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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: The Sandman
Date: 08 Aug 22 - 03:46 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHql-Taq8DA


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: The Sandman
Date: 08 Aug 22 - 03:39 AM

ok.
it is in my songbook The Sailors Dream which is available from my websitehttp://www.dickmiles.com
but here it is for mudcat.

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.
this song was written about 1984,and recorded on Cheating the Tide GVR227,with Martin Carthy playing guitar.
my inspiration was a book called The Daughter of Time,by Josephine Tey,I realised that Richard the Third,had been unfairly treated by historians,and particularly by William Shakespeare.
Shakespeare was writing at a time when if you criticised the existing monarchy you could be executed,and had to be careful not to upset the ruling Tudor dynasty,who were close relatives of Henry the Seventh.
I think this tune is suited to open guitar tuning,I played it in emodal or Eminor,but I would of course be happy for anyone to sing the song,and do it just how they want.
I am not sure but I think the tune is in the dorian mode. Dick Miles
Link to THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH FIELD posted above by The Sandman


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Aug 22 - 06:17 PM

7 August 1890   Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, labour leader, activist, and feminist who played a leading role in the Industrial Workers of the World.The song “ Rebel Girl” was written about her by Joe Hill.

REBEL GIRL
   
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Gurley_Flynn
The Rebel Girl from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rebel_Girl
Many recordings of “ The Rebel Girl” on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22The+Rebel+Girl%22


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Aug 22 - 07:22 PM

ADMIRAL BENBOW     aka   BRAVE BENBOW
The Action of August 1702   was a series of naval engagements during which Admiral John Benbow was hit by chain shot while fighting French ships in the West Indies. As a result of leg wounds received, Benbow later died at Port Royal, Kingston, Jamaica on 4 November 1702.

Action of August 1702 from Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_August_1702
John Benbow from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Benbow
"Admiral Benbow" -Paul Clayton     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99-PGCcwT1M
"Admiral Benbow" - Kimber’s Men    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylE_DN0vk00
"Admiral Benbow" - June Tabor    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-j4SKhclSg
"Brave Benbow" - Paul Gwynne Phillips    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-EcgYgWyr8
"Brave Benbow" - Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgYAvbqrpyE
"Admiral Benbow" - Bob Copper     https://sussextraditions.org/record/admiral-benbow-5/
Mainly Norfolk : Admiral Benbow    https://mainlynorfolk.info/copperfamily/songs/admiralbenbow.html

Link to ADMIRAL BENBOW posted above by Ged Fox


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Aug 22 - 06:31 AM

August 4, 1961. Barack Obama the 44th U.S. President was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

SONGS ABOUT BARACK OBAMA

Songs about Barack Obama from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Songs_about_Barack_Obama
There's No One As Irish As Barack Obama - Corrigan Brothers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xkw8ip43Vk
There's No One as Irish as Barack O'Bama from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There%27s_No_One_as_Irish_as_Barack_O%27Bama
Welcome Home President Barack O'Bama - Corrigan Brothers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNHx_5wo_nE
Corrigan Brothers There's Still No One as Irish as Barack O'Bama - Featuring President Barack O'Bama    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nMJ63zD-NY

Crush On Obama- Leah Kauffman    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKsoXHYICqU
” Crush on Obama” from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crush_on_Obama

” Welcome To The Future” - Brad Paisley     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0Yg9wjctRw
”Welcome to the Future from Wikipedia”     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_to_the_Future#Music_vi


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Aug 22 - 10:11 AM

15 August , 1939. Birth of Norma Waterson, Hull folk singer.

SONGS SUNG BY NORMA WATERSON
Norma Waterson from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norma_Waterson
Many of Norma’s recordings on Youtube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Norma+Waterson++all+songs+on+YouTube


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Aug 22 - 12:44 AM

LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN
On this day in 1831, New London Bridge was opened by King William IV.

Until the mid-eighteenth century the Old London Bridge was the only crossing on the Thames in London. It was damaged in a major fire in 1633, but in the fire of 1666 this damage acted as a fire break and prevented the flames from further damaging the bridge and crossing to the south side of the Thames. With its 19 narrow arches, it impeded river traffic and flow. Central piers were removed to create a wider navigational span. Widening and the removal of its houses was completed in 1763, but it remained relatively narrow and needed continual and expensive repairs. In the early nineteenth century it was decided to replace the bridge with a new construction. New London Bridge was opened in 1831 and survived until it was replaced in 1972. At that time, the 1831 bridge was dismantled and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Wikipedia

London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down,
London Bridge is falling down, my fair Lady.


    "London Bridge Is Falling Down" from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Bridge_Is_Falling_Down    
Many recordings of "London Bridge Is Falling Down" on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=london+bridge+is+falling+down+song


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Aug 22 - 12:27 AM

On this day in 1798, the British fleet arrived off Egypt and discovered Brueys's dispositions, and Nelson ordered an immediate attack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI6-CsdO4LY Fotheringay

The Young Tradition sang The Banks of the Nile in 1968 on their last LP, Galleries. Heather Wood added in the Mudcat Café thread Origins: Banks of the Nile: “Sandy Denny learned it from us but put her own inimitable stamp on it.”


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Jul 22 - 03:43 AM

THE BATTLE OF THE NILE
1st to the 3rd of August 1798. The Battle of the Nile (also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay was fought between the British Royal Navy and the Navy of the French Republic at Aboukir Bay on the Mediterranean coast off the Nile Delta of Egypt

Battle of the Nile from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Nile
Many Recordings of “ The Battle of The Nile“ on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=THE+BATTLE+OF+THE+NILE+song
Lyrics to “The Battle of the Nile “ from Folk and Traditional Song Lyrics     http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/Battle_of_the_Nile.htm
Lyrics, information and recording of “The Battle of the Nile “ from Mainly Norfolk     https://mainlynorfolk.info/peter.bellamy/songs/thebanksofthenile.html    


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Jul 22 - 06:19 PM

SONGS ABOUT JOHN MACLEAN

24 August 1879   Birth of revolutionary Scottish socialist John Maclean.

John Maclean (Scottish socialist) from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maclean_(Scottish_socialist)
”The Ballad of John Maclean” - Many recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ballad+of+John+MacLean
Lyrics of The Ballad of John Maclean” from John Maclean Internet Archive     https://www.marxists.org/archive/maclean/works/ballad.htm
“John Maclean March “ -Many recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=John+MacLean+March    
The John Maclean March from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_John_Maclean_March
The John MacLean March: Lyrics and Information from Mainly Norfolk    https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/thejohnmacleanmarch.html
MUDCAT DT Lyrics & Music     /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=6504

Hamish Henderson makes reference to Maclean in the final verse of his "Freedom Come-All-Ye"
Sae come aa ye at hame wi freedom
Never heed whit the houdies croak for Doom
In yer hous aa the bairns o Aidam
Will fin breid, barley-bree an paintit room
Whan MacLean meets wi's friens in Springburn
Aa thae roses an geeans will turn tae blume
An a black laud frae yont Nyanga
Dings the fell gallows o the burghers doun.


Many recordings of "Freedom Come-All-Ye" on YouTube   https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22Freedom+Come-All-Ye%22


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Jul 22 - 12:02 PM

2 August 1511 Privateer, Henry Barton was killed, and his ship The Lion captured. A ballad about him and his adventures was written and eventually his name was transformed into Henry Martin

HENRY MARTIN   aka LOFTY TALL SHIP
Henry Martin (song) from Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Martin_(song)
Many recordings of “ Henry Martin “ by different singers on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=henry+martin+song
Many recordings of “ Lofty Tall Ship “ by different singers on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Lofty+Tall+Ship++song
Mainly Norfolk: Henry Martin / The Lofty Tall Ship, Information and lyrics     https://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/henrymartin.html
MUDCAT DT Lyrics: HENRY MARTIN /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=2591/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=2591
MUDCAT DT Lyrics: ANDREW BARTON /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=278

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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 Jul 22 - 09:29 AM

August is a wicked month, John Hartford
aka THE TALL TALL GRASS
The Tall Tall Grass · John Hartford    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB-CZqzDnzI
MUDCAT: Lyr Req: August is a wicked month    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=47486


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Jul 22 - 05:50 AM

Thanks for the contribution GerryM I have posted your interesting link on another (old) mudcat thread
MUDCAT: Lyr Add: Siege of Union Street (Alistair Hulett) /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=118813&messages=4#top


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 21 Jul 22 - 10:59 PM

THE SIEGE OF UNION STREET written by Alistair Hulett

The liner notes say, "The Unemployed Workers Union was formed ... during the Great Depression to fight evictions by heartless landlords of destitute families for non-payment of rent.... Matters came to a head in Union Street in the inner city suburb of Erskineville in Sydney, when over a thousand militants fought a pitched battle with police that lasted several days."

The first stanza goes,

You should have seen us down at Erko
Fourteenth August, Saturday night
To Newtown, Stanmore, Enmore and Petersham
Calls went out, "Workers unite!"
We built a bloody great wall
With planks and boards full seven foot tall
We didn't mind the howling winds and sleet
When we stood round the fire at Union Street

Other sources (e.g.,
http://jcmhood.squarespace.com/newtown-eviction) say the siege took place in Newtown, not in the neighboring suburb of Erskineville, and on 19 June 1931, not 14 August (and those were both Fridays, not Saturdays), but this nitpicking does not detract from the power of the song.

Here's a recording of Alistair, accompanied by Dave Swarbrick: https://youtu.be/ioD8AvSfp2c


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 13 Jun 22 - 06:22 PM

GOODMAN, SCHWERNER AND CHANEY
August 4, 1964 - Three young civil rights workers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were found murdered and buried in an earthen dam outside Philadelphia, Mississippi. They had disappeared on June 21 after being detained by Neshoba County police on charges of speeding. They were participating in the Mississippi Summer Project organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to increase black voter registration.

Goodman and Schwerner and Chaney-Tom Paxton    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cunIbeqFrJw
Other recordings of 'Goodman, Schwerner, and Chaney'on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Goodman%2C+Schwerner%2C+and+Chaney++song
Lyrics and Information about 'Goodman and Schwerner and Chaney' song “     https://www.antiwarsongs.org/canzone.php?id=10010&lang=en


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Jun 22 - 06:29 PM

SADDLEWORTH RUSHCART SONGS

From An August Bank Holiday Lark by Deborah McAndrew for Northern Broadsides

When the Saddleworth Rushcart was revived in 1974 the Morris men also resurrected an old song, sung by their predecessors. To the traditional tune of ‘Brighton Camp’ the Rushcarters sing the following words, taken directly from the banner of the Greenfield village ‘Armistice Cart’ of 1918:

Oh the Rushcart lads are bonny bonny lads
The Rushcart lads are bonny
Oh they dance round 'cart and whistle like a lark
And that’s as good as ony

With heft and heart we pull the cart
In August bright and sunny
The Rushcart lads are bonny bonny lads
The Rushcart lads are bonny

They shoulder t’gun to fight the hun
Fight as good as ony
Oh the Rushcart lads are bonny bonny lads
The Rushcart lads are bonny

Saddleworth Morris Men sing part of the above song    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PXW-IE7TZ0

With the kind permission of the Saddleworth Morris Men, Deborah McAndrew has used this song in the play, just altering the words slightly for the first Act when the young men have not yet gone to fight. On Rushcart Day the song is woven with another song, composed for this production by the great folk singer Mike Waterson just before he died. Director Barrie Rutter commissioned his friend, Mike, to write the song knowing that he was dying and would never see it performed.

Cut the rushes, pile them high
Stack them ‘til they reach the sky
So the church be warm and dry
Oh we are all rushcarters

On our hats a bright bouquet
Sing the summer, dance the day
Come we will, if come we may
Oh we are all rushcarters

We are not rich, we are not poor
We do not beg from door to door
You have seen us all before
We are all rushcarters

Through the village, up the hill
Round the green and by the mill
Bearing rushes, dancing still
We are all rushcarters

Dance we did in days of yore
Like our fathers did before
We will dance for evermore
We are all rushcarters


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Subject: RE: Michael (Collins) by Johnny McAvoy
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Dec 21 - 10:31 AM

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=7850   MICHAEL  by Johnny McEvoy

there are plenty of Johnny McEvoy recordings of Michael which you can watch on youtube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Michael-Johnny+McEvoy+

On a far off August day, cold young men in ambush lay
On a roadside, by a hill where flowers grow
So much hate for one so young, who was right and who was wrong
Though a thousand years may pass, we'll never know

Chorus
Candles dripping blood, they placed beside your shoulder
Rosary beads, like teardrops on your fingers
Friends and comrades standing by
In their grief they wonder why, Michael,
In their hour of need you had to go


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Dec 21 - 10:06 AM

Michael Collins died by gunfire at Béal na Blath, Co. Cork 22 Aug, 1922

HANG OUT YOUR BRIGHTEST COLOURS - The Ballad of Michael Collins
by Brian Moore (1946-2011)
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=53176#817022

performed by the author/composer under the name Cormac O'More https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QhMx_UI1fs

The bark of a dog breaks the silence like a bitter last hurrah   
And a raven spreads its wings for flight over fields near Béal na Blath   
A rifle still clasped to his breast, hanging low his head   
A black August day in the County Cork, Michael Collins is dead   

Hang out your brightest colours and his memory now recall   
Each one wants a part of him, no one wants it all


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 11 Nov 21 - 08:17 PM

Denver, Boise and Johnson,THE '68 NIXON. https://youtu.be/OLs8QwKTAZY


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 11 Nov 21 - 08:13 PM

Phil Ochs,HERE'S TO THE STATE OF RICHARD NIXON, https://youtu.be/lqLtsp4xVAA


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Nov 21 - 09:12 AM

SONGS ABOUT RICHARD NIXON

August 9, 1974. In light of his loss of political support and the near-certainty that he would be impeached and removed from office, President Richard Nixon resigned the presidency.

Richard Nixon From Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nixon

THE BALLAD OF RICHARD NIXON- Joe Glazer   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU6SJPoW9OY

From Wikipedia : Songs about Richard Nixon     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Songs_about_Richard_Nixon

DICKIE'S SUCH AN ARSEHOLE    Many recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Dickie%27s+Such+An+Asshole

MEXICO   - Jefferson Airplane     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWVjAWvhAGg

HE'S MISTRA KNOW - IT - ALL   by Stevie Wonder    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=He%27s+Misstra+Know-It-All

IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT- The Honey Drippers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqbEsS5kFb8

YOU HAVEN'T DONE NOTHIN'    -   Stevie Wonder     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji2ma2mfyhU

THE LOVE OF RICHARD NIXON - Manic Street Preachers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_G_R_1gMfc


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Subject: RE: Any August Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Nov 21 - 06:55 PM

LAMMAS DAY SONGS

Lammas Day (Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas, "loaf-mass"), also known as Loaf Mass Day, is a Christian holiday celebrated in some English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere on 1 August.
Lughnasadh or Lughnasa is a Gaelic festival which corresponds to the English Lammas and is also held on 1 August.


Wikipedia: Lammas   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lammas
Wikipedia: Lughnasadh     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lughnasadh
MUDCAT: Lammas    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=23976     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43e5Ty0BwO8
Lammas · Lisa Thiel    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph4GEyHfENE
Ruby Murray - The Old Lammas Fair     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDJTpUDYXXo
Many recordings of “The Old Lammas Fair” on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Old+Lammas+Fair
Lughnasadh-song-Omnia    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbE03jjw15M


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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

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

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
Link to THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH FIELD posted below by The Sandman


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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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