasshoppers buzz by the roadside
so lively, despite the long drought,
and starlings wheel
over yellow fields
getting ready to head for the South.

3. So why do we call these the dog days?
In the heat there is nary a breeze.
And a sane dog's goal
is a nice cool hole
in the shade of the big leafy trees.

4. The butterflies visit the zinnias, [ZEEN yahs]
soft orange, bright yellow and tan.
There's the ghostly blur
of a hummingbird
finding nectar wherever it can.

5. The songbirds have gone into hiding
while distant coyotes give tongue,
and a redtail cries
from the pale blue skies
keeping track of its wandering young.

6. Come up on the porch, and we'll visit.
We'll all have a glass of iced tea.
There's Mary Lou
and Peggy Sue
and Mrs. Carmichael and me.

================
Creative Commons License: Song of the Dog Days lyrics by Eileen KCMO Chase is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 28 Jul 21 - 05:39 AM


HARES ON THE MOUNTAIN
There's Hares On The Mountain, as considerably (and tenderly) rewritten by Chris Wood, with the bit about enjoying your ice-cream in the hot August sun and getting nothing done:

If all you young girls were like hares on the mountain
We'd soon get our boots on and go out a-walking.
But if all you young girls were like swans in the water
We'd soon take those boots off and dive in there after.

And if all you young girls were like stars in the dark
We'd chase round the world to avoid the dawn's spark.
And if all you young girls were like the sun in the morning
We'd sit bleary-eyed just to see the day dawning.

And if all you young girls were like rain from the sky
We'd stand out in T-shirts and shun all things dry.
And if all you young girls were like the hot August sun
Then we'd sit out with ice-cream and get nothing done.

And if all you young girls flew south like the swallow
There's be nothing for it but to up sticks and follow.
But if all you young girls were like my own true lover
Then all you young men would love them as I love her.


There's a Youtube of him and Andy Cutting singing it in a folk club. It's very grainy but it's wonderful.
Chris Wood & Andy Cutting - Hares On The Mountain   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDsWOZz3eec


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 28 Jul 21 - 10:05 AM

I take it that was you, Geoff - cheers for making my post look more respectable! :-)


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Jul 21 - 06:06 PM

AUGUST by Taylor Swift
Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_(song)
Taylor Swift – August https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn_0zPAfyo8


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 30 Jul 21 - 01:10 AM

A Wonderful Guy

I'm as corny as Kansas in August,
I'm as normal as blueberry pie.
No more a smart little girl with no heart,
I have found me a wonderful guy!

From Rodgers & Hammerstein, South Pacific.



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 August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 31 Jul 21 - 07:43 PM

PETERLOO SONGS
16 August 1819The Peterloo Massacre took place at St Peter's Field, Manchester, Lancashire.
Wikipedia info:    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peterloo_Massacre

WITH HENRY HUNT WE’LL GO
With Henry Hunt We'll Go (feat. Bob Diehl) · Harry Boardman · Dave Hillery 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFuH-7D6Vf4
With Henry Hunt We'll Go -The Critics Group: Frankie Armstrong, John Faulkner, Brian Pearson, Denis Turner, Terry Yarnell  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGvFtjw9fMU

The Oldham Tinkers singing "Peterloo"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHG2iKY33WY
Oldham Tinkers Website: Lyrics ‘Peterloo’   http://www.oldhamtinkers.com/peterloo.html

4 songs from ‘The Road to Peterloo’: Pete Coe, Brian Peters & Laura Smyth https://worldlisteningpost.com/2020/03/04/coe-peters-smyth-the-road-to-peterloo/
History Workshop: The Ballads of Peterloo    https://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/s2-e3-the-ballads-of-peterloo/

MUDCAT: Lyr Req: Peterloo Massacre (Harvey Kershaw)    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=23907&messages=112&page=3#top


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Aug 21 - 06:16 PM

4 August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany

SOLDIER SONGS OF WORLD WAR ONE    https://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Soldier_Songs_of_World_War_I


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST,Jerome Clark
Date: 01 Aug 21 - 08:43 PM

Piedmont bluesmen John Cephas & Phil Wiggins's "Dog Days of August"
(Flying Fish, 1984) carries a song of the same name, written by Cephas & Wiggins.


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Aug 21 - 04:31 AM

DOG DAYS OF AUGUST
Cephas and Wiggins - "Dog Days of August"    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ert0I3o0w20


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 02 Aug 21 - 05:48 PM

THE OULD LAMMAS FAIR https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=37238#518884
The fair is held in Ballycastle annually in late August.

A Mudcat discussion of "Lammas" https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=23976#269972
(see also Lughnasa aka Lúnasa)


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Aug 21 - 06:15 PM

OULD LAMMAS FAIR
Many Youtube recordings    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Ould+Lammas+Fair

More Information on Lammas Day from henryp


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST,JHW
Date: 03 Aug 21 - 05:27 AM

I'm back as my incorrect rendering of August for Autumn is playing out.
Summer seems to have ended with July this year.(2021)
Useful reminders here though. Westlin Winds and good old Vin. "If its Staithes you've come to see you've come too late". What a prediction of our times.


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Aug 21 - 06:30 AM


(SWEET) FANNY ADAMS

On Saturday the twenty-first of August,
My poor Fanny and her sister went to play
With another little girl, Minnie Warren,
Little thinking of danger on her way.


MUDCAT Lyr Req: Sweet Fanny Adams   
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=69336
Information about Sweet Fanny Adams Murder     https://stmargarets.london/archives/2010/12/the_sad_story_of_sweet_fanny_adams.html
YouTube video documentary of the case   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkhajGakubs
Vashti Vincent - Fanny Adams   https://sounds.bl.uk/World-and-traditional-music/Peter-Kennedy-Collection/025M-C0604X0904XX-0001V0


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Aug 21 - 10:59 AM

NEW GARDEN FIELDS

On the seventeenth of August, the eighth month of the year
Down the new garden fields where T just met my dear,
She appeared like some goddess or some young divine,
And come like a torment to torture my mind.


Collected by RVW from Mr Broomfield, a woodcutter, at East Horndon, Essex on 22 April 1904. From Bushes and Briars by Roy Palmer.


Info , music&lyrics    
https://afolksongaweek.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/week-208-new-garden-fields/


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Aug 21 - 01:28 PM

Lammas Day, also known as Loaf Mass Day, is a Christian holiday celebrated in some English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere on 1 August. While Loaf Mass Day is traditionally a Christian holy day, Lughnasadh is celebrated by Neopagans around the same time.

"I wish you strength to bring you pride,
And a love to keep you clean,
And I wish you luck, come Lammastide,
At racing on the green."

Link to posting from Felipa on this topic

A Shropshire Lad VIII (Farewell to barn and stack and tree) by A E Housman
From Loveliest of Trees by the Polly Bolton Band


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Aug 21 - 04:12 AM

A SHROPSHIRE LAD    aka Captain Webb

24 August,1875Matthew Webb (Captain Webb) started his attempt from Dover in Kent, to become the first person to swim the English Channel.

A Shropshire Lad- John Kirkpatrick, Sue Harris    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRyJJZOFQdI
John Betjeman - A Shropshire Lad    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jnT4tOl_qQ

MUDCAT: Lyr Add: A Shropshire Lad (John Betjeman)    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=94240
Captain Webb - the song    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYKc_gYRRRs


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 05 Aug 21 - 01:32 PM

I wonder why you don't include more Mudcat links. The thread starts with lots of links to recordings of Brigg Fair. A set of lyrics is in the DT https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=921 I haven't looked to see discussions of the song.

commenting today because
It was on the fifth of August
The weather fair and mild
Unto Brigg Fair I did repair
For a love I was inclined


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST,JHW
Date: 07 Aug 21 - 06:16 AM

Trying to think of songs I knew but didn't learn and have never sung (for the few outdoor do's)
I remembered SWISS COTTAGE MANOEUVRES Jonathan Kelly.

'On a Christmas cake day, one Friday in August
In a bookshop in Charing Cross road'


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Aug 21 - 06:39 AM


Swiss Cottage Manoeuvres (Original) · Al Stewart     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv0UlzUwic4


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Aug 21 - 07:34 AM

August 6th, 1938, the republican Army crossed the River Ebro to fight Franco’s fascists in the Spanish Civil War

OVER THE EBRO
Over the Ebro · The Young'uns   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68KuqcJvShM


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Aug 21 - 09:14 AM

And the Spanish song EL PASO DEL EBRO aka Ay Carmela
Many recordings on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+El+Paso+del+Ebro


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST,JHW
Date: 07 Aug 21 - 04:39 PM

Yes was Al Stewart, 1967 album. Was thinking I was past it. Confirmed. Only 54 years ago and I forgot.


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Aug 21 - 05:13 PM

Hello Felipa , above you said "I wonder why you don't include more Mudcat links. " I do try to include them if they look interesting but making the links in to " blue clickies" is not straightforward and I sometimes abandon the task. It is not as simple as running them through the " clicky maker".


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 08 Aug 21 - 12:04 PM

another one to add to the Hiroshima songs is ZHURAVLI / CRANES
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=106885#2211631

In the author Rasul Gamzatov's native Dagestan, there is a an annual White Cranes Festival held 22 Oct, so I should remember to also add the song to the Oct song list when it starts.

There is yet another August connection as well as Hiroshima, however,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhuravli
"The poem's publication in the journal Novy Mir caught the attention of the famous actor and crooner Mark Bernes who revised the lyrics and asked Yan Frenkel to compose the music. When Frenkel first played his new song, Bernes (who was by then suffering from lung cancer) cried because he felt that this song was about his own fate: 'There is a small empty spot in the crane flock. Maybe it is reserved for me. One day I will join them, and from the skies I will call on all of you whom I had left on earth.' The song was recorded from the first attempt on 9 July 1969. Bernes died on 16 August 1969, about five weeks after recording the song, and the recording was played at his funeral. Later on,'Zhuravli' would most often be performed by Joseph Kobzon. According to Frenkel, 'Cranes' was Bernes' last record, his 'true swan song.'"
A link to more Hiroshima themed songs


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 08 Aug 21 - 05:06 PM

9 Aug 1972 Introduction of internment without trial in Northern Ireland

9-11 Aug, "The Ballymurphy Massacre" - only this year, it was officially declared that the 11 people killed in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast were innocent of any terrorist offences.

THE MEN BEHIND THE WIRE     THE MEN BEHIND THE WIRE (Mudcat thread)

NO TIME FOR LOVE (Mudcat thread)

BALLYMURPHY MASSACRE SONGS
BALLYMURPHY MASSACRE SONG youtube video, song by Gerard McConnell, background info on screen, lyrics on page.

Ballymurphy Massacre Song recording on youtube, lyrics on screen

Pádraig Mór on youtube Ballymurphy Massacre, words by T Docherty, on youtube

Lyrics for both Ballymurphy Massacre songs are at Mudcat thread https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=170214


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 08 Aug 21 - 05:19 PM

NO TIME FOR LOVE
No Time for Love If They Come in the Morning recorded by The Men of No Property

No Time for Love performed by its composer Jack Warshaw

MUDCAT:Lyr Req: No Time for Love (Jack Warshaw)    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=84944&messages=13


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Aug 21 - 08:55 AM

MY SKY SAILOR

On 24 August 1921, the airship R.38 (designated ZR-2 by the USN) was destroyed by a structural failure while in flight over the city of Hull.

Yorkshire Garland: Lyrics, Recording & Info   
http://www.yorkshirefolksong.net/song.cfm?songID=132


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