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Any August Songs?

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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Sep 21 - 06:33 AM

AUGUST IS OVER
We the Kings - August is Over    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6Fzs9dWBJ8


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Sep 21 - 04:54 PM

AUGUST by Julia Nunes
August - Julia Nunes    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ9CUKybUHM


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 10 Sep 21 - 10:02 AM

Hear Tom and see Alma     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWFEy1lVUMI


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 10 Sep 21 - 09:10 AM

Alma Mahler was born 31 August 1879. Tom Lehrer wrote a song about her.

ALMA

The loveliest girl in Vienna
Was Alma – the smartest as well.
Once you picked her up on your antenna,
You'd never be free of her spell.

Recording by Tom Lehrer.


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 10 Sep 21 - 03:13 AM

LYRICS of August by Rilo Kiley     https://www.google.com/search?q=august+rilo+kiley+lyrics&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB775GB775&oq=August-+Rilo+Kiley+&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Sep 21 - 05:54 PM

AUGUST by Rilo Kiley
August- Rilo Kiley    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a23LtMxEWg8


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Reinhard
Date: 31 Aug 21 - 09:33 AM

FOL THE DAY-O - Nancy Kerr

Though the end of time is long before us
We are hunted like the Oldham hare
Let us sing like it’s the 5th of August
And our lovers wait beyond the fair


Mainly Norfolk info and lyrics
https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/folthedayo.html
Fol the Day-O - Nancy Kerr & James Fagan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYnDiyJmAvM


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 30 Aug 21 - 06:16 PM

IT’S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME

On August 15, 1945, Japan surrendered, ending World War Two The song "It's Been A Long, Long Time" by the Harry James Orchestra with singer Kitty Kallen reflected the feelings of relief that there would be no more killing, that men and women would be returning from overseas, and families could be reunited It became one of the biggest hits from immediately after the war in 1945 and 1946.

It's Been a Long, Long Time- Kitty Kallen    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP0tHmoc1rs


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 27 Aug 21 - 08:55 AM

From Boxing the Compass by Roy Palmer; THE SECOND OF AUGUST

A New Song composed by the wounded Tars at the Siege of Boulogne

On the second of August, eighteen hundred and one,
As we sailed with Lord Nelson to the port of Boulogne
For to cut out some shipping, which prov-ed in vain
To our misfortune they were all moored with chain.

Printed by J. Kendrew, Colliergate, York


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Aug 21 - 12:11 PM

AUGUST DAY SONG
August Day Song- Bebel Gilberto    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP3q0iaAVJA


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST,Tom Patterson
Date: 23 Aug 21 - 08:16 PM

August 24th 1917



A song that recalls an incident in Blyth, Northumberland where young soldiers of the Warwickshire Regiment were preparing for service in the First World War.

BLYTH SANDS

The sun was out early that warm August day
Our Warwickshire lads had been sent far away
To a camp in the North East preparing for war
Most not yet twenty so young and so raw.

They'd been marching all morning in sweltering heat
Sweating, exhausted half dead on their feet
Arriving at Blyth Town they were ordered to rest
Bathe in the North Sea before their next test.

Six hundred soldiers ran onto the beach
Laughing and joking along the tide's reach
But the joy of that moment would soon turn to grief
When the pull of the current took men underneath.

Lt Colonel Chatterley sat high on his horse
Anxiously watching more waves changing course
His charges were swimming near to the land
But the wild swirling sea was beyond his command

Sgt John Riley was just back from France
He dived in to save them but stood little chance
Some waded out bravely grabbed five with their hands
But nine lives were taken that day on Blyth Sands.

The youngest to die was a boy from Kings Heath
His father stood dumbstruck in sheer disbelief
"This cannot have happened", poor Mrs Blunn said
She couldn't accept that her Jesse was dead.

At the inquest on Monday there were questions to ask
Coroner Rutherford had the sad task
"To swim there was madness", one fisherman claimed
But the jury decided no one should be blamed.

Lt Colonel Chatterley etc


Tom Patterson

This song is on You Tube at Tom Patterson Singer Songwriter    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7iga4_SC0s


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Aug 21 - 05:42 PM

WHITBY SOUVENIRS

In the early hours of morning
At the end of an August day.
I went down to take a farewell walk,
By the sands of Whitby Bay.
The summer sun still lingered there,
On the breath of the dreaming sea,
And the waves were turning, half awake,
As I walked along to the quay.

I went out along the West Pier,
And on past the harbour light,
The stars had never seemed quite so close,
Nor had ever burned so bright.
The moon curled low above the waves,
And the breeze, as if in play,
Made a million shards of moonlight dance,
With the shadows out on the bay.

In the darkness I stood gazing,
For how long I could not say,
‘til my truant mind returned with time,
And ushered me away.
Between the river and the sea,
I walked back towards the shore,
And I felt as close to Whitby then,
As the moss grows close to the moor.

In the early hours of morning
At the end of an August day.
I went down to take a farewell walk,
By the sands of Whitby bay.
And now, whatever time may pass,
Or wherever fortune steers,
That walk, the moon, the sea and stars,
Are my Whitby souvenirs.

©Geoff Lawes



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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Aug 21 - 07:15 PM

Gambler and gunslinger, Wild Bill Hickok was killed on August 2, 1876

WILD BILL HICKOK SONGS

Wild Bill Hickok · Johnsburg 3 (Bucky Halker)   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfwgE4hRvRk
Colter Wall "Wild Bill Hickok"    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBbkxeFUysQ
The Burial of Wild Bill    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LquWA_qJRWM


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: The Sandman
Date: 22 Aug 21 - 10:20 AM

THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH FIELD

(Dick Miles)

1.On the 22nd of August with glistening sword and shield.
Brave Richard king of England,did fight at Bosworth Field.
He led his troops in battle,and death did bravely face
The White Rose did fall never more to be replaced.
   Chorus.A horse, a horse,my kingdom for a horse.

2.Fight on stout hearted swordsman for king and country fight.
and aim you well bold archers the enemy well fright.
oh take you heed Northumberland and false Lord Stanley.
Have courage me lads for victorious we shall be.
   Chorus.

3. So thick and fast the arrows around the king did fly
when to the south marching up the hill false Stanley he did spy.
he mounted on his charger,to fight all for his crown
The White Rose did fall never more to leave the ground
Chorus

4.Unseated from his charger as on the ground lay he
surrounded and out numberd by lord stanleys infantry
they quickly stoop to kill as hawks high in the sky
The White Rose did fall theselast words he then did cry
Chorus

5.and so the last of the House of York to death did come at last
He ruled his people fairly and the law for bail he passed
a good and noble ruler by the Tudors so disgraced.
The White Rose did fall never more to be replaced.
Chorus.


copyright, Dick Miles.



Battle of Bosworth Field-Dick Miles on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHql-Taq8DA
MUDCAT: Battle of Bosworth Field (Dick Miles)    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=112658


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 21 Aug 21 - 07:27 PM

AUGUST SONG
August Song- Roommate    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBYoQtOTQDk


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 20 Aug 21 - 05:47 PM

COLD WIND IN AUGUST
Cold Wind in August · Van Morrison    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2kmMohN-AE


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 17 Aug 21 - 08:44 PM

MATTERHORN written by Fred B. Burch and Mel Tillis.

We started out from Bern one sunny August morn
There was just the four of us against the Matterhorn
There was Albert the Australian and John the Irishman
Me and Bill from Britain, mad dogs in the sun


Recording by The Country Gentlemen
Other recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=matterhorn+song


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Aug 21 - 05:27 AM


THE CONSTITUTION AND THE GUERRIER

The battle between these two ships took place on 16thAugust ,1812

The Constitution and the Guerriere- Bohola   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N75v8e07Zu8
Wikipedia : USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Constitution_vs_HMS_Guerriere


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Aug 21 - 09:04 AM

TWO YOUNG BRETHREN

There is April, there is May, there is June and July
What a pleasure it is for to see the corn grow.
In August we will reap it, we will cut, sheaf and bind it
And go down with our scythes for to mow.


MAINLY NORFOLK: Lyrics & Info   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/copperfamily/songs/twoyoungbrethren.html#:~:text=Mainly%20Norfolk%3A,-English%20Folk%20and
Two Young Brethren · The Copper Family     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYTncpoIrDQ


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Aug 21 - 06:53 AM

AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER
August And Everything After Song ( Lyrics )- Counting Crows/   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9_lj0F-mDY
                See RTim’s post above


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: RTim
Date: 14 Aug 21 - 09:42 PM

"AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER Counting Crows....

If you need it..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4DeQrKoIAY

They're waking up Maria
'Cause everybody else has got someplace to go
She makes a little motion with her head
Rolls over, and says she's gonna sleep
For a couple minutes more
I said I'm sorry to Maria
For the cold-hearted thing that I have done
I've said I'm sorry by now, at least once
To just about everyone
She says, "I have forgotten what I'm supposed to do today"
And it slips my mind what I'm supposed to say
We're getting older and older and older and older
And always a little further out of the way
You look into her eyes
And it's more than your heart will allow
In August and everything after
You get a little less than you expected somehow

Well, I stumbled into Washington Square
Just as the sun began to rise
And I walked across the lawn to the cathedral
And I lay down in the shadow of St. Mary's in the sky
I'm just one of these late model children
Waiting for the king
But there ain't no sign of Elvis in San Francisco
It's just me and I'm playing this rock and roll thing
She wants to be just like me
And I want every damn thing that I can see
You know, one day you're Daddy's little angel
The next day, you're everything he wanted you to be

They dress you up in white satin
And they give you your very own pair of wings
In August and everything after
I'm after everything

Well, I got my reservations
And I got my seven-million dollar home
I got the number of some girl in North Dakota
Who's always wide awake
So I never have to spend the night alone
I got this nasty little habit
Of peeking down the shirts of all the little girls
As they pass me by
And I know you wonder when it all catches up to me
And they finally bring me down
Do you think I'm gonna cry?
Well listen, I already got my disease
So get your fucking filthy hands off of me
I hope you weren't expecting me to be crucified
The best that they can do
Is just to hang me from the nearest tree

It's midnight in San Francisco
And I'm waiting here for Jesus on my knees
In August and everything after
I need somebody else to bleed for me

In August and everything after
I need somebody else to bleed for me

Well, I came down from San Francisco
Because I had confidence and a military mind
But now everyone I know is turning showgirl
And dancing with their shirt off
In some Las Vegas hotel line
So I'm going to New York City
Cause it got a little sleazy here for me
And when I find myself alone
You know I'm never going home
You make the changes
The changes that you need
But I no longer know how to pray
I live in a dog town and it's a Dalmatian parade
I change my spots over and over
But they never seem to fade away

I am the last remaining Indian
Looking for the place where the buffalo roam
In August and everything after
Man, them buffalo ain't never coming home

In August and everything after
Man, them buffalo ain't
They ain't never coming home
No

In August and everything after
Man, them buffalo ain't never coming home


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Aug 21 - 04:34 PM

THE FIRST DAY IN AUGUST
Song The First Day In August-Carole King    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHAnMd24pd4


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 13 Aug 21 - 09:11 AM

DONIBRISTLE MINE DISASTER
Swan Arcade – Donibristle Mine Disaster    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uL26TJzKYM

On the twenty sixth of August our fatal moss gave way
Scottish Mining Website info  http://www.scottishmining.co.uk/86.html


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Aug 21 - 03:55 AM

THE THIRTY THIRD OF AUGUST
Waylon Jennings The 33rd of August   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3Jw-7J09RY


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 11 Aug 21 - 12:57 PM

12 August - the annual commemoration of the siege of Derry, N Ireland
though this year the Apprentice Boys Parade held on 14 Aug. because that is a Saturday. It will be scaled down from the usual massive event, because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10894#77974 SHUTTING THE GATES OF DERRY
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=36749#669429 DERRY'S WALLS

Derry Walls sung with lyrics on screen
same recording with photographs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7yolZ_Ga6Y

a search for Apprentice Boys songs on youtubes brings up a few other songs
APPRENTICE BOYS OF DERRY APPRENTICE BOYS OF DERRY there are a few other videos of this song, "Let me tell you of the story of fame and gallantry"
GLORY, GLORY APPRENTICE BOYS     GLORY, GLORY APPRENTICE BOYS

there is also a commemoration in December, Lundy's Day
The Trial of Lundy - Title not capitalised, because this material is not a song and it pertains more to Dec than to Aug
It was a long siege .... 18 Apr 1689 – 1 Aug 1689
"The siege of Derry in 1689 was the first major event in the Williamite War in Ireland. The siege was preceded by a first attempt against the town by Jacobite forces on 7 December 1688 that was foiled when 13 apprentices shut the gates. This was an act of rebellion against James II." Wikipedia


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 10 Aug 21 - 09:38 AM

DEAR AUGUST
PJ Harding, Noah Cyrus - Dear August    
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=uIIqbiv3X74&list=RDAMVMuIIqbiv3X74


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 09 Aug 21 - 09:10 AM

Geoff, why is it more complicated to link to Mudcat threads than to other sites?


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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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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: 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: 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: 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,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 - 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: 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 - 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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,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: 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: 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 - 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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