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Subject: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Sep 21 - 06:41 AM

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      -Joe Offer-



Can you suggest any songs associated with the month of October ie: (A) Any songs with October in the title (B) Any songs with an October date given in the lyrics (C) Any songs referencing an event that is known to have occurred in October 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.
This is an edited PermaThread moderated by Geoff Lawes.


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.When I add to someone’s post I make this clear by doing so beneath an orange line like the one below. - Regards, GeoffLawes



INDEX OF OCTOBER SONGS

ALLANTIDE
ANYTIME YOU NEED A FRIEND
AS TIME GOES BY
AT THE CHIME OF A CITY CLOCK
AT THE DRIVE IN
AT YOUR SIDE
AUGUST OCTOBER
AUTUMN LOVE
AUTUMN TREES
AWAY YE MERRY LASSES
BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
BACK IN TIME
BALLAD OF OCTOBER 16th
BATTLE OF SARATOGA (THE)
BEEP! BEEP!
BLANTYRE EXPLOSION (THE)
BOER BATTLE SONG
BOERS HAVE GOT MY DADDY (THE)
BOLD NELSON’S PRAISE
BONNIE LASS O’ FYVIE (THE)
BRING OUT YOUR BANNERS
BROKEN CLOCKS
CABLE STREET
CALENDARS AND CLOCKS
CAPTAIN’S APPRENTICE (THE)   aka THE CRUEL SHIP’S CAPTAIN
CARRYING NELSON HOME
CASTLE OF DROMORE(THE)
CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE
CHISHOLM TRAIL(THE)
CLOCKS
CLOCKS AND SPOONS
CLOSE THE COALHOUSE DOOR
COLD WATER
COME ALL YOU BOLD CANADIANS (Laws A22)  aka   GENERAL BROCK or The Bold Canadian
COUNT ON ME
CREACH NA SAMHNA
CROSSING THE BAR
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
DEATH OF NELSON by J. Braham & S. J. Arnold
DEATH OF QUEEN JANE (THE)
DE LA REY
DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?
DON’T TELL MY MOTHER I’M LIVING IN SIN
DROP OF NELSON’S BLOOD (A)
EDITH CAVELL SONGS
EL SALVADOR
EMPATHY
EMPIRE OF THE CLOUDS
ERIE CANAL SONG (THE)
E-RI-E CANAL
EWAN MACCOLL SONGS
EYEMOUTH LAMENT
EYEMOUTH TRAGEDY
FAITHFUL JOHNNY
FAMOUS PIG SONG (THE)
FIFTH DAY OF OCTOBER(THE)
FILL YOUR BUCKET SONG
FIJI FANNY
FIRE OF FRENDRAUGHT (THE)
FLOWERS OF BERMUDA(THE)
FOOTBALL’S COMING HOME
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY
FROM BUFFALO TO TROY
FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY
GHOSTS OF CABLE STREET(THE)
GLAD TO SEE YOUR BACK
GLAUB! GLAUB! GLAUB!
GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK
GREY OCTOBER
GREY OCTOBER CLOUDS (THE)
HAG IS ASTRIDE(THE)
HALLOWEEN   (Kirsty MacColl)
HALLOWEEN     by The Singing Postman
HALLOWE'EN (From Music Time for Brownies)
HALLOWEEN SONGS FROM THE 1920'S & 1930’S
HALLOWE'EN SIGHTS
HALLOWE’EN QUARTERMASTER(THE)
HALLOWE'EN words by Violet Jacob
HALLOWS’ EVE
HARTLAKE BRIDGE
HENNESSY MURDER (THE)
HERE FOR YOU
HOLD THE FORT
HOOSAC TUNNEL
HOP-TU-NAA
HUSBAND’S CLOCK (THE)
HULL FAIR SONG by Pickled Ginger
HYMNS, CAROLS & SONGS BY RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME
IF YOU CAN’T GET IN THE CORNERS
IF YOU PEEK IN MY GAZEBO
I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER
I’LL STAND BY YOU
IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
JARROW SONG
JOHNNY BOER
JOHN’S GARDEN
LANDLORD FILL THE FLOWING BOWL
LAST OCTOBER
LEAN ON ME
LET ME BE THERE
LET NO MAN STEAL YOUR TIME
LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER (THE)
LINDA AND HER LONDONDERRY AIR
LOLA’S SAUSEPAN
LONESOME SUZIE
LOSS OF THE ELIZA (THE)
LOVE ME DO
MACDONNELL ON THE HEIGHTS
MARCHING INLAND
MARCH OF THE WOMEN (THE)
MARCHING TO PRETORIA
MARY ELLEN CARTER (THE)
MATA HARI
MEN OF NORTH LEW(THE) aka THE BELL RINGERS or THE BELL RINGING(Roud 1515)
MONTY PYTHON SONGS
MORLEY MAIN
MRS O'LEARY'S COW
MRS. O'LEARY'S LANTERN
MRS. O'LEARY'S SONG
MY LADY OF AUTUMN
MY OCTOBER SYMPHONY
NELSON’S DEATH
NEVER GO WALKING WITHOUT YOUR HATPIN
NEVER TURN A BLIND EYE TO THE STORM
OCTOBER REVOLUTION SONGS
OCTOBER by Amy Winehouse
OCTOBER by Jackson C. Frank
OCTOBER by Kings
OCTOBER by U2
OCTOBER GREY
OCTOBER ROAD
OCTOBER ROSES
OCTOBER SKIES
OCTOBER SKY
OCTOBER SNOW
OCTOBER SONG by Robin Williamson
OCTOBER THE TWELFTH
OCTOBER TREES
OCTOBER WINDS by Bela Fleck
OCTOBER WINDS (Makem)
OCTOBER WINDS by Cara Dillon
OKTOBERSONG!
O'LEARY'S COW   -  Johnny Horton
OLD WOMAN TAUGHT WISDOM (THE)
ON A DAY LIKE TODAY
(ON BOARD) THE VICTORY
ON BOARD A MAN O’ WAR
ONLY TIME WILL TELL
OTHERS
OXFORD TOWN
OYSTER GIRL (THE)
PIG GOT UP AND SLOWLY WALKED AWAY(THE)
PLEASE SELL NO MORE DRINK TO MY FATHER
PULLING HARD AGAINST THE STREAM
PUNKIE NIGHT
RAILWAY SONG by Roy the Taxi Driver
RAILWAY TRAIL SONG (THE)
RAISE YOUR BANNERS HIGH
RAMBLING COMBER (THE)
RAT CATCHER’S DAUGHTER
REMEMBER THE TIME
RICHARD III
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
RUNNING THE CLOCKS
RUSSIAN LOVE SONG (A)
SANTA AND THE SATELLITE
SARIE MARAIS
SATELITE BABY
SAUERKRAUT
SCHOOLHOUSE ON THE HILL (THE)
SENGHENYDD
SHE WAS AN ANGEL OF MERCY
SINKING OF THE REUBEN JAMES (THE)
SNOW IN OCTOBER
SOME OLD SALTY
SONG FOR THE RED-COATS (A)
SONG OF THE CLYDE (THE)
SONGS ABOUT THE ABERFAN DISASTER
SONGS ABOUT THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT
SONGS ABOUT SUPPORTING AND CARING FOR OTHER PEOPLE
SONGS ABOUT ELENOR ROOSEVELT
SONGS ABOUT JOHN BROWN
SONGS ABOUT MOLLY PITCHER
SONGS ABOUT NOTTINGHAM GOOSE FAIR
SONGS ABOUT THE HUNGARIAN UPRISING OF 1956
SONGS ABOUT THE SPUTNIK
SONGS ABOUT TIME AND CLOCKS
SONGS BY CYRIL TAWNEY
SONGS OF THE SUFFRAGETTES sung by Elizabeth Knight
SONGS SUNG BY ELSA LANCHESTER
SOULING SONGS
SPRINGFIELD MINE DISASTER (THE)    aka THE BALLAD OF SPRINGHILL
SPUTNIK (THE SATELLITE GIRL)
SPUTNIKS AND MUTNIKS
SPUTNIK DANCE
SPUTNIK’S DOWN
SPUTNIK SWEETHEART
STOP THE CLOCKS
SUFFRAGETTE SONGS
SUKKOT SONGS
SWEET WILLIAM’S GHOST
TAKING NELSON HOME
TAM LIN
TAM O’SHANTER
TAVISTOCK GOOSEY FAIR
THA MO RÚN AIR A’ GHILLE
THAT OLD CLOCK ON THE WALL
THERE IS A TIME
THAT’S THE TICKET
THIS TIME TOMORROW
THREE JOLLY COACHMEN
THREE SCORE AND TEN
TIME
TIME AFTER TIME
TIME IN A BOTTLE
TIME IS ON MY SIDE
TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’ (THE)
TIME WARP
TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS
TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS
TRYING TO MAKE CLOCKS SLOW DOWN
TURN BACK YOUR CLOCKS
TURNING TOWARD THE MORNING
TURN! TURN! TURN!
UMBRELLA
UP THE DOWN ESCALATOR
VA DANSER
VARSHAVYANKA
WALTZ FOR EDITH CAVELL( A )
WE FELL IN LOVE IN OCTOBER
WIND BENEATH MY WINGS
WOBBLING MAN (THE)
WHEN OCTOBER GOES
WHAT IN THE HELL WAS IT FOR?
WHAT’S TIME TO A HOG
WHEN A LADY HAS A PIAZZA
WHEN I NEEDED A NEIGHBOUR
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS
WORKER’S MARSEILLES (THE)
YANKEE DOODLE
YORKTOWN
YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE
YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND
YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME
1st DAY OF OCTOBER


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Sep 21 - 06:43 AM

OCTOBER SONG    by Robin Williamson

Incredible String Band ~ October Song   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCnJdQ9izto
Mainly Norfolk: October Song, info     https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/octobersong.html
Rheingans Sisters - The October Song     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VomBZdeDkXw
Steve Tilston & Maggie Boyle 'October Song'     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bns8psVzglg
   
October Song · Barbara Dickson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrmIGh7leVg
Martin Simpson - October Song   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znZHnmzos3g


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,dave shiflett
Date: 15 Sep 21 - 04:48 PM

here's one AUTUMN LOVE
sung by the great buttafly vazquez.


https://soundcloud.com/dshifl/autumn-love-dave-shiflett-1


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 21 - 05:30 PM

HALLOWEEN
by the late, great, Kirsty MacColl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPAIdYcrr6I&ab_channel=DemonMusicGroup


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Sep 21 - 06:25 PM

Yes,Guest,   Halloween is a celebration observed in many countries on 31 October   Thank you.

Wikipedia: Halloween     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween
Kirsty MacColl – Halloween   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz55ZkGADvM
MUDCAT:Halloween Origins    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=3256&messages=57#15958
MUDCAT:Halloween Songs    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=25798&messages=161#305325

Link to SWEET WILLIAM’S GHOST(Halloween song)
Link to HALLOWEEN    by The Singing Postman
LINK to the HAG IS ASTRIDE


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 15 Sep 21 - 06:48 PM

THE MARY ELLEN CARTER by Stan Rogers.

She went down last October, in a driving, pouring rain....


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Sep 21 - 07:29 PM

THE MARY ELLEN CARTER -Many recordings on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=THE+MARY+ELLEN+CARTER+Youtube
Wikipedia: The Mary Ellen Carter     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mary_Ellen_Carter
Full lyrics and a recording https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/stanrogers/themaryellencarter.html


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 06:12 AM

5th October, 1962. The Beatles first release of LOVE ME DO
Love Me Do · The Beatles
   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uQuX1sOYk4


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 07:37 AM


SWEET WILLIAM’S GHOST

Many recordings of Sweet William's Ghost on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sweet+William%27s+Ghost

Margaret lay on a fine feather bed
The Halloween drew near
When a dreadful form came to her room
And to her did appear.

"Are you my father the king" she said
"Are you my brother John
Or are you my truelove William
From Scotland coming home?"

"I'm not your father the king" he said
"I'm not your brother John
But I am your truelove William
From Scotland I've returned?"

"Margaret, Lady Margaret" he said
"In love, in charity
Will you give me back the plighted troth
That once, love, I gave thee."

"No I'll not give you back your plighted troth
Nor any other thing
Until you take me to your father's house
Where oft-times I have have been."

He's taken her to his father's house
And as they did enter in
The gates swung open at their own free will
To let young William in.

"Margaret, Lady Margaret" he said
"In love, in charity
Will you give me back the plighted troth
That once, love, I gave thee."

"No I'll not give you back your plighted troth
Nor any other thing
Until you take me to the chapel hall
And marry me with a ring."

He's taken her to the chapel hall
And as they did enter in
The locks flew asunder at their own free will
To let young William in.

"Margaret, Lady Margaret" he said
"In love, in charity
Will you give me back the plighted troth
That once, love, I gave thee."

She took the cross from around her neck
And laid it on his breast
Saying "Take you back your plighted troth
And in Heaven your soul find rest."

Silent stood the red red cock
But loudly called the grey
"It is time for the living to depart the dead
And so you must away."


MUDCAT:Digitrad Lyrics /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=5638
Wikipedia information about the song Sweet William’s Ghost https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_William%27s_Ghost

Link to HALLOWEEN posts above


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 07:42 AM


HALLOWEEN    by The Singing Postman

The Singing Postman – Halloween   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-ogTQqP6NQ

Some folks say by the light of the day
They don't believe tha's true
That folks will roam, far from their home
And the witches make their brew
Dew you go where the lights are low
They don't seem quite so keen
And they don't dare, go anywhere
On the night of Hallowe'en.

Now we all go down to the old churchyard
I dust you go inside
You're not far from the old hall beyond
Where the headless horsemen ride
Then you prick those doors seven times
And I know that you will scream
When the devil pops his head out the top
On the night of Hallowe'en.

Ghosts don't like nobody
They all make awful cries
They weep and moan, grunt and groan
And they don't like exorcise
See them walk through the castle walls
As though there's nothin' between
So don't you stray, too far away
On the night of Hallowe'en.

Now we all know Shuck he's a rare old dog
He likes to prowl around
Waiting for, down on the shore
The master who was drowned
His hair is black, his teeth are red
His eyes oh how they gleam
If he gets you, it's toodle-oo
On the night of Hallowe'en   


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 01:22 PM

THREE SCORE AND TEN

October's night left such a sight, was never seen before:
There was masts and spars and broken yards came floating to the shore.


But It seems that the folk process has had it's way with the facts since the original broadside poem was prefaced

“In memoriam of the poor Fishermen who lost their lives in the Dreadful Gale from Grimsby and Hull, Feb. 8&9, 1889”
Mainly Norfolk    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/watersons/songs/threescoreandten.html

Joe Offer     http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/songs/104.html
Behind the Music!    http://www.debisimons.com/whats-real-story-behind-grimsby-town/
YORKSHIRE GARLAND    http://www.yorkshirefolksong.net/song.cfm?songID=5
MUDCAT 3 Score and 10 -Grave found in Hull”     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=110813
Mudcat DIGITRAD    
/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=7321


The Watersons     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5JzE1-VJv0
Louis Killen     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6M-07YGReg
The Dubliners     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrnWZSkXMw8
The Clancy Brothers    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEjW9Pxildo
Gordon Bok · Ann Mayo Muir · Ed Trickett     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmyRDiomcb0

A host of recordings here on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=THREE+SCORE+AND+TEN+Youtube


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 01:32 PM

Another "Hallowe'en" - from the poem by Violet Jacob, set to music by Jim Reid, and here sung by Sheena Wellington and Karine Polwart: it refers to the poet losing her son, Lachlan in WW1. Absolutely haunting.
Hallowe'en (Violet Jacob)

HALLOWE'EN words by Violet Jacob (1920)
Music, Jim Reid.

The tattie-liftin's nearly through,
They're plooin' whaur the barley grew
And efter dark roond ilka stack
You'll see the horsemen stand and crack
O Lachlan, but I mind on you.

I mind fu' aften we hae seen
Ten thoosand stars keek doon atween.
The naked branches, and below
Baith fairm and bothy hae their show
A-low wi' lichts o' Hallowe'en.

There's bairns wi' guys that's at their tail
Cloorin' the doors wi' runts o' kail
And fine you'll hear the screechs an' skirls
O' lassies wi' their drookit curls
Bobbin' for aipples i' the pail.

The bothy fire is loupin' heat.
A new heid-horseman's kist is set.
Richt's o'er the lamp whaur by the blaze
The auld yin stood that kept yer claes.
I cannae thole tae see it yet.

But gin the auld folks' tales are richt
An' ghaists cam hame on Hallow'n nicht,
Oh freend, oh freends, what would I gie
Tae feel yer rax yer hand tae me
Atween the dark an' coral licht!

Awa' in France across the wave,
The wee lichts burn on ilka grave
An' you an' me their lowes hae seen.
Ye'll maybe hae yer Hallowe'en
Yont whaur you're lyin' wi’ the lave.

There's drink an' daff an' sang an' dance,
An' ploys an' kisses get their chance,
But Lachlan, man, the place I see
Is whaur yer auld kist used tae be,
An' the lichts o' Hallowe'en in France.


[As sung by Jean Redpath on "Leaving the Land," 1990. Also recorded by The Sangsters on "Sharp & Sweet," 2001; and by Sheena Wellington on "Scots Women," 2001, as well as the video linked above.
Hallowe'en · Jean Redpath   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzH8ODDi3EI&list=PLLKu4d-qUaWLxvlf0aYJgMZlRQ6bsht1B&index=93
Hallowe'en- The Sangsters     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLoNP2UpdjI


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 01:42 PM

Another favourite, by Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem, Tommy having written the song.
The Grey October Clouds

THE GREY OCTOBER CLOUDS
                        Tommy Makem

The summer birds have gathered on their journey to the sun,
I saw the wild geese heading South on their October run,
The last crop has been harvested and all the work is done,
And the grey October clouds go drifting by.
Chorus
Drifting by, drifting by, and the grey October clouds go drifting by.


At summer dawns I walked along by silver singing streams,
The lark song filled the early morn, and I could dream my dreams,
The good times passed so quickly, that was long ago it seems,
And the grey October clouds go drifting by…………..
Chorus

In memory’s field my fancies ran, wild flowers can be seen
On every hill and valley and meadows in between,
The leaves of brown came tumbling down from trees that once were green,
And the grey October clouds go drifting by………………
Chorus

In the summer of our lifetime, the skies seemed always blue,
We’d dream our dreams with youthful thoughts and hope that they’d come true,
Believe in all your youthful dreams and they’ll live on for you,
And the grey October clouds go drifting by…………………
Chorus x 2


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 01:48 PM

Tattie Bogle, the Youtube track from Sheena Wellington and Karine Polwart is the one from Celtic Connections 2001 that was released on "Scots Women".


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 01:53 PM

And for anyone doing kids' Hallowe'en parties, here are a couple more less serious songs!

1. HALLOWE'EN (From Music Time for Brownies)


Tonight is the night when dead leaves fly
Like witches and switches across the sky
When elf and sprite flit through the night
Om a moony sheen, on a moony sheen.

Tonight is the night when leaves do sound
Like gnomes in their homes far beneath the ground,
When spooks and trolls creep out of holes,
Dark and mossy green, dark and mossy green.

Tonight is the night when pumpkins stare
Through brown sheaves and leaves almost everywhere,
When ghoul and ghost and goblin host
Dance round their queen, for it’s Hallowe’en.


(Suggested accompaniment for this is a spooky “wobble board”! or gentle use of a “thunder tube” might work)
The whole thing can be accompanied by a drone in A or B minor. Can supply the tune if anyone wants it.


2.
THE HALLOWE’EN QUARTERMASTER
                Trish Santer 24.10.06.
(You'll know the tune for this one, I guess!)

There were witches, witches, wearing stripy britches
In the stores, in the stores,
There were witches, witches, wearing stripy britches
In the quartermaster’s stores.

Chorus
My eyes are dim , I cannot see, I have not brought my specs with me,
I have not brought my specs with me.

There were rats, rats, big as tiger cats, etc.

There were spiders, spiders, drinking pints of cider, etc.

There were wizards, wizards, eating chicken gizzards, etc.

There were bats, bats, we were wearing them as hats, etc.

There were ghouls, ghouls, playing with garden tools, etc

There were pumpkins, pumpkins, brought in by some numpties, etc.

There were brooms, brooms, flying round the room, etc

There were ghosts, ghosts, bumping into posts, etc


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 02:00 PM

Thanks Guest: I was even at that concert! It appeared as 2 separate clips on YouTube listings: very sorry for any duplication: but I know that Sheena has it, just herself, on one of her own CDs too!
What was slightly disappointing was not to find a YouTube of Jim Reid himself singing it: I'm sure I have it on one of his CDs. But the quoted version is great.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 06:39 PM

Is this him Tattie?    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8UbwLeqGHs


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 09:21 PM

THE SINKING OF THE REUBEN JAMES by Woody Guthrie.

One hundred men were drowned in that dark watery grave
When that good ship went down, only forty four were saved
Twas the last day of October that we saved the forty four
From the cold icy water off the cold Iceland shore.


Wikipedia: The Sinking of the Reuben James    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sinking_of_the_Reuben_James

The Sinking of the Reuben James - Woody Guthrie     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICy5P1pKy5A


USS Reuben James (DD-245) from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Reuben_James_(DD-245)
The Sinking of the Reuben James (song) from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sinking_of_the_Reuben_James
Many more recordings of “The Sinking of the Reuben James” on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sinking+of+the+Reuben+James+
MUDCAT : Reuben James - Sunk October 31, 1941    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=53060&messages=47#top


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 09:24 PM

THE CHISHOLM TRAIL

I started up the trail October twenty-third.
I started up the trail with the 2-U herd.


A roundup of The Chisholm Trail song on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+chisholm+trail+song

Link to post below SONGS ABOUT THE CHISHOLM TRAIL


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 09:25 PM

THE FAMOUS PIG SONG

(Clarke Van Ness, music by F. Henri Klickmann)

'Twas an evening in October, I'll confess I wasn't sober,
I was carting home a load with manly pride,
When my feet began to stutter and I fell into the gutter,
And a pig came up and lay down by my side.
Then I lay there in the gutter and my heart was all a-flutter,
Till a lady, passing by, did chance to say:
"You can tell a man that boozes by the company he chooses,"
Then the pig got up and slowly walked away.


The Famous Pig Song    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaUMKcHeZzk


This song is also known as    THE PIG GOT UP AND SLOWLY WALKED AWAY
Frank Crumit,The Pig Got Up And Slowly Walked Away    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOWYNJTFsvs&list=RDNOWYNJTFsvs&start_radio=1
The Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away · Billy May Orchestra · Rudy Vallee    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz3-pnN2J6A>
Lyrics     https://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/p/piggotup.html

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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 09:28 PM

TURNING TOWARD THE MORNING
(Gordon Bok)

Now October's growing thin
And November's coming home;
You'll be thinking of the season
And the sad things that you've seen,
And you hear that old wind walking,
Hear him singing high and thin,
You could swear he's out there singing
Of your sorrow.


Turning Toward the Morning (Live) · Gordon Bok    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQmPEWTo-LY


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 09:30 PM

THE FLOWERS OF BERMUDA

(Stan Rogers)

Just five short hours from Bermuda's isle
In a fine October gale
O there came a cry, " Oh, there be breakers dead ahead
From the collier Nightingale


Stan Rogers - The Flowers Of Bermuda    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVUei-0WYC4


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 09:32 PM

THAT’S THE TICKET, a broken-token song by the late Mudcatter, Art Thieme.

And on one fair October morning
He walked into the old shoe place
His slicker covered ticket eight-oh-four-nine
And his love stared blankly at his bearded face


MUDCAT Digitrad    
/mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=5736,5736,5736,5736&SongID=5736,5736,5736,5736


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 09:41 PM

Columbus Day is celebrated (by some) on 12 October, commemorating his arrival in the West Indies on that date in 1492. Many songs make incidental mention of Columbus,
e.g.,SAUERKRAUT, by Lou & Peter Berryman, has a stanza,

Could you dump this ice out in the bathtub, can you dig it
Here we're dumping out the ice to make some room to make some more;
How'd you like a chicken that came over with Columbus?
Well I've got one here, Don't mention it, dear. That's what friends are for.


When Did We Have Sauerkraut? - Lou and Peter Berryman    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg-p_NL5iI8


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 09:43 PM

Another mention of Columbus, in MARCHING INLAND,
by Tom Lewis:

Columbus he set sail to find out if the world was round
He kept up sailing to the West until he ran aground
He thought he found the Indians but he found the USA
I know some navigators who can still do that today


I'm Marching Inland, Tom Lewis   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2klfR0R42eQ


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,Rigby
Date: 17 Sep 21 - 06:16 AM

THE FIRE OF FRENDRAUGHT(Child 196)

The eighteenth of October
A dismal tale for to hear
How good lord John and Rothiemay
Were both burned in the fire...


Not sure if there are any recorded versions on YouTube. I guess I could put my version up if anyone cares.


The Fire of Frendraught (Child #196) Traditional Scottish    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54YM2uvVggA

It would be good to hear you, GUEST,Rigby


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Sep 21 - 05:58 PM

Monty Python started on BBC 1 Television on Sunday, 5 October 1969

MONTY PYTHON SONGS

Wikipedia: Monty Python Sings    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python_Sings
Many Monty Python Songs on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kJ1-h0dQgBjhlFiLPPgakbVBfZoxTo4jg


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 18 Sep 21 - 07:06 PM

In answer to Geoff Lawes, no that's not Jim Reid singing in the YouTube link you gave: it's Daniel Kelly (as it says in the script accompanying the video!!) and he does make a nice job of it, though he has a deeper voice than Jim's.
You might like this track of Jim singing: the songs are seasonal anyway and include what is perhaps his best-known setting of a Violet Jacob poem - Norland Wind (aka The Wild Geese):
Jim Reid songs


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 18 Sep 21 - 07:12 PM

P.S. If you look further into the script accompanying Daniel Kelly's singing of "Hallowe'en" it seems he had the same problem of not being able to find a YouTube of Jim Reid singing it, but he has linked to some of the other versions already mentioned above. I'll have a look through my Jim Reid CDs to see if I can find it.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 18 Sep 21 - 07:19 PM

SUFFRAGETTE SONGS
10 October,1903 The Women’s Social and Political Union, campaigning for women’s suffrage in Great Britain was founded by the English suffragette Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst at her home in Manchester.

THE MARCH OF THE WOMEN
The March of the Women    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCtGkCg7trY
The March of the Women- Women's Voices Chorus     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ_ppIKBWPY
The March of the Women- TU Women's Choir     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZjIPQ_Nr6M
Link To SONGS OF THE SUFFRAGETTES below


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 18 Sep 21 - 07:28 PM

Anthems of the Suffrage Movement    https://www.thesuffragettes.org/resources/anthems/
Songs about Women's Rights    http://www.protestsonglyrics.net/Songs-about-Womens-Rights.phtml
Standing on the Shoulders by Janet Wood and Sheffield Socialist Choir    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG1sYfJDeLY


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Sep 21 - 03:57 AM

Jim Reid recorded "Hallowe'en" on his 1996 CD "The Better o' a Sang".


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 19 Sep 21 - 04:42 AM

SONGS OF THE SUFFRAGETTES sung by Elizabeth Knight

2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1958 Folkways Records   
https://folkways.si.edu/elizabeth-knight/songs-of-the-suffragettes/historical-song-struggle-protest/music/album/smithsonian

Track Listing
Columbia's Daughters - Elizabeth Knight    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74kcbhrW7So
Uncle Sam's Wedding - Elizabeth Knight     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mvUnBJqxYs
Keep Woman in Her Sphere - Elizabeth Knight     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd2y7qaJt7Q
Let Us All Speak Our Minds - Elizabeth Knight    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPqo2W-XM7Y
The Taxation Tyranny - Elizabeth Knight    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW6EDtZZIyM
The Promised Land - Elizabeth Knight     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV76z_NIFR8
The Suffrage Flag - Elizabeth Knight     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASOtVlJIgZk
Winning The Vote - Elizabeth Knight    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS-4FYcUA0I
Give the Ballot to the Mothers - Elizabeth Knight   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6YxEnPyQS8
Song of Wyoming-Elizabeth Knight     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6WSyopuWu4
Going to the Polls -Elizabeth Knight    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C20WB8-W9Vc
Where Are Your Boys Today! · Elizabeth Knight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr9kc3Zzo_I
The Yellow Ribbon- Elizabeth Knight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChxK3IIAuvY
Hallelujah Song · Elizabeth Knight     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wq8-wvzbSI
Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be! · Elizabeth Knight    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj8ugY7Om-s
The New America · Elizabeth Knight    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQRgR_Ms6ZY

Link To SUFFRAGETTE SONGS above


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 20 Sep 21 - 07:32 PM

The Jewish festival of Sukkot or Succos may be celebrated in late September or in early October

SUKKOT SONGS
Wikipedia: Sukkot    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukkot

Sukkot songs - Sukkot 2016    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6FhFixEuUg
Shakin' the Lulav (Sukkot song)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gODQ0pgR64Y


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 21 Sep 21 - 07:37 AM

Castle of Dromore is one of my favorite October songs. I used to sing it to my "young eaglet" who was born on the 9th.
MUDCAT: The Castle of Dromore in the Digital Tradition     /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=1114


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 21 Sep 21 - 12:30 PM

AllisonA(Animaterra), thank you for

THE CASTLE OF DROMORE
The October winds lament
around the castle of Dromore
Yet peace is in her lofty halls
My loving treasure store

Though Autumn leaves may droop and die
a bud of spring are you sing hush-a-by
loo,la-lo,la lan
sing hush-a-by loo la lo

Bring no ill will to hinder us
my helpless babe and me dread spirits
of the blackwater clan owen's wild banshee
and Holy Mary pitying us in Heaven
for grace doth sue sing hush-a-by
loo,la-lo,la lan sing hush-a-by loo la lo

Take time to thrive my ray of hope
in the garden of Dromore
Take heed young eaglet
till thy wings are feathered fit to
soar a little rest and then the world
is full of work to do
sing hush-a-by loo,
la-lo,la lan sing hush-a-by loo la lo


CASTLE OF DROMORE, Lyrics from Donal O'Shaughnessy    
https://www.irishsongs.com/lyrics.php?Action=view&Song_id=418

Many recordings on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Castle+of+Dromore CASTLE OF DROMORE


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Elmore
Date: 21 Sep 21 - 02:48 PM

October Roses, a beautiful song by Linda Allen. My Lady of Autumn written by Dave Webber. Performed by Beggar's Velvet, also performed by Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman. All three can be heard on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 21 Sep 21 - 05:21 PM

OCTOBER ROSES

October Roses · Linda Allen    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIbz4TvZ_mE
October Roses · The Celtic Folk    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH-wLyffTf4
October Roses · Marnie Jones    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T5wTE-j8Zk
October Roses; Lyrics     http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/October_Roses.htm
MUDCAT: Lyr/Chords ADD: October Roses (Linda Allen)/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=19540


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 21 Sep 21 - 05:55 PM

MY LADY OF AUTUMN
My Lady of Autumn · Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdh6BQSLkaQ
Lady of Autumn · Beggars Velvet     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkatHupiXjM
MUDCAT: Lyr ADD: My Lady of Autumn (Dave Webber)    / thread.cfm?threadid=17605


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 22 Sep 21 - 03:18 AM

THREE JOLLY COACHMEN

also known as LANDLORD,FILL THE FLOWING BOWL has a stanza that goes,

Here's to the man who drinks water pure and goes to bed quite sober.
Here's to the man who drinks water pure and goes to bed quite sober.
He falls as the leaves do fall,
He falls as the leaves do fall,
He falls as the leaves do fall,
He'll die before October! (Ho! Ho! Ho!)


Recording by The Kingston Trio.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Sep 21 - 05:51 AM

LANDLORD FILL THE FLOWING BOWL
Many recordings of Landlord Fill The Flowing Bowl on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Come+Landlord+Fill+the+Flowing+Bowl

Come Landlord fill the flowing bowl Until it doth run over,
Come landlord fill the flowing bowl Until it doth run over,

CHORUS For tonight we'll merry merry be
For tonight we'll merry merry be
For tonight we'll merry merry be
Tomorrow we'll be sober.

The man who drinketh small beer And goes to bed quite sober,
Fades as the leaves do fade That drop off in October.

The man who drinketh strong beer And goes to bed right mellow,
Lives as he ought to live, And dies a jolly fellow.

But he who drinks just what he likes And getteth half seas over,
Will live until he die, perhaps, And then lie down in clover.

The man who kisses a pretty girl And goes and tells his mother,
Ought to have his lips cut off, And never kiss another.

The maiden who enjoys a kiss and comes back for another,
She's a boon to all mankind and soon to be a mother.

Come into the garden Maud And don't be so particular,
For if the grass is very very wet, We'll do it perpendicular.

If I had a pile of bricks I'd build my chimney higher.
That would stop the neighbour's cat from pissing in the fi-er.


http://folk-lyrics.co.uk/FolkSongs/ComeLandlordFillTheFlowingBowl

More lyrics from Wiltshire Community History    https://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getfolk.php?id=758
MUDCAT:Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=66904
Traditional Tune Archive :Info    https://tunearch.org/wiki/Landlord_Fill_the_Flowing_Bowl
Reg Hall English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music & Customs Collection ; Info + recording of tune    https://sounds.bl.uk/World-and-traditional-music/Reg-Hall-Archive/025M-C0903X0202XX-0900V0
Rise Up and Sing Recordings & Info    https://www.riseupandsing.org/songs/landlord-fill-flowing-bowl


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Sep 21 - 05:59 PM

MY OCTOBER SYMPHONY
My October Symphony -Pet Shop Boys    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTgrMRV2qGA
Analysis of song     http://www.geowayne.com/newDesign/behaviour/october.htm


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Sep 21 - 08:12 AM

OCTOBER REVOLUTION SONGS

October Revolution From Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_Revolution

OKTOBERSONG!
Oktobersong! Song of October! (English Lyrics)    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRyRlQ89Jc0

THE WORKER’S MARSEILLES
Wikipedia” Worker's Marseillaise “   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worker%27s_Marseillaise
“The Worker's Marseillaise”-Many recordings on YouTube    https://www.google.com/search?q=Worker%27s+Marseillaise+youtube&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB775GB775&oq=Worker%27s+Marseillaise+youtube&a

VARSHAVYANKA
Varshavyanka -Red Army Choir    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96By89ELMc4


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Ged Fox
Date: 23 Sep 21 - 11:11 AM

for 21st
DEATH OF NELSON by J. Braham & S. J. Arnold
"Death of Nelson"
Mainly Norfolk:The Death of Nelson    https://mainlynorfolk.info/peter.bellamy/songs/thedeathofnelson.html

Link to ON BOARD A MAN O’ WAR

Link to CARRYING NELSON HOME

Link to A DROP OF NELSON’S BLOOD

BOLD NELSON’S PRAISE
"Bold Nelson's Praise"
Mainly Norfolk: Bold Nelson's Praise,Lyrics & Info     https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/boldnelsonspraise.html
MUDCAT: Origin: Bold Nelson's Praise    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=98147


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Elmore
Date: 23 Sep 21 - 11:20 AM

Attn: Geoffl.awes Thanks for making my post for the songs, October Roses, and My Lady of Autumn more accessible. I tried to thank you the other night, and the computer had a nervous breakdown. Regards, Elmore


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 24 Sep 21 - 03:51 AM

OCTOBER ROAD
James Taylor and Ben Taylor - October Road    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yABxNeoka0


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Ged Fox
Date: 24 Sep 21 - 09:11 AM

Just for clarification - the Mainly Norfolk "Death of Nelson," aka "On board a man of war," is a completely different song from the Braham/Arnold "Death of Nelson."
Link to ON BOARD A MAN O’ WAR

Another, quite different, song on the same theme NELSON’S DEATH
"Nelson's Death"

And another ‘NELSON’S DEATH’ http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/songs/173.html


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Ged Fox
Date: 24 Sep 21 - 05:11 PM

October Revolution songs? Don't they actually belong in November?


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 24 Sep 21 - 06:54 PM

ON BOARD A MAN O’ WAR
21 Oct,1805. Admiral Nelson was mortally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar.

On Board a Man o' War- Ian Page.    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uMHcko8pys
John Kirkpatrick - On Board the Man O'War    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyGv6F3-JCQ

MUSTRAD :Article on Songs about The Death of Nelson    https://www.mustrad.org.uk/articles/d_nelson.htm

Link to Ged Fox’s post above on THE DEATH OF NELSON


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 25 Sep 21 - 11:45 AM

The Incredible String Band
October Song
Link to the song, above


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Sep 21 - 05:02 AM

THE DEATH OF QUEEN JANE
24 Oct.1537 Henry VIII‘s third wife, Jane Seymour died following the birth of the future king Edward VI
Wikipedia, ‘The Death of Queen Jane’   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_Queen_Jane

Many recordings of ‘The Death of Queen Jane’ on Youtube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Death+of+Queen+Jane
Mainly Norfolk: Lyrics & Info     https://mainlynorfolk.info/cyril.tawney/songs/deathofqueenjane.html


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Elmore
Date: 30 Sep 21 - 02:08 AM

OCTOBER WINDS written by Tommy Makem. Recorded by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem on their Columbia Records album, "Hearty and Hellish". Can also be heard on YouTube.

October Winds - The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGIminHGXwk
Many other recordings of October Winds on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=October+Winds
Full Lyrics     https://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/tommy_makem/october_winds-lyrics-1132805.html


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: rich-joy
Date: 30 Sep 21 - 03:46 AM

GeoffLawes linked to 5 versions of Robin Williamson's "October Song" as well as an ISB (Incredible String Band) recording, but I feel moved to add a link to The Corries' beautiful version here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLpPLqW3Nos
as it was that version that my sister Alex and I used to sing "a cappella harmony" and we loved it!!

Miss those days .......

Cheers, R-J
Link to "October Song", above


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Elmore
Date: 01 Oct 21 - 09:59 PM

October Winds (not the Tommy Makem song). by Cara Dillon on her album, After the Morning on Rough Trade/Compass Records 2006. Written by Dillon/Lakeman.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Oct 21 - 04:32 AM

OCTOBER WINDS by Cara Dillon
Cara Dillon - October Winds    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yum03qavwR8
Full Lyrics    http://www.lyrics-24.com/lyrics,cara-dillon-october-winds.html

Thank you for this Elmore
Link To October Winds by Tommy Makem above


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Oct 21 - 12:06 PM

Lincolnshire Day is celebrated on October 1

Wikipedia: Lincolnshire Day    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincolnshire_Day

THE LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER
Many recordings on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+lincolnshire+poacher+song


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 02 Oct 21 - 05:12 PM

The Castle of Dromore link isn't working. It was for the Digital Tradition entry. This Mudcat thread is worth looking at: https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=77129#1372353 Origins: Castle of Dromore


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 02 Oct 21 - 05:14 PM

THE FIFTH DAY OF OCTOBER about a civil rights march in Northern Ireland on 5 October 1968
https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=6279


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Oct 21 - 07:06 PM

THE LOSS OF THE ELIZA

And storms have come to Newfoundland by stealth and treachery,
The foul nor'easter's chilly hand is black with tragedy;
So the brave schooner Eliza on this October day,
Must match her all unequal strength with furrows that cross her way.


Full lyrics    
http://disastersongs.ca/the-loss-of-the-eliza-a/
The Loss of the Eliza · Kenneth Peacock     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hC8_mhvGSw
Information about the song http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/FJ047.html
MUDCAT: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs thread.cfm?threadid=72422#1569210


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 03 Oct 21 - 07:16 AM

Geoff, could you move An Chéad Mháirt den Fómhair to the September thread. The first Tuesday of autumn would fall between 21 and 27 Sept. In 1811 the date would have been 24 Sept., if I'm not mistaken.

Done Thank you, Felipa-Geoff


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Oct 21 - 11:32 AM

EDITH CAVELL SONGS
12 October, 1915 EDITH CAVELL executed by firing squad

A WALTZ FOR EDITH CAVELL
A Waltz for Edith Cavell by Anto Morra   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_GarxWUKbM

SHE WAS AN ANGEL OF MERCY
"She was an Angel of Mercy" Sung by Stanley Kirkby commemorating Nurse Edith Cavell C 1915   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM9e1JRndiU
MUDCAT: Lyr Add: Songs about Edith Cavell ww1 nurse     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=160754


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Oct 21 - 03:50 AM

SONGS WRITTEN BY EWAN MACCOLL

Ewan MacColl died 22 October 1989, aged 74

Wikipedia:"Ewan MacColl"    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewan_MacColl
Wikipedia:"Songs written by Ewan MacColl"    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Songs_written_by_Ewan_MacColl
   
More Songs written by Ewan MacColl     https://www.songfacts.com/songs/ewan-maccoll
Songs recorded by Ewan MacColl     https://www.song-list.net/ewanmaccoll/songs

Many Diverse Recordings of Ewan MacColl songs on YouTube
Dirty Old Town     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Dirty+Old+Town
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+first+time+ever+i+saw+your+face+
Freeborn Man of the Traveling People    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Freeborn+Man+of+the+Traveling+People
Legal Illegal - Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wbjZDtR2e0
Jamie Foyers    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=DJamie+Foyersi
The Joy of Living    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Joy+of+Living
The Manchester Rambler    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Manchester+Rambler
My Old Man    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=My+Old+Man+Ewan+Maccoll
The Shoals of Herring    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Shoals+of+Herring


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,Derrick
Date: 04 Oct 21 - 04:55 AM

THE MEN OF NORTH LEW

Collected by Baring Gould.

The song tells of a Bell Ringing contest between the villages of North Lew and Broadwoodwidger both in Devon.
The first round took place in Ashwater and round two in Callington Cornwall. North Lew won both rounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noqtekmk3Ag


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Oct 21 - 12:17 PM

THE MEN OF NORTH LEW aka THE BELL RINGERS or THE BELL RINGING(Roud 1515)

Mainly Norfolk Lyrics and Info “ The Bellringing   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/tony.rose/songs/thebellringing.html
Wikipedia: “The Bellringers”     https://wiki.changeringing.co.uk/The_Bellringing
The Bellringing · Ian Marshall     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKrszXXtzH8
The Bellringing Sung by Alan Rosevear in Exeter, Roud Number 1515. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfxh49WAFvc

The Bellringing

One day in October, neither drunken nor sober,
O'er Broadbury Down I was mending my way,
When I heard of some ringing, some dancing and singing.
I'll always remember that Jubilee Day.

Chorus: 'Twas in Ashwater town, the bells they did sound,
They rang for a belt and a hat laced with gold.
And the men of Northlew rang so steady and true
That there never were better in Devon I hold.

'Twas misunderstood, for the men of Broadwood
Rang a peel on the tenor should never have been.
But the men of Northlew rang so steady and true,
A difficult matter to beat them I ween.
(Chorus)

Those of Broadwood being naughty, then said to our party,
We'll ring you a challenge again in a round.
We'll give you the chance in St. Stephen's by Launceston;
The prize to the winner a note of five pound.

Chorus: 'Twas in Callington town, the bells they did sound, etc.

So the match it went on, at good Callington,
And the bells they rang out o'er the valley below.
And the old and young people, the hale and the feeble,
They came out to hear the sweet bell music flow.

Chorus: 'Twas in Callington town, the bells they did sound, etc.

Those of Broadwood once more were obliged to give o'er,
They were beaten completely again in a round.
But the men of Northlew rang so steady and true;
No better than they in the West can be found.

Chorus: 'Twas in Ashwater town then in Callington Town, etc


Thank you GUEST,Derrick !


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Oct 21 - 03:20 AM

11 October.1899 Start of the Anglo-Boer War

SARIE MARAIS
Sarie Marais (in Afrikaans)    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYe2lqQcues
Wikipedia: Sarie Marais    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarie_Marais

BOER BATTLE SONG
Boer Battle Song (Boerenkrijgslied) - Bach Choir of Pretoria,    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPJXPp5TsQQ

JOHNNY BOER
Johnny Boer · John Edmond   


href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5LXwR-KgGw">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5LXwR-KgGw


DE LA REY
Bok van Blerk – De la Rey (Lyrics + English translation)   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d6cygp4QrU

THE BOERS HAVE GOT MY DADDY
The Boers have got my Daddy    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZp1wrln2Fc

WHAT IN THE HELL WAS IT FOR?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeBjsexEiy8&list=OLAK5uy_mF1RkQyXU1QFvAH0CFuS5urw4s1NuUOvk&index=14

MARCHING TO PRETORIA
Many recordings of MARCHING to PRETORIA on Youtube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=MARCHING+to+PRETORIA+youtube


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,Jane Bernal
Date: 06 Oct 21 - 07:23 AM

GREY OCTOBER , Ewan McColl
Lots of Halloween songs not yet listed. Young Tamlin.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Oct 21 - 08:30 AM

GREY OCTOBER
Grey OctoberLyrics    
https://www.antiwarsongs.org/canzone.php?id=8307&lang=en
Peggy Seeger - Grey October     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PpapqCKGr8


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Oct 21 - 09:39 AM

TAM LIN
Tamlyn (Young Tambling) · A. L. Lloyd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL5Ts0J2VrM
Many recordings of Tam Lin on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Tam+Lin

Thank you GUEST,Jane Bernal


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,Derrick
Date: 06 Oct 21 - 11:04 AM

TAVISTOCK GOOSEY FAIR

The fair has taken place since 1823 in Tavistock on the 2nd Wednesday in October.Sadly covid has caused it to be cancelled this year and last year.

A mudcat thread about it appears here
Mudcat :Lyr Req: Tavistock Goosey Fair (C. John Trythall)   
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=4976#2510206

To hear it sung listen here

https://sounds.bl.uk/World-and-traditional-music/Keith-Summers-Collection/025M-C1002X0090XX-4000V0


Goosey Fair from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goosey_Fair
Various recordings of” Tavistock Goosey Fair”on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tavistock+goosey+fair+song+
Mainly Norfolk: Tavistock Goosey Fair    https://mainlynorfolk.info/tony.rose/songs/tavistockgooseyfair.html


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 06 Oct 21 - 12:55 PM

During last night's Zoom session of one of our local folk clubs, we were reminded that the Eyemouth tragedy took place during October. The singer had written her own song, of which I do not have the lyrics, but here is the late John Watt's song (copied from the DT)

EYEMOUTH TRAGEDY
(John Watt)

By the dire rocks o' Urquhart, though deadly were the signs
Out sailed the Eyemouth 'fyvies' with a thousand baited lines.
Though a glasslike sea and a cloudless sky made the elders bid them stay
But these are the times the brave men die, but the 'halflins" (?) held the sway.

Three leagues from the shore the lines were cast while the wind it held its breath
And the sails hung limp from every mast and the sea was still as death
For death was the bride that came that day, cut the ribbons from the creels
'Twas a raging wave hit Eyemouth town and took her bonny chiels.

There's many a bride has lost her groom as the death-toll quickly grew,
Craig's and Collin's met their doom,aye, Bargain and Fairbairn too
Maltman, Scott all Eyemouth bred, they died in the wind and rain
Oh, the flooer o' Eyemouth town lay dead, but her sons would rise again.

The grinding turn o' the hearse wheel in October '81
Made every man and woman kneel in prayer for Eyemouth's sons,
For this was the price they had to pay, the livin' and the dead
And the price that Eyemouth paid that day tae earn her daily bread.




Wikipedia: Eyemouth disaster   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyemouth_disaster

Cilla Fisher - Eyemouth Disaster     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwh6YxXeoBE
The Eyemouth Disaster · The Easy Club     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG7B1063fEk



Another song about Eyemouth
EYEMOUTH LAMENT
Eyemouth Lament-Keith Giddens    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkTPZ6BQSkc


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 06 Oct 21 - 02:25 PM

TAM O’SHANTER
   
Is there a tune for Rabbie Burns' "Tam O' Shanter?

When I was looking to see if it was on Mudcat I found this discussion thread about Halloween Songs
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=3113#2743935

spoken by Karen Dunbar, with subtitles and backing track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkCkm0tZLPw


Tam O'Shanter · Jim Malcolm    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXVlBDKgiYI


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Oct 21 - 04:11 PM

THE RAMBLING COMBER .... “and a glass of good October”


Mainly Norfolk: The Rambling Comber   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/john.kirkpatrick/songs/theramblingcomber.html
Many recordings of “The Rambling Comber ” on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=THE+RAMBLING+COMBER+YouTube


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Oct 21 - 08:29 AM

OCTOBER SKY
Yebba - October Sky    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ysq5GzTXfc


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 07 Oct 21 - 12:08 PM

One of the funniest versions of Tam o’Shanter that I have ever seen is as performed by The New Rope String Band. (The purist Burns scholars might not!) It is on YouTube in 2 sections, but the video doesn’t really do it justice : one of those where you really had to be there and see it live. There is some fiddling on it, but not really in the sense of setting the whole poem to a tune.
Here’s a link to part 1: Tam o’Shanter part 1


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Oct 21 - 03:24 AM

OCTOBER by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse - October    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydl-__HR09g


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Oct 21 - 06:11 PM

YORKTOWN
19 Oct,1781 British general Lord Charles Cornwallis surrenders to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, ending the American War of Independence.

Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) · Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQt1RRW_xv0
WIKIPEDIA: Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorktown_(The_World_Turned_Upside_Down)

THE OLD WOMAN TAUGHT WISDOM
'The Loyalists and Rebels both had different music concerning their side of the story. One song of the patriots is a song called “The Old Woman Taught Wisdom”. It was a song written in 1767 and supposedly sung after the Battle of Yorktown, this is unknown though, no one knows for sure if it was or not.'
                                                           -    info from “Revolutionary War Songs” site   
https://www.sutori.com/en/story/revolutionary-war-songs--mNDgdj1oTyysk1P1kfCU8m2e
The Old Woman Taught Wisdom · Malcolm Holcombe    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2uW3oOMnmQ
Lyrics & Info   https://www.americanrevolution.org/war_songs/warsongs5.php


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 10 Oct 21 - 08:35 AM

SOULING SONGS
Mainly Norfolk:Lyrics Info    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/watersons/songs/soulingsong.html
The Watersons - Souling Song (1965)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ20dtnZG14
Peter, Paul & Mary - A Soalin'     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4NjrBcn0PA
Keith Kendrick & Sylvie Needham - Uttoxeter Souling Song     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTY97ZNqCNk
John Kirkpatrick & Sue Harris - The Edgmond Men's Souling Song     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3GJRiCyX0I
Sting - Soul Cake    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu8H5rA9HuA&list=PLcvGl2PIXR_MMImE3bmLtBOJWoMLE0jn1
Soul Cake · The Singing Milkmaids    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5cEcZhSAY0&list=PLcvGl2PIXR_MMImE3bmLtBOJWoMLE0jn1&index=2;
Halloween Music - Souling Song - All Hallows Version - Kristen Lawrence     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_LjZVCfoeI&list=PLcvGl2PIXR_MMImE3bmLtBOJWoMLE0jn1&index=4
A Souling Song performed by Jean Jaffa  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGMRhHhIaQE 

Link to HALLOWEEN posts above


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Oct 21 - 06:03 AM

OCTOBER SNOW
October Snow - Lawson Hull-   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jQNCs9-wy4


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Oct 21 - 03:57 AM

OCTOBER THE TWELFTH
October the twelfth- Roy Harper    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdV2CHRgT3E


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Subject: Taking Nelson Home (Ian Palmer)
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Oct 21 - 07:00 PM

there is a Mudcat thread called "2 songs for 21 October". One of the songs is Grey October, which is already on the October song list. The other is called TAKING NELSON HOME and marks Trafalgar Day, when Horatio Nelson defeated the French and Spanish fleets off the coast of Spain in 1805. Lyrics are given on that thread for both songs. A commentator suggests Mike O'Connor's song "Carrying Nelson Home".

TAKING NELSON HOME
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=147646#3741474
with links to other songs and discussions of Nelson at the top of the page
Jenkin's Ear Shantymen on youtube

CARRYING NELSON HOME
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=94116

Many recordings of "Carrying Nelson Home" on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22Carrying+Nelson+Home%22
LINK to more songs about Nelson’s death above


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Oct 21 - 10:42 AM

OCTOBER TREES
Ron Pope - October Trees    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJfyD6Nm6VQ


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: oldhippie
Date: 16 Oct 21 - 12:41 PM

JOHN’S GARDEN
by Peter Mayer

Farmer John wandered back
And when he reached the pumpkin patch, began to speak
He said "the weather's getting colder
Summer's over and it's almost Halloween
That's the day, the reason you were raised
When everything about your life will change
You will have eyes to see, and for that night, you'll be
A bright lamp burning in the darkness
But remember that candle shines for only the briefest time
In a jack-o-lantern's heart"

The pumpkins held a meeting then
Some were very apprehensive and afraid
"Could this really happen to us?
What could be the meaning?" is what they were saying
"This is home, it's all we've ever known"
Then one bold, outspoken pumpkin spokeHe said
"I don't need eyes to see , it sounds like a lie to me
I like it just fine here in John's garden
And remember that candle shines for only the briefest time
In a jack-o-lantern's heart"

There is much to ask and to ponder in the pumpkin patch
When imposing old October shows up at last
Then a pumpkin from the farther end
Who had been silent up till then
Over the commotion, said
"What would you rather have my friends
A chance to shine, or die here on the vine?
The better way seems very plain to me
You will have eyes to see, and for that night, you'll be
A bright lamp burning in the darkness
And maybe that candle shines for only the briefest time
In a jack-o-lantern's heart
Oh, but one goblin's smile should make it all well worth while
You know you might even see the starlight
And knowing that time is brief, makes it that much more sweet
When you have a jack-o-lantern's heart"


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 21 - 04:49 AM

Hull Fair is one of Europe's largest travelling funfairs, which comes to Kingston upon Hull, England for one week from 4 pm on Friday to 11 pm of the Saturday eight days later, encompassing 11 October each year.

Wikipedia:Hull Fair https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hull_Fair

SOME OLD SALTY
By Lal Waterson

Many recordings on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=SomeOld+Salty+

Some old salty, how he used to rock me.
Jelly roll or Jerry Lee, how he used to rock me.

Salt fare, North Sea,
Weird stare. Further than the eye can see.
He had a head like a toy shop, bow legged stance off,
Must have been the rolling sea.
Some old salty, how he used to rock me.

Jelly roll or Jerry Lee, how he used to rock me.
Hull Fair waltzers, bopping to Brenda Lee.
River boat jazz cruise, jiving to the Two-Nineteen.
Some old salty, how he used to rock me.

Jelly roll or Jerry Lee, how he used to rock me.
Down there for dancing, come on Mr Chester please.
Play "Deliah's gone" for one more round, some old Salty's on his feet.
Some old salty, how he used to rock me.

Jelly roll or Jerry Lee, how he used to rock me.
Salt fare, North Sea,
Weird stare. Further than the eye can see.
He had a head like a toy shop, bow legged stance off,
Must have been the rolling sea.
Some old salty, how he used to rock me.
Jelly roll or Jerry Lee, how he used to rock me.
Down "The Abercrombie"



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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Oct 21 - 08:27 AM

HULL FAIR SONG by Pickled Ginger
Hull Fair Song (by Pickled Ginger)    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j66nb_GTYu0

Hull Fair | Europe's largest travelling fun fair    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB6eNF5ZRio


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 21 - 05:36 AM

The House Band ~ October Song     https://youtu.be/UYkp2SuNokE


Link to OCTOBER SONG written by Robin Williamson posted above


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 18 Oct 21 - 09:51 AM

The Charge of The Light Brigade was part of the Battle of Balaclava which took place during the Crimean War on 25 October 1854

CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE
The Charge of the Light Brigade-The Ds   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vcb1lq7ej0
Manfred Mann - The Charge of The Light Brigade   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmm8T6fUWSI
The Charge of The Light Brigade · John Addison     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wezj3youQRs
ENGLAND EURO 2020 SONG: Tallywags - Charge of the Light Brigade   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHE06xvoTf8


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 21 Oct 21 - 08:30 AM

WE FELL IN LOVE IN OCTOBER
We Fell In Love In October- Girl in Red    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEyezGIQK8Y


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Oct 21 - 06:48 PM

PUNKIE NIGHT


Punkie Night is a traditional West Country holiday practised on the last Thursday of October in Somerset.Children will march around with a jack o'lantern, singing the following song :

It's Punkie Night tonight,
It's Punkie Night tonight.
Give us a candle,
Give us a light.
It's Punkie Night tonight.

It's Punkie Night tonight,
It's Punkie Night tonight.
Adam and Eve,
Just wouldn't believe
It's Punkie Night tonight.


The "Punkie Night Song" is sung to a tune similar to "The Farmer in the Dell".

Wikipedia: Punkie Night     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punkie_Night
Various recordings of Punkie Night songs on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Punkie+Night++Youtube


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Oct 21 - 09:54 AM

SONGS ABOUT ELENOR ROOSEVELT

October 11,1884    Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City.

Eleanor (Roosevelt),Lyrics and Sound Clip   
https://songsforteaching.com/jonathansprout/eleanorroosevelt.htm
First Lady of the World (Eleanor Roosevelt's Song)- Teresa    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt88nUog1Ow
Dear Mrs. Roosevelt · Bob Dylan     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywS5tkAN3K8
Various recordings of Dear Mrs. Roosevelt on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dear+mrs+roosevelt+woody+guthrie+

Dylan, Guthrie, and Roosevelt – the story of a song    https://generic.wordpress.soton.ac.uk/history/2020/01/07/dylan-guthrie-and-roosevelt-the-story-of-a-song/


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Oct 21 - 04:56 AM

SONGS ABOUT MOLLY PITCHER
Molly Pitcher (1754-1832) was born on October 13,1754 near Trenton, New Jersey (as Mary Ludwig). She was a water carrier at the Battle of Monmouth in 1778 during the American Revolution. After her husband, artilleryman John Hays, collapsed, she took his place at his place at the cannon.

Captain Molly Pitcher - Derek Warfield   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1idThopJ_gE

Molly Pitcher Rap Song for Kids     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJNShPKyf_E


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Oct 21 - 06:34 PM

MATA HARI

15 October, 1917 - World War I spy Mata Hari was executed by a French firing squad at Vincennes Barracks, outside Paris.

Wikipedia: Mata Hari (Samira Efendi song)   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mata_Hari_(Samira_Efendi_song)
Efendi - Mata Hari - Azerbaijan ???? - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2021     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSiZmR1c7Q4


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Oct 21 - 06:49 AM

THE ERIE CANAL SONG

October 26, 1825 - The Erie Canal opened as the first major man-made waterway in America..

Many Recordings of the Erie Canal Song on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+erie+canal+song+
Fifteen Years - George Ward and the iconic Erie Canal song: Recording and Information    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhbk-PgFfnI


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 27 Oct 21 - 07:58 AM

you can find songs of The Erie Canal on the Mudcat Digital Tradition, and there are discussion threads including this one Origins: Got a Mule & Her Name is Sal/Erie Canal?

ERIE CANAL (MULE NAMED SAL) (Thomas S. Allen) is discussed in the thread cited above, as is "Oh, Dat Low Bridge" (Edward Harrigan & David Braham).
Oh, That Low Bridge

also The E-ri-e was rising - discussed at https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=30964

FROM BUFFALO TO TROY    From Buffalo to Troy

E-RI-E CANAL This song I think has elements of more than one of the above songs
The Erie Canal, from Alan Lomax collection, in the DT


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Mysha
Date: 28 Oct 21 - 05:03 PM

Hi,

No idea what this was about, but nothing about Griet Zelle (performing under the name Mata Hari) suggests she was a spy. Since she lived so close-by in her youth, her history gets the occasional mention here. As the whole affair is more than a hundred years ago, the archives about her are now accessible to the public, but still nothing about spies. Griet fled when her father went broke, and she seems to have lived her life to always make sure people provided her with enough money. That's not really anything special, and neither is it that she liked boys wearing uniforms and boys not wearing uniforms.
If there is something to say about her, fine, but please write something that makes sense.

Bye


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Oct 21 - 04:55 AM

Mata Hari From Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mata_Hari


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Ged Fox
Date: 29 Oct 21 - 05:54 AM

THE HAG IS ASTRIDE
A Halloween poem by Robert Herrick, sung to a tune by Henry Lawes -
"The hag is astride"


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Oct 21 - 07:05 AM

Thanks ,Ged Fox
THE HAG IS ASTRIDE in different settings

The hag is astride-Ged Fox    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0y2O9l3b6E
The Hag,” poem Robert Herrick, music Emma Brown, for Hallowe’en    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-QO3Yx5XpM
"The Hag," spooky song for soprano and piano by William Kenlon     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTRm4ef6Cac
The Hag - Robert Herrick poem, sung by Wendy Lewis     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc2A8tx54FE

Link to HALLOWEEN posts above


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 29 Oct 21 - 12:19 PM

CREACH NA SAMHNA
a cabbage-stealing raid on Hallowe'en night in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
MUDCAT Lyr Add: Creach na Samhna (the Hallowe'en Raid)   
CREACH NA SAMHNA

language - Scottish Gaelic.
Translation and link to recording are included on the Mudcat thread.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 30 Oct 21 - 07:00 PM

SONGS ABOUT JOHN BROWN

16 October 1859 - Abolitionist John Brown seized the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry with about 20 followers. Three days later, Brown was captured and the insurrection was put down by U.S. Marines under the command of Col. Robert E. Lee. Brown was convicted of treason, murder, and inciting slaves to rebellion, and was hanged on December 2, 1859.

Many recordings of John Brown's Body on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=John+Brown+s+body
Wikipedia: John Brown's Body    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brown%27s_Body
Information about ”John Brown's Body" Song, 1861    https://iowaculture.gov/history/education/educator-resources/primary-source-sets/abolitionist-movement/john-browns-body-song
A sheet of lyrics to “Old John Brown: A Song for Every Southern Man,” ca. 1861.    https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/john-brown-s-raid-on-harper-s-ferry/sources/1729


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 31 Oct 21 - 11:24 AM

MORLEY MAIN
by Keith Marsden

The Morley Main mining disaster happened in Yorkshire on 7th. October 1872

Morley Main · Cockersdale    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhiQU2DTHLU
Morley Main - Badly Strung - Beth & Pete Aveyard     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRNmJ21MU2Q
INFORMATION about the disaster from Coal Mining History Resource Centre.    https://www.nmrs.org.uk/mines-map/accidents-disasters/yorkshire/morley-main-colleriey-explosion-leeds-1872/
MUDCAT: Lyr Add: Morley Main (Keith Marsden)         /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=66658


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 31 Oct 21 - 06:08 PM

October 17, 1777 - British General John Burgoyne and his entire army of 5,700 men surrendered to American General Horatio Gates after the Battle of Saratoga, the first big American victory of the American Revolutionary War.

THE BATTLE OF SARATOGA
The Battle of Saratoga · Hermes Nye    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoNkkPGoK8w
Battle of Saratoga-Raymond Crooke    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS0GZm_VYpo



Link to Mudcat post below by henryp    YANKEE DOODLE


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Nov 21 - 06:38 PM

A SONG FOR THE RED-COATS

The seventh day of October, The British tried again,
Shells from their cannons throwing, Which fell on us like rain;


Full lyrics & Info about"A Song for the Red-Coats."    
https://www.americanrevolution.org/war_songs/warsongs47.php


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Nov 21 - 06:16 AM

HOP-TU-NAA
Hop-tu-naa is celebrated in the Isle of Man on the 31st of October with people going around the community with carved turnip lanterns and singing one of the traditional songs. The oldest known hop-tu-naa song is in Manx.

Hop-tu-Naa: Sung in Manx by the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI6ShyPZcao
Hop-tu-Naa : Lyrics & regional variations from Isle of Man. com https://www.isleofman.com/welcome/manx-language-symbols/manx-songs,-rhymes-prayers/hop-tu-naa/


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Nov 21 - 09:44 AM

ALLANTIDE

Allantide is a Cornish festival traditionally celebrated on the night of 31 October, as well as the following day time.

Allantide From Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allantide
Allantide – Annown     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS2pa3Hcz3s


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Nov 21 - 08:24 AM

BALLAD OF OCTOBER 16th
The Almanac Singers - Ballad Of October 16th    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhbrYhL3OPk&t=47s
MUDCAT DT, Lyrics: BALLAD OF OCTOBER 16 (Millard Lampell & Lee Hays)    /mudcat.org/@displaysong
Wikipedia:Songs for John Doe   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songs_for_John_Doe
Ballad of October 16 · Lee Hunter    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWZK72gD39g


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Nov 21 - 05:02 PM

FAITHFUL JOHNNY

When will you come again, my faithful Johnny?
When will you come again, my faithful Johnny?
Though the night be Halloween, when the fearful sights are seen
I will come again, my sweet and bonnie, I will come again.

Mainly Norfolk: Faithful Johnny   
https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/faithfuljohnny.html
Many recordings on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Faithful+Johnny+


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 14 Nov 21 - 02:24 PM

THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY LONGSTAFF
"Told through the words of 16 year-old Stockton-born Johnny Longstaff who was one of an estimated 100,000 people who defied the police to stand in solidarity with the Jewish people of London’s East End, blocking the route of a British Union of Fascists march on October 4, 1936." https://www.antiwarsongs.org/canzone.php?lang=en&id=57690
The Young'uns on youtube

THE GHOSTS OF CABLE STREET https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=9658 by Paul Simmonds / Phil Odgers / Jon Odgers / Shanne Hasler / Henry Cush /
Recorded by The Men they Couldn't Hang

documentary about the Battle of Cable Street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE_xclpTAew


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 14 Nov 21 - 02:49 PM

Lyrics of  CABLE STREET , one of the songs which makes up The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff, are now posted on Mudcat https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=170608

Cable Street · The Young'uns    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG-w_ZCwOio


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Subject: RE: The Wobbling Man & The Pig Got Up
From: Felipa
Date: 15 Nov 21 - 06:30 PM

both posted today in https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=24205 Songs for Alcoholics thread

THE WOBBLING MAN (John Neville) from http://www.johnnevillemusic.com/?page_id=30#C11
As a cold October morn begins
An old man cries for his past sins
To his lips a picture I see him press
Of a dancing woman in a wedding dress

THE PIG GOT UP (Benjamin Hapgood Burt)
One evening in October
When I was about one-third sober
And was taking home a load with manly pride
My poor feet began to stutter
So I lay down in the gutter
And a pig came up and lay down by my side

Link to THE FAMOUS PIG SONG posted above


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 06:36 AM

CROSSING THE BAR

6 Oct. 1892 Death of the English Poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Crossing the Bar, many varied recordings on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Crossing+the+Bar


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 07:31 PM

NEVER TURN A BLIND EYE TO THE STORM    Charley Noble's song about the sinking of the Bounty in October 2012
MUDCAT: Lyr Add: Never Turn Blind Eye to Storm (Bounty)   
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=149674


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Nov 21 - 06:27 PM

Felipa, thanks for Never Turn a Blind Eye to the Storm. Here is a YouTube of Charlie performing his song which is given in the Mudcat thread which you link to above.
Never Turn a Blind Eye to the Storm (IPCAR) Charlie Ipcar     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC67dAWV0dI


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 18 Nov 21 - 05:11 PM

22 October 1877 The Blantyre mining disaster,in Blantyre, Scotland, was Scotland's worst ever mining accident.

THE BLANTYRE EXPLOSION

Many recordings of The Blantyre Explosion on YouTube    
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Blantyre+Explosion+
Blantyre Mining Disaster Information from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blantyre_mining_disaster
Mudcat,Origins: Blantyre Explosion thread.cfm?threadid=103983


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 20 Nov 21 - 03:23 PM

EMPIRE OF THE CLOUDS

5 Oct,1930 The British airship R101 crashed during its maiden voyage near Beauvais, France killing 48 people.

Empire of the Clouds From Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_of_the_Clouds

Iron Maiden – Empire Of The Clouds     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPYmgPLHsj8

   


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Nov 21 - 05:01 PM

FOOTBALL’S COMING HOME

26 Oct,1863 Formation of the English Football Association which documented the first rules of soccer.

Three Lions (Football's Coming Home) (Official Video)    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJqimlFcJsM
Many recordings of FOOTBALL’S COMING HOME on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=FOOTBALL%E2%80%99S+COMING+HOME


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 09 Dec 21 - 10:47 PM

SONGS ABOUT THE HUNGARIAN UPRISING OF 1956

The Hungarian uprising against Soviet domination lasted from October 23 to November 10, 1956.

Later, János Bródy composed Ha én rózsa volnék (If I was a rose), generally interpreted as referring to the uprising (as well as continuing resistance). See
LyricsTranslate for several translations. Its best-known performer is Zsuzsa Koncz; in 1973, she recorded it on an album quickly pulled from shelves (YouTube) and there are various live recordings of her. And here is Márta Sebestyén with a traditional-style unaccompanied rendition.

After the suppression of the uprising, on January 6, 1957, Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and asked for relief donations, dedicating Peace in the Valley to the people of Hungary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paeOBN5e7iM

For the 60th anniversary, Desmond Child (of Bon Jovi) wrote Land of the Free, which made its debut in a choral performance on Hungarian radio -- see article with recording.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 09 Dec 21 - 10:52 PM

Addendum: I should warn that "Avanti ragazzi di Buda" is associated with the Italian far right and research into it is likely to turn up blatant Nazism.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 10 Dec 21 - 07:03 AM

UP THE DOWN ESCALATOR

4 Oct. 1911 Britain’s first escalator opens at London’s Earls Court.

The Chameleons – Up the Down Escalator .... ( Lyrics )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8jlZfKfg60


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 11 Dec 21 - 08:39 AM

VA DANSER
words: Gaston Couté; music: Marcel Legay

"Va danser" (Go and dance), a song from the 1930s, depicts the philosophical farewell of a dying harvester to his sweetheart as the music of the October harvest celebration sounds outdoors. He tells her to leave him, go dance and choose a man to love, for no one should be without love.

Lyrics:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/edith-piaf-va-danser-lyrics.html
Edith Piaf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LAw2OGEEyc
Amazing collection of versions on a site dedicated to Marcel Legay: https://www.marcel-legay.com/media/marcel-en-mp3/va-danser/


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 13 Dec 21 - 12:53 PM

WHEN OCTOBER GOES
When October Goes - Barry Manilow    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Reiqwbo4b7Q


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Levana Taylor
Date: 09 Jan 22 - 11:10 PM

October 17, 1867: Thirteen workers constructing the Hoosac Tunnel in Massachusetts suffocate after being trapped at the bottom of the "Central Shaft" by a fire above. See contemporary account and photos

HOOSAC TUNNEL by Dana Robinson (Bandcamp)

The final lines, calling the Hoosac a "cursed tunnel," allude to the tunnel's terrible reputation that led the workers to dub it the "Bloody Pit." Nearly 200 of the construction crew died there over the 24 years that it took to complete it, the October 1867 incident merely being the most casualties at a single time. As of the 1970s, the tunnel became a highly popular source of ghost stories and ghost sightings.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,Diolch
Date: 04 Mar 22 - 06:55 AM

HARTLAKE BRIDGE

The Hartlake Bridge tragedy occurred on 20 October 1853, when a cart carrying hop pickers veered off Hartlake Bridge into the River Medway and over 30 people were drowned. There are local memorials in that area of Kent.
I've added a thread of lyrics to mudcat.

Lyrics:
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=171103

Jasper Smith version (collected by Mike Yates) is here    :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa7V9VIM_ko    and     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUVqN4bGZYk

Bill "Mousey" Smith version (collected by Ken Stubbs) is available online at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.    https://www.vwml.org/search?q=Bill%20Mousey%20Smith%20HARTLAKE%20BRIDGE,%20&collectionfilter=RoudFS;RoudBS;VWMLSongIndex;MasterI

Hartlake Disaster from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartlake_disaster


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,Diolch
Date: 23 Aug 22 - 03:33 PM

The mudcat internal link for My Lady of Autumn didn't work on my browser. Might need adjusting.
The full thread address: https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=17605


I think I have fixed it now Diolch but let me know if it will still not work for you. - Geoff


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GerryM
Date: 23 Aug 22 - 06:34 PM

Stan Rogers' song, The Mary Ellen Carter, begins "She went down last October, in a pouring, driving rain." https://youtu.be/rGRP3jxwD_A

Link to 2 postings above about THE MARY ELLEN CARTER by Stan Rogers.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 22 - 11:41 AM

October 15th, 2022 Annual Chisholm Trail Festival

SONGS ABOUT THE CHISHOLM TRAIL
The Old Chisholm Trai from Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Chisholm_Trail
Many Recordings of ” The_Old_Chisholm_Trail”on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Old+Chisholm+Trai
The Last Cowboy Song from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Chisholm_Trail
Many Recordings of ” The Last Cowboy” on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+last+cowboy+song

Link to post above from GerryM about the song THE CHISHOLM TRAIL


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 30 Sep 22 - 12:28 PM

SONGS ABOUT NOTTINGHAM GOOSE FAIR

The first week of October,  annually, Nottingham Goose Fair


Nottingham Goose Fair from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nottingham_Goose_Fair
Nottingham Goose Fair · Fiddler's Dram     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ1l_iFtP6Q
Nottingham Goose Fair - Mike Musgrove     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwRkQDvaN-8


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Oct 22 - 04:02 AM

JARROW SONG

5th October 1936. The Jarrow Marchers left Jarrow

Jarrow March from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarrow_March
Jarrow Song - Alan Price     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=198t_7lOjpg
Jarrow Song by Alan Price from Song Facts    https://www.songfacts.com/facts/alan-price/jarrow-song


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 06 Oct 22 - 07:24 AM

On this day, 6 October 1829, trials began at Rainhill for a locomotive to use on the Liverpool to Manchester Railway. On 8 October 1829, Stephenson’s Rocket was declared the winner.

RAILWAY SONG by Roy the Taxi Driver     Rainhill trials

From Newcastle to Liverpool down came the Rocket man.
To start a revolution had long since been his plan.
To get the world a moving for years had been his dream,
On two long tracks all made of steel, and an engine powered by steam.

So plans were made and tracks were laid for the Rainhill loco trials,
And crowds had gathered down the course that stretched out for three miles.
It was to be a contest, a test of strength and speed,
George Stephenson arrived that day aboard his iron steed.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Oct 22 - 09:55 AM

THE CAPTAIN’S APPRENTICE   aka THE CRUEL SHIP’S CAPTAIN

26th October 1857 Captain John Doyle, the master of the bark John Sugars, from Ceylon, was found guilty of unlawfully inflicting upon Robert Eastick, a sailor boy, grievous bodily harm. It was alleged that Robert Eastick was driven to commit suicide as a result of the harassing treatment of the captain.


Old Bailey Proceedings, 26th October 1857 from Old Bailey on Line.org    
https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?name=18571026
Mainly Norfolk: The Captain's Apprentice / The Cruel Ship's Captain     https://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/thecaptainsapprentice.html
Various recordings of “The Cruel Ship's Captain ” on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Cruel+Ship%27s+Captain
Various recordings of “The Captain’s Apprentice ” on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+captain%27s+apprentice+folk+song
Come All You Men Throughout This Nation - Harry Cox    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJGXo843vsQ
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Folk Songs from the Eastern Counties No. 8, The Captain's Apprentice sung by Roderick Williams    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg0X4w57dw0
Roy Palmer explores the history of the traditional song The Captain's Apprentice' on BBC Radio3    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m2n8t


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Oct 22 - 07:34 PM

October 1452 Birth of England’s last Plantagenet king, Richard III.

RICHARD III - Supergrass     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnXrrOxzZCE
Richard III (song) from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_III_(song)
Richard III of England from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_III_of_England


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Oct 22 - 11:42 PM

How 'bout AWAY YE MERRY LASSES
Away Ye Merry Lasses - (Georje Holper)


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Oct 22 - 11:32 AM

SONGS ABOUT THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT

25 October 1415   The Battle of Agincourt took place near Azincourt, in northern France.

Battle of Agincourt from Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Agincourt

The Agincourt Carol from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agincourt_Carol

The Agincourt Carol from The Ballad Index     http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/MEL51.html

Many recordings of “The Agincourt Carol “on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Agincourt+Carol

King Henry Fifth's Conquest of France from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Henry_Fifth%27s_Conquest_of_France
Various recordings of “King Henry V's Conquest of France” on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=King+Henry+V%27s+Conquest+of+France


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 13 Oct 22 - 03:02 PM

HYMNS, CAROLS & SONGS BY RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

12 October 1872 Ralph Vaughan Williams was born 150 years ago in the village of Down Ampney in the Cotswolds. His earliest published works appeared at the turn of the 20th century (the song Linden Lea being among the first, as well as the cycle Songs of Travel a few years later).

'Bushes and Briars' was famously sung by Mr Potiphar to Ralph Vaughan Williams at Ingrave, Essex on December 4 1903, which RVW said 'set all my doubts about folk-song at rest'.


Bushes and briars

List of compositions by Ralph Vaughan Williams from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Ralph_Vaughan_Williams#Hymn_tunes_and_carols


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 14 Oct 22 - 07:46 AM

SENGHENYDD

14 October 1913 Britain’s worst pit disaster took place at Senghenydd, Glamorgan. 439 miners died after a series of explosions.

The resulting funerals took over a month to complete. The mines manager was fined £24 for breaches of the mines safety code, whilst the owner William Thomas Lewis was fined £10.


Senghenydd by Johnny Caesar
Senghenydd

More songs and information about the disaster
Senghenydd Song - R G Rees     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DMZRql5Gxo
Senghenydd Explosion · Here Be Dragons    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhnYnFqjsLw

Senghenydd Colliery Disaster from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senghenydd_colliery_disaster


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Oct 22 - 06:53 PM

29th October, 1644. The Battle at Fyvie Castle. Some sources suggest that the song THE BONNIE LASS O’ FYVIE refers to the capture of the Fyvie Castle by Montrose's Royalist army in 1644.

The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bonnie_Lass_o%27_Fyvie ;
Many recordings of “ The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie”on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=BONNIE+LASS+O%E2%80%99+FYVIE
Information,lyrics and tune from contemplator.com     https://www.contemplator.com/scotland/fyvie.html


The song is known by a variety of other names, the most common of them being "Fennario" , "The Maid of Fife "and "Peggy-O".
Many recordings of "Fennario" on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22Fennario%22
Many recordings of "The Maid of Fife" on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22The+Maid+of+Fife%22
Many recordings of "Peggy-O" on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22Peggy-O%22


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 17 Oct 22 - 09:32 AM

SONGS ABOUT THE ABERFAN DISASTER

21 October, 1966. The Aberfan Disaster; the collapse of a colliery spoil tip in Wales which engulfed Pantglas Junior School and a row of houses.


Aberfan disaster from Wikipedia,    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberfan_disaster
Peggy Seeger - Grey October    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PpapqCKGr8
MUDCAT: Lyr Req: Grey October/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=57432">mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=57432">/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=57432
Not all the flowers grow -Strawbs    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVglu-3EfiI
Aberfan - Bryn Yemm     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATP5vIVasLU
Many recordings of "Palaces of Gold" on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22Palaces+of+Gold%22+
Mainly Norfolk: Palaces of Gold- Lyrics, Information and Recordings    https://mainlynorfolk.info/leon.rosselson/songs/palacesofgold.html

see also posting below from henryp CLOSE THE COALHOUSE DOOR


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: MaJoC the Filk
Date: 17 Oct 22 - 11:00 AM

> Aberfan

I remember seeing that covered, live, on the evening TV news: mechanical diggers working under arc lights through the night, digging in desperate hope. Still chokes me up, just thinking about it, more now than at the time.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 Oct 22 - 02:12 PM

Alex Glasgow, a pitman's son from Gateshead, wrote CLOSE THE COALHOUSE DOOR  originally for a BBC radio programme. It later became the title song for the 1968 stage musical written by him and Alan Plater. He added the “bairns” verse after the Aberfan disaster, about which see also Leon Rosselson's song Palaces of Gold.

closetheccoalhousedoor


Many more recordings of “Close the Coalhouse Door” on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Close+the+coalhouse+door


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 18 Oct 22 - 11:48 AM

A DROP OF NELSON’S BLOOD
After his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, Nelson's body was preserved in a cask of brandy, or rum, to allow transport back to England. ‘Nelson's blood' became a nickname for rum.

A Drop of Nelson's Blood from Wikipedia   
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Drop_of_Nelson%27s_Blood
Many recordings of ” A Drop of Nelson's Blood “ on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=A+Drop+of+Nelsons+Blood

Link to DEATH OF NELSON by J. Braham & S. J. Arnold posted above by Ged Fox


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 19 Oct 22 - 06:00 AM

(ON BOARD) THE VICTORY

21st October, 1805. The Battle of Trafalgar

Mainly Norfolk: (On Board) The Victory    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/nic.jones/songs/thevictory.html
The Victory · Steeleye Span    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM9-uT_yGJw
MUDCAT- Origins: The Victory/On Board of the Victory    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=101323

Link to THE DEATH OF NELSON by J. Braham & S. J. Arnold posted above


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 19 Oct 22 - 06:43 PM

THE SPRINGFIELD MINE DISASTER     aka THE BALLAD OF SPRINGHILL

23 October, 1958. Springhill Nova Scotia Mine Disaster

Information on the disaster from wordpress.com   
https://interestingcanadianhistory.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/springhill-nova-scotia-mine-disaster-oct-23-1958/
Many recordings of “The Springhill Mine Disaster” on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=SPRINGHILL+MINING+DISASTER+song
MUDCAT DT Lyrics & Chords: SPRINGHILL MINE DISASTER    /mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=5519
MUDCAT: Origins: Springhill Disaster/Ballad of Springhill    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=1714


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs? From: Felipa
Date: 20 Oct 22 - 06:58 PM

versions of a love song in Scottish Gaelic, THA MO RÚN AIR A’ GHILLE refer to Oídhche Shamhna, which is Hallowe'en night.
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=171787

Oidhche Shamhna ghabhas mi òran,
Nam b’aite leam dhèanainn òran;
‘S truagh a Righ nach mi bha pòsd’
Aig òigear a’ chùil dualaich.

(I’d sing my song on Halloween;
If I could I would compose one;
It’s a pity that I am not married
To the youth with the curly hair.)

or, as sung by Mary Jane Lamond https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U3OYYgWnYI:

Oidhche Shamhna dhomh 's mi m'ònar         
Smaointich mi gun dianainn òran
'S truagh a Rìgh nach mi bha pòsd'         
Ri òigear a' chùil dualaich

(Alone on Halloween night
I thought I would compose a song
It's a pity I wasn't married
To the yout2h with the curly hair)

Anna Murray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wzCYz3OVx0 sings instead of a summer night; it would be easy to sing "Oidhche Shamhna" instead of "oidhche shamhraidh"!

Oidhche shamhraidh dhomh 's mi'm ònar         
Air mo ghaol sa ni mì òran         
'S truagh a rìgh, nach robh mi pòsd         
Aig òigear a' chùil dualaich

(Alone on a summer night
I will make a song about my love
It's a pity I wasn't married
to the youth with the curly hair)


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Oct 22 - 05:45 PM

THE RAILWAY TRAIL SONG

October 31, 1931. The Bermuda Railway was a 21.7-mile (34.9 km) railway line that operated in Bermuda for a brief period of 17 years. In 1984 the defunct track area became a Bermuda Railway Trail for hiking.

Bermuda Railway from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_Railway
Railway Trail Song · Val Sherwood · John Woolridge · Neil Burnie · Eddie Wicks    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV0SNbgZCto


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 31 Oct 22 - 11:06 AM

OCTOBER by U2
October -U2    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjxHhoY2E8Y
October (song) from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_(song)


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Felipa
Date: 31 Oct 22 - 06:39 PM

there is a long Mudcat thread of Hallowe'en songs


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 31 Oct 22 - 06:58 PM

HALLOWEEN SONGS FROM THE 1920'S & 1930’S    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Mpipp-KgQ
1.Hush Hush Hush -    Henry Hall 1932
2.Heebie Jeebies -    Boswell Sisters 1931
3.The Haunted House -    New Mayfair Dance Orchestra 1931
4.Dancing The Devil Away -     Arden & Ohman Orch 1930
5.Mysterious Mose -    Rube Bloom & His Bayoo Boys 1930
6.Minnie The Moocher -     Cab Calloway 1931
7.Spell of the Blues -     Frederick Vettel 1929
8.Ghost of a chance -     Ted Fio Rito 1933
9.Them's Graveyard Words -    Bessie Smith 1927
10.The Nightmare -    Cab Calloway 1931
11.Ghost Walk -    Minnevitch 1933
12.Got The Jitters -    Don Redman & Orchestra 1933
13.Midnight, The Stars and You -     Al Bowlly with Ray Noble's Orchestra 1934


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Nov 22 - 05:48 PM

HALLOWS’ EVE
Hallows' Eve -Show of Hands   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clC9zWY_N4I
MUDCAT Lyr Add: Hallows Eve (from Show of Hands)     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=171825&messages=1

Link to more HALLOWEEN songs posted above


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Nov 22 - 06:32 PM

HALLOWE'EN SIGHTS
MUDCAT Lyr Add: Witches on Broomsticks / Halloween Sights    
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=116371&messages=16#top


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 09 Nov 22 - 10:19 AM

HOLD THE FORT
October 5,1864. The Battle of Allatoona Pass was fought in Bartow County, Georgia during the American Civil War. "Hold the Fort!" was written as a hymn in 1870 by Philip Paul Bliss who was inspired by hearing about an incident in this battle. At the end of the nineteenth century it was re-written by the British Transport Workers as a union song.

Battle of Allatoona from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Allatoona

Hold The Fort from Wordwise Hymns     https://wordwisehymns.com/2010/10/05/today-in-1864-hold-the-fort-inspired/
"Hold The Fort" from Explore Southern History .com     https://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/Allatoona2.html
Many recordings of ”Hold The Fort (Hymn)” on YoTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hold+the+fort+hymn

Hold The Fort from Union Song https://unionsong.com/u511.html
Many recordings of ”Hold The Fort (Union Song)” on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hold+the+fort+union


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Nov 22 - 01:20 PM

1st DAY OF OCTOBER - Bongos Ikwue     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiQJEOzxwXg


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Sep 23 - 05:02 PM

October 1, 1962 The enrollment of a black student, James Meredith, in the University of Mississippi.

OXFORD TOWN

Recordings of “ Oxford Town “ by Bob Dylan and others
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+Oxford+Town+song
James Meredith from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Meredith#:~:text=The%20day%20after%20the%20riots,rights%20in%20the%20United%20States.
Oxford Town from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_Town
Oxford Town by Richie Havens     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRM8nJHWm28


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 23 - 07:04 AM

OCTOBER WINDS by Bela Fleck     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keF25-oIFQw


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Sep 23 - 06:40 PM

SONGS ABOUT THE SPUTNIK

October 4, 1957 The Russians launched Sputnik 1, the first satellite, into orbit.

SPUTNIK (THE SATELLITE GIRL) - Jerry Engler     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx5n6hmeRVU
SATELITE BABY     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7ObooVMYkM
SPUTNIK’S DOWN Folk Implosion     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVq7H_qVyls
SPUTNIKS AND MUTNIKS Great Dixie Boppin' Hill Billies     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF-cIk558Xc
A RUSSIAN LOVE SONG - The Goons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwBYCkH-fRo
BEEP! BEEP! - Louis Prima     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reW24AkZYzs
SPUTNIK DANCE The Equadors     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5y-yi0VV9k
SANTA AND THE SATELLITE     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0mqhBrQLJo
SPUTNIK SWEETHEART By Rutt Jampamule    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9YyD_dSwuk


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: MaJoC the Filk
Date: 26 Sep 23 - 08:00 PM

Launch of Sputnik 1: The Glorious People's Russian Satellite Moon was an attempt by the Goons at a topical song. I only ever heard it once, on the wireless. Two things make it memorable for me:

* It was apparently the flip side of the Ying Tong Song (which was somewhat funnier).

* Said record was very audibly a 78RPM.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Sep 23 - 06:03 PM

SONGS BY CYRIL TAWNEY

12 October 1930 Songwriter Cyril Tawney was born in Gosport, Hampshire, England.

Cyril Tawney from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_Tawney
Index of Cyril Tawney's Songs from Mainly Norfolk     https://mainlynorfolk.info/cyril.tawney/songs/
Cyril Tawney's Top Songs onYouTube     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRgufXYI56E&list=OLAK5uy_l2himL4Y_qGCaIje4Z0LIkmwn4mJb0JOQ&index=1

< b>Mudcat: Cyril Tawney Songbook
    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=120531&messages=20


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Oct 23 - 12:30 PM

Thu, 12 Oct - Sun, 15 Oct Falmouth Oyster Festival

THE OYSTER GIRL    aka THE BASKET OF OYSTERS

The Oyster Girl Lyrics and information from Mainly Norfolk    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/peter.bellamy/songs/theoystergirl.html
Heather Wood [The Young Tradition] - The Oyster Girl     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xw8zsQvJBs
The Oyster Girl - Robert Irwin - Baritone     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJGgAxrwRQs
Various recordings of “The Oyster Girl” on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Oyster+Girl+song


Various recordings of “THE BASKET OF OYSTERS” on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+basket+of+Oysters+

Falmouth Oyster Festival 2023     https://www.falmouth.co.uk/falmouth-events/falmouth-oyster-festival-2023/


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Reinhard
Date: 01 Oct 23 - 03:18 PM

This thread originally was meant to list songs associated with the month of October ie: (A) Any songs with October in the title (B) Any songs with an October date given in the lyrics (C) Any songs referencing an event that is known to have occurred in October even if the lyrics do not actually say so.

What does the fact that the composer or the singer of a song was born or died or took a dump in October has to to with the song being catalogued as an October song? If you take this as a criterium then you can add any existing song to any of the month threads which makes this whole operation completeley meaningless.

And I do *not* want you to link to any Mainly Norfolk pages to this travesty.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 23 - 03:31 PM

And I do *not* want you to link to any Mainly Norfolk pages to this travesty. "
Travesty?


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Oct 23 - 05:35 PM

8–10 October, 1871 The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned in the American city of Chicago. The fire started in the O'Leary family's barn at 137 DeKoven Street, Chicago, but because of a high wind and dry conditions, it spread to burn a large percentage of the city.

O'LEARY'S COW   -  Johnny Horton     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBRiHRjmoxU
MRS. O'LEARY'S COW -   Mary Zettelman Greer · Mary Zettelman Greer   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCREDQFFd3g
MRS. O'LEARY'S LANTERN – Katherine Fear    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfihv_TMEJk
MRS. O'LEARY'S SONG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo2hiW4I6Wg
Lyrics for Old Mother Leary (or "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow" or "There'll be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight") from Traditional music.co.uk     https://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/childrens-songs/Old_Mother_Leary.htm

Catherine O'Leary from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_O%27Leary


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Oct 23 - 07:43 AM

Work began on Empress of Britain on 28 November 1928 when the plates of her keel were laid at John Brown & Co, Clydebank, Scotland. She was launched on 11 June 1930 by the Prince of Wales.
In her time Empress of Britain was the largest, fastest and most luxurious ship between the United Kingdom and Canada, and the largest ship in the Canadian Pacific fleet.
She was torpedoed on 28 October 1940 by U-32 and sank. At 42,348 GRT she was the largest liner lost in the Second World War and the largest ship sunk by a U-boat. Wikipedia

THE SONG OF THE CLYDE is a song by R.Y. Bell and Ian Gourley. Popularised by Kenneth McKellar, it is an affectionate tribute to the River Clyde.

But from Glasgow to Greenock, in towns on each side,
The hammers' "ding-dong" is the song of the Clyde.

'Tis here that the sea-going liners are born:
But, unlike the salmon, they seldom return.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSj6LcQBqR4&t=10s
Kenneth McKellar


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Oct 23 - 08:42 AM

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY

October 15, 1899. Frankie Baker , a 22-year-old woman living in St. Louis, Missouri, shot her 17-year-old lover Allen (also known as Albert) Britt in the abdomen. He died of his wounds four days later. This murder is one likely inspiration for the song ‘Frankie and Johnny ‘

Many recordings of ‘Frankie and Johnny ‘on YouTube        
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=frankie+and+johnny+song
Frankie and Johnny (song) from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_and_Johnny_(song)
MUDCAT :Frankie and Johnny - historical basis     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=2601&messages=44


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Oct 23 - 06:53 PM

13 October 1812    General Isaac Brock, a Canadian national hero, died at the Battle of Queenston Heights during the War of 1812 against the USA.

COME ALL YOU BOLD CANADIANS (Laws A22)   aka   GENERAL BROCK or The Bold Canadian
The Bold Canadian (Come All Ye Bold Canadians) - Canadian Patriotic Song    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET4qT0ntt1w
The Bold Canadian from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bold_Canadian
Mudcat DT Lyrics Come all you bold Canadians (General Block)     @displaysong.cfm?SongID=1264
Mudcat: Origins:Come All You Bold Canadians(General Brock)     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=17077
Isaac Brock from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Brock
The Bold Canadian from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bold_Canadian#Geoff_Berner's_%22Come_All_Ye_Bold_Canadians_(Song_of_the_War_of_1812)%22_lyrics

Another, related, song is   MACDONNELL ON THE HEIGHTS by Stan Rogers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4oo4jv8SKg


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Oct 23 - 07:27 PM

15 October 1979 The Salvadoran Civil War began with a military coup.

EL SALVADOR  -   Peter, Paul and Mary    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooWmUiyrARc

Salvadoran Civil War from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvadoran_Civil_War
El Salvador (Peter, Paul and Mary song) from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador_(Peter,_Paul_and_Mary_song)


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Oct 23 - 05:37 PM

OCTOBER SKIES by Mumford & Sons    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CcMFvJpoNo


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 10 Oct 23 - 06:15 PM

THE SCHOOLHOUSE ON THE HILL

There climb the vines and there the berries grow
Which once we prized so high
And there the ripe nuts glistened in the glow
Of rich October skies.


Various recordings of "The Schoolhouse On the Hill" on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=school+house+on+the+hill


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Oct 23 - 11:32 AM

OCTOBER    by Jackson C. Frank    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OVA9CrO8Hc


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 13 Oct 23 - 04:28 AM

THE HENNESSY MURDER

October 15, 1890. New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy was killed by suspected members of the “Black Hand” Mafia.It was the first widely publicized Mafia murder in the United States.

David Hennessy from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hennessy
The Hennessy Murder from Song Facts https://www.songfacts.com/facts/traditional/the-hennessy-murder


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Oct 23 - 02:33 PM

There's a song I sing every October without fail, it goes........
Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday to me ??

You may know it.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 13 Oct 23 - 07:12 PM

IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER  -   Alan Mills    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-orvgRT4iI


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Oct 23 - 05:00 AM

ON A DAY LIKE TODAY

On a day like today, in the last golden days of October,
There's a chill in the air and a light haze of frost on the clover.

"On a day like today" - Cathy Barton and Dave Para    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3b9AAa24HA
"On a day like today" - Bob Dyer     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoU2nvETsKA
Various recordings of "On a day like today" on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22On+a+day+like+today%22+-+Bob+Dyer

Mudcat, Lyr Add: On a Day Like Today (Bob Dyer)     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=74644


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Oct 23 - 11:12 AM

AUGUST OCTOBER by Robin Gibb    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTrtdY3g2VM


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Oct 23 - 07:30 PM

29 October International Day for Care and Support

“Unions win new UN International Day for Care and Support” article from The ITUC     https://www.ituc-csi.org/unions-win-UN-international-day-for-CARE

SONGS ABOUT SUPPORTING AND CARING FOR OTHER PEOPLE
PULLING HARD AGAINST THE STREAM sung by Kirsty Potts     https://soundcloud.com/kirstypotts/pulling-hard-against-the-stream
Various other recordings of “Pulling Hard Against the Stream” on Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Pulling+Hard+Against+the+Stream
Mudcat, Lyr Add: Pulling Hard Against the Stream (Clifton)     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=111338
Lyrics, recording and Information about “Pulling Hard Against the Stream” from Folk Song and Music Hall     http://folksongandmusichall.com/index.php/pulling-hard-against-the-stream/
HOLD THE FORT sung by Pete Seeger with The Song Swappers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnrwQzKeKgA
YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND sung by James Taylor     href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKaWQxlTsRM ">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKaWQxlTsRM
EMPATHY sung by Alanis Morissette     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EbHermSJXY&t=1s
HERE FOR YOU by Kygo & sung by Ella Henderson     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8PPap4dJog
COUNT ON ME sung by Bruno Mars     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msl2fl3h59I&t=102s
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS sung by The Beatles     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C58ttB2-Qg&t=3s
LEAN ON ME sung by Bill Withers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrlhn1H1EWw&t=1s
WIND BENEATH MY WINGS sung by Bette Midler     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jorJh8DTMVM
OTHERS sung by Israel Houghton     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pCtTTXGYbQ
I’LL STAND BY YOU sung by The Pretenders     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLpmj059JFA&t=1s
FILL YOUR BUCKET SONG sung by The Learning Station     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaddbqEQ1NE
ANYTIME YOU NEED A FRIEND sung by Mariah Carey     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li6vpAMmfw0&t=1s
UMBRELLA sung by Rihanna     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvBfHwUxHIk&t=1s
LONESOME SUZIE sung by The Band     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aSEEGztKTo&t=1s
I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER sung by Taylor Dayne     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_Dyouvtb98&t=1s
AT YOUR SIDE     sung by The Corrs     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4fF2EJy9Aw
YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE sung by Josh Groban     href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1WpGqEOCOg&t=1s">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1WpGqEOCOg&t=1s
Many other recordings of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%E2%80%9CYou%E2%80%99ll+Never+Walk+Alone%E2%80%9D+
COLD WATER sung by Justin Bieber     a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a59gmGkq_pw ">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a59gmGkq_pw
LET ME BE THERE sung by Olivia Newton-John     a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR8hCFfvZPk">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR8hCFfvZPk
TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS sung by Glen Campbell     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX7NNMKBPsw
RAISE YOUR BANNERS HIGH sung by NUM Rally, 1984    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwBBsELWAcY
Unity (Raise Your Banners High) sung by John Tams     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NcVvYWHnFQ
BRING OUT YOUR BANNERS sung by John Warner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf7-5Fejujw
Bring Out Your Banners · Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbLJjk8qvI8
Many recordings of “Bring out the Banners“ on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bring+out+the+Banners+
Bring Out the Banners: Lyrics and recording from Union Songs     https://unionsong.com/u034.html
WHEN I NEEDED A NEIGHBOUR     many recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22When+I+Needed+A+Neighbour%22+



Link to mudcat post below by henryp YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 Oct 23 - 09:02 AM

1777: British commander General John Burgoyne surrendered at Saratoga in the United States War of Independence.

Several songs have been written about the Battle of Saratoga. However, Wikipedia reports that YANKEE DOODLE was played at the British surrender at Saratoga in 1777. The song had evolved during the conflict.

An alternate verse that the British are said to have marched to is attributed to an incident involving Thomas Ditson of Billerica, Massachusetts. Ditson attempted to purchase a Brown Bess musket from a British soldier in the 47th Regiment of Foot in Boston on March 1775; after a group of the soldier's comrades spotted the transaction as it was occurring, they tarred and feathered Ditson in order to prevent any such illegal purchases from happening in the future. Ditson eventually managed to secure a musket and fought at the Battles of Lexington and Concord. For this reason, the town of Billerica is called the home of "Yankee Doodle":
Yankee Doodle came to town, For to buy a firelock,
We will tar and feather him, And so we will John Hancock.

Another pro-British set of lyrics believed to have used the tune was published in June 1775 following the Battle of Bunker Hill:
The seventeen of June, at Break of Day, The Rebels they supriz'd us,
With their strong Works, which they'd thrown up, To burn the Town and drive us.

"Yankee Doodle" was played at the British surrender at Saratoga in 1777. A variant is preserved in the 1810 edition of Gammer Gurton's Garland: Or, The Nursery Parnassus, collected by Francis Douce:
Yankey Doodle came to town, How do you think they serv'd him?
One took his bag, another his scrip, The quicker for to starve him.


Link to Mudcat post above
THE BATTLE OF SARATOGA


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 19 Oct 23 - 11:35 AM

AUTUMN TREES by Ron Pope     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxfxyp96qos
So can we change?
Or is this surrender?
I once loved your grace
And the innocence that fell from you like leaves
Spiral off October trees
You know I love you.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Oct 23 - 07:11 PM

OCTOBER by Kings     https://kingskingskings.bandcamp.com/track/october-2


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Oct 23 - 09:21 AM

LAST OCTOBER by Green River Ordinance   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv2l-OiY488  


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 26 Oct 23 - 05:37 AM

Notable addition to 29 October International Day for Care and Support

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME ; The song is played during the opening credits for Toy Story, Toy Story 3, and Toy Story 4.

Duet version; Randy Newman – lead vocals, piano; Lyle Lovett – co-lead vocals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpmeNDZXCtI&t=4s
Live duet



Link to Mudcat thread above SONGS ABOUT SUPPORTING AND CARING FOR OTHER PEOPLE


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Oct 23 - 05:19 PM

SNOW IN OCTOBER by Chelsea Cutler     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMrBDxmF_CA


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Oct 23 - 03:15 AM

28 October 1902 Elsa Lanchester, British American theatre, film and television actor was born in Lewisham, London.

SONGS SUNG BY ELSA LANCHESTER
NEVER GO WALKING WITHOUT YOUR HATPIN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6_PjRCkGoo&list=RDEMlQ3nJbcrtp5PS540HtVjWQ&start_radio=1
DON’T TELL MY MOTHER I’M LIVING IN SIN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWLwXaH3CBU
I’M GLAD TO SEE YOUR BACK     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svw0oAeg4Ak
BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE     sung by Elsa Lanchester and Charles Laughton     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ5UIuAa0eM
FIJI FANNY    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87wJ7Wt-qFo&list=OLAK5uy_kqqn8a4MU-HMuz_lcl7ZobP7XVrrenTdw
WHEN A LADY HAS A PIAZZA    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ZfN5l125o
IF YOU PEEK IN MY GAZEBO    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzUo55Y7eTE
RAT CATCHER’S DAUGHTER   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q8MXXZoa48
LINDA AND HER LONDONDERRY AIR     href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl0TAei3bQk ">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl0TAei3bQk
PLEASE SELL NO MORE DRINK TO MY FATHER     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2su7wTOE760
THE HUSBAND’S CLOCK    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI3EATaLwm8
IF YOU CAN’T GET IN THE CORNERS     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42YTsuf0bE8
LOLA’S SAUSEPAN     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu-J_dAkMl0
AT THE DRIVE IN     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWJ5lvo36bU
All the Elsa Lanchester songs on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=elsa+lanchester+songs
Elsa Lanchester from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_Lanchester


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Oct 23 - 07:02 PM

Sunday, October 29,2023 The clocks go back for sunlight saving in UK.

SONGS ABOUT TIME AND CLOCKS
TIME IS ON MY SIDE      -   The Rolling Stones    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOxHsuV83KA
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME  -  Grandpa Jones    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpQbCTebC20
THIS TIME TOMORROW  -  The Kinks    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwVJ7FWc4rQ
THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’ -   Various recordings on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%E2%80%9CThe+Times+They+Are+a-Changin%E2%80%99%E2%80%9D
TURN BACK YOUR CLOCKS    sung by Dads     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2IvWCMH-TU
DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS ?   -  Chicago    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FzCWLOHUes
IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME - Cher       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n3A_-HRFfc
BACK IN TIME -   Huey Lewis & The News     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur57IunS9To
TIME -   Pink Floyd     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl-Ms_ek-kE
TIME AFTER TIME   -  Cyndi Lauper     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdQY7BusJNU

LET NO MAN STEAL YOUR TIME  -  Georgia Mudcats     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEY7eKMb9gk
Let No Man Steal Your Time · Rebecca Barclay     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCyHE1qxcJw
Let no man steal your time Martin Archer Heritage and Ringtones    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HMTuT7yen8;

TIME WARP  -  Richard O'Brien     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S91wQbYYX3Q
GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK    Various recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=grandfather%E2%80%99s+clock+song+
THERE IS A TIME  -  The Dillards     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgzP_hc-MKI
FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY  -  Rick Nelson     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu0wiGDjuyI
TRYING TO MAKE CLOCKS SLOW DOWN  -  Darin and Brooke Aldridge    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNWdvHfpVW4
WHAT’S TIME TO A HOG  -  The Dillards     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIDQnuE8EB8
TIME IN A BOTTLE   -  Jim Croce     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO1rMeYnOmM

TURN! TURN! TURN!     Various recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+Turn+Turn+Turn
Turn! Turn! Turn! from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn!_Turn!_Turn!

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain that which is to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time of love, and a time of hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.


GLAUB! GLAUB! GLAUB! - Marlene Dietrich     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjBBgywb8K8


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Oct 23 - 05:42 AM

AT THE CHIME OF A CITY CLOCK -   Nick Drake     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsXYkakToJ0
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK   - Bill Haley       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud_JZcC0tHI
AS TIME GOES BY  -Various recordings on Youtube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=as+time+goes+by+song+
CLOCKS AND SPOONS     - John Prine     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPR2udUFXzk
CLOCKS  - Coldplay     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A3hgfstCxE <
STOP THE CLOCKS -   Donots     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bLgGYFLhgQ
REMEMBER THE TIME -   Michael Jackson     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aJq2yoO6GQ
THAT OLD CLOCK ON THE WALL   -  Dean Martin     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ynEozwYOs
ONLY TIME WILL TELL  -  Asia     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWs8SbT4__E
RUNNING THE CLOCKS -       Our Last Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqy0phns5tk
CALENDARS AND CLOCKS  -  The Coral     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd1YoKHuyCE
TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS   - Styx     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XcKBmdfpWs
BROKEN CLOCKS    - by sza     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Exxu8lsGYE

Link to Mudcat post above SONGS ABOUT TIME AND CLOCKS


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Nov 23 - 05:47 AM

OCTOBER GREY by The Screaming Jets     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAlSjGjN230


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 23 - 07:04 AM

OCTOBER WINDS by Bela Fleck     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keF25-oIFQw


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 23 - 03:31 PM

And I do *not* want you to link to any Mainly Norfolk pages to this travesty. "
Travesty?


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Oct 23 - 07:43 AM

Work began on Empress of Britain on 28 November 1928 when the plates of her keel were laid at John Brown & Co, Clydebank, Scotland. She was launched on 11 June 1930 by the Prince of Wales.
In her time Empress of Britain was the largest, fastest and most luxurious ship between the United Kingdom and Canada, and the largest ship in the Canadian Pacific fleet.
She was torpedoed on 28 October 1940 by U-32 and sank. At 42,348 GRT she was the largest liner lost in the Second World War and the largest ship sunk by a U-boat. Wikipedia

THE SONG OF THE CLYDE is a song by R.Y. Bell and Ian Gourley. Popularised by Kenneth McKellar, it is an affectionate tribute to the River Clyde.

But from Glasgow to Greenock, in towns on each side,
The hammers' "ding-dong" is the song of the Clyde.

'Tis here that the sea-going liners are born:
But, unlike the salmon, they seldom return.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSj6LcQBqR4&t=10s
Kenneth McKellar


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 Oct 23 - 09:02 AM

1777: British commander General John Burgoyne surrendered at Saratoga in the United States War of Independence.

Several songs have been written about the Battle of Saratoga. However, Wikipedia reports that YANKEE DOODLE was played at the British surrender at Saratoga in 1777. The song had evolved during the conflict.

An alternate verse that the British are said to have marched to is attributed to an incident involving Thomas Ditson of Billerica, Massachusetts. Ditson attempted to purchase a Brown Bess musket from a British soldier in the 47th Regiment of Foot in Boston on March 1775; after a group of the soldier's comrades spotted the transaction as it was occurring, they tarred and feathered Ditson in order to prevent any such illegal purchases from happening in the future. Ditson eventually managed to secure a musket and fought at the Battles of Lexington and Concord. For this reason, the town of Billerica is called the home of "Yankee Doodle":
Yankee Doodle came to town, For to buy a firelock,
We will tar and feather him, And so we will John Hancock.

Another pro-British set of lyrics believed to have used the tune was published in June 1775 following the Battle of Bunker Hill:
The seventeen of June, at Break of Day, The Rebels they supriz'd us,
With their strong Works, which they'd thrown up, To burn the Town and drive us.

"Yankee Doodle" was played at the British surrender at Saratoga in 1777. A variant is preserved in the 1810 edition of Gammer Gurton's Garland: Or, The Nursery Parnassus, collected by Francis Douce:
Yankey Doodle came to town, How do you think they serv'd him?
One took his bag, another his scrip, The quicker for to starve him.


Link to Mudcat post above
THE BATTLE OF SARATOGA


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Oct 23 - 02:33 PM

There's a song I sing every October without fail, it goes........
Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday to me ??

You may know it.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Sep 23 - 05:02 PM

October 1, 1962 The enrollment of a black student, James Meredith, in the University of Mississippi.

OXFORD TOWN

Recordings of “ Oxford Town “ by Bob Dylan and others
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+Oxford+Town+song
James Meredith from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Meredith#:~:text=The%20day%20after%20the%20riots,rights%20in%20the%20United%20States.
Oxford Town from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_Town
Oxford Town by Richie Havens     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRM8nJHWm28


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Sep 23 - 06:40 PM

SONGS ABOUT THE SPUTNIK

October 4, 1957 The Russians launched Sputnik 1, the first satellite, into orbit.

SPUTNIK (THE SATELLITE GIRL) - Jerry Engler     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx5n6hmeRVU
SATELITE BABY     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7ObooVMYkM
SPUTNIK’S DOWN Folk Implosion     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVq7H_qVyls
SPUTNIKS AND MUTNIKS Great Dixie Boppin' Hill Billies     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF-cIk558Xc
A RUSSIAN LOVE SONG - The Goons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwBYCkH-fRo
BEEP! BEEP! - Louis Prima     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reW24AkZYzs
SPUTNIK DANCE The Equadors     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5y-yi0VV9k
SANTA AND THE SATELLITE     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0mqhBrQLJo
SPUTNIK SWEETHEART By Rutt Jampamule    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9YyD_dSwuk


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Oct 23 - 12:30 PM

Thu, 12 Oct - Sun, 15 Oct Falmouth Oyster Festival

THE OYSTER GIRL    aka THE BASKET OF OYSTERS

The Oyster Girl Lyrics and information from Mainly Norfolk    
https://mainlynorfolk.info/peter.bellamy/songs/theoystergirl.html
Heather Wood [The Young Tradition] - The Oyster Girl     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xw8zsQvJBs
The Oyster Girl - Robert Irwin - Baritone     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJGgAxrwRQs
Various recordings of “The Oyster Girl” on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Oyster+Girl+song


Various recordings of “THE BASKET OF OYSTERS” on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+basket+of+Oysters+

Falmouth Oyster Festival 2023     https://www.falmouth.co.uk/falmouth-events/falmouth-oyster-festival-2023/


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 01 Oct 23 - 05:35 PM

8–10 October, 1871 The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned in the American city of Chicago. The fire started in the O'Leary family's barn at 137 DeKoven Street, Chicago, but because of a high wind and dry conditions, it spread to burn a large percentage of the city.

O'LEARY'S COW   -  Johnny Horton     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBRiHRjmoxU
MRS. O'LEARY'S COW -   Mary Zettelman Greer · Mary Zettelman Greer   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCREDQFFd3g
MRS. O'LEARY'S LANTERN – Katherine Fear    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfihv_TMEJk
MRS. O'LEARY'S SONG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo2hiW4I6Wg
Lyrics for Old Mother Leary (or "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow" or "There'll be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight") from Traditional music.co.uk     https://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/childrens-songs/Old_Mother_Leary.htm

Catherine O'Leary from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_O%27Leary


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 03 Oct 23 - 08:42 AM

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY

October 15, 1899. Frankie Baker , a 22-year-old woman living in St. Louis, Missouri, shot her 17-year-old lover Allen (also known as Albert) Britt in the abdomen. He died of his wounds four days later. This murder is one likely inspiration for the song ‘Frankie and Johnny ‘

Many recordings of ‘Frankie and Johnny ‘on YouTube        
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=frankie+and+johnny+song
Frankie and Johnny (song) from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_and_Johnny_(song)
MUDCAT :Frankie and Johnny - historical basis     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=2601&messages=44


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 05 Oct 23 - 06:53 PM

13 October 1812    General Isaac Brock, a Canadian national hero, died at the Battle of Queenston Heights during the War of 1812 against the USA.

COME ALL YOU BOLD CANADIANS (Laws A22)   aka   GENERAL BROCK or The Bold Canadian
The Bold Canadian (Come All Ye Bold Canadians) - Canadian Patriotic Song    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET4qT0ntt1w
The Bold Canadian from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bold_Canadian
Mudcat DT Lyrics Come all you bold Canadians (General Block)     @displaysong.cfm?SongID=1264
Mudcat: Origins:Come All You Bold Canadians(General Brock)     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=17077
Isaac Brock from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Brock
The Bold Canadian from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bold_Canadian#Geoff_Berner's_%22Come_All_Ye_Bold_Canadians_(Song_of_the_War_of_1812)%22_lyrics

Another, related, song is   MACDONNELL ON THE HEIGHTS by Stan Rogers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4oo4jv8SKg


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 07 Oct 23 - 07:27 PM

15 October 1979 The Salvadoran Civil War began with a military coup.

EL SALVADOR  -   Peter, Paul and Mary    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooWmUiyrARc

Salvadoran Civil War from Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvadoran_Civil_War
El Salvador (Peter, Paul and Mary song) from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador_(Peter,_Paul_and_Mary_song)


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Oct 23 - 05:37 PM

OCTOBER SKIES by Mumford & Sons    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CcMFvJpoNo


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 10 Oct 23 - 06:15 PM

THE SCHOOLHOUSE ON THE HILL

There climb the vines and there the berries grow
Which once we prized so high
And there the ripe nuts glistened in the glow
Of rich October skies.


Various recordings of "The Schoolhouse On the Hill" on YouTube   
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=school+house+on+the+hill


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 11 Oct 23 - 11:32 AM

OCTOBER    by Jackson C. Frank    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OVA9CrO8Hc


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 13 Oct 23 - 04:28 AM

THE HENNESSY MURDER

October 15, 1890. New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy was killed by suspected members of the “Black Hand” Mafia.It was the first widely publicized Mafia murder in the United States.

David Hennessy from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hennessy
The Hennessy Murder from Song Facts https://www.songfacts.com/facts/traditional/the-hennessy-murder


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Sep 23 - 06:03 PM

SONGS BY CYRIL TAWNEY

12 October 1930 Songwriter Cyril Tawney was born in Gosport, Hampshire, England.

Cyril Tawney from Wikipedia    
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_Tawney
Index of Cyril Tawney's Songs from Mainly Norfolk     https://mainlynorfolk.info/cyril.tawney/songs/
Cyril Tawney's Top Songs onYouTube     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRgufXYI56E&list=OLAK5uy_l2himL4Y_qGCaIje4Z0LIkmwn4mJb0JOQ&index=1

< b>Mudcat: Cyril Tawney Songbook
    /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=120531&messages=20


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 13 Oct 23 - 07:12 PM

IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER  -   Alan Mills    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-orvgRT4iI


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Oct 23 - 05:00 AM

ON A DAY LIKE TODAY

On a day like today, in the last golden days of October,
There's a chill in the air and a light haze of frost on the clover.

"On a day like today" - Cathy Barton and Dave Para    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3b9AAa24HA
"On a day like today" - Bob Dyer     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoU2nvETsKA
Various recordings of "On a day like today" on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22On+a+day+like+today%22+-+Bob+Dyer

Mudcat, Lyr Add: On a Day Like Today (Bob Dyer)     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=74644


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Oct 23 - 11:12 AM

AUGUST OCTOBER by Robin Gibb    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTrtdY3g2VM


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 19 Oct 23 - 11:35 AM

AUTUMN TREES by Ron Pope     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxfxyp96qos
So can we change?
Or is this surrender?
I once loved your grace
And the innocence that fell from you like leaves
Spiral off October trees
You know I love you.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Oct 23 - 07:30 PM

29 October International Day for Care and Support

“Unions win new UN International Day for Care and Support” article from The ITUC     https://www.ituc-csi.org/unions-win-UN-international-day-for-CARE

SONGS ABOUT SUPPORTING AND CARING FOR OTHER PEOPLE
PULLING HARD AGAINST THE STREAM sung by Kirsty Potts     https://soundcloud.com/kirstypotts/pulling-hard-against-the-stream
Various other recordings of “Pulling Hard Against the Stream” on Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Pulling+Hard+Against+the+Stream
Mudcat, Lyr Add: Pulling Hard Against the Stream (Clifton)     /mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=111338
Lyrics, recording and Information about “Pulling Hard Against the Stream” from Folk Song and Music Hall     http://folksongandmusichall.com/index.php/pulling-hard-against-the-stream/
HOLD THE FORT sung by Pete Seeger with The Song Swappers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnrwQzKeKgA
YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND sung by James Taylor     href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKaWQxlTsRM ">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKaWQxlTsRM
EMPATHY sung by Alanis Morissette     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EbHermSJXY&t=1s
HERE FOR YOU by Kygo & sung by Ella Henderson     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8PPap4dJog
COUNT ON ME sung by Bruno Mars     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msl2fl3h59I&t=102s
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS sung by The Beatles     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C58ttB2-Qg&t=3s
LEAN ON ME sung by Bill Withers     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrlhn1H1EWw&t=1s
WIND BENEATH MY WINGS sung by Bette Midler     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jorJh8DTMVM
OTHERS sung by Israel Houghton     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pCtTTXGYbQ
I’LL STAND BY YOU sung by The Pretenders     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLpmj059JFA&t=1s
FILL YOUR BUCKET SONG sung by The Learning Station     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaddbqEQ1NE
ANYTIME YOU NEED A FRIEND sung by Mariah Carey     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li6vpAMmfw0&t=1s
UMBRELLA sung by Rihanna     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvBfHwUxHIk&t=1s
LONESOME SUZIE sung by The Band     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aSEEGztKTo&t=1s
I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER sung by Taylor Dayne     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_Dyouvtb98&t=1s
AT YOUR SIDE     sung by The Corrs     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4fF2EJy9Aw
YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE sung by Josh Groban     href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1WpGqEOCOg&t=1s">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1WpGqEOCOg&t=1s
Many other recordings of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%E2%80%9CYou%E2%80%99ll+Never+Walk+Alone%E2%80%9D+
COLD WATER sung by Justin Bieber     a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a59gmGkq_pw ">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a59gmGkq_pw
LET ME BE THERE sung by Olivia Newton-John     a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR8hCFfvZPk">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR8hCFfvZPk
TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS sung by Glen Campbell     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX7NNMKBPsw
RAISE YOUR BANNERS HIGH sung by NUM Rally, 1984    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwBBsELWAcY
Unity (Raise Your Banners High) sung by John Tams     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NcVvYWHnFQ
BRING OUT YOUR BANNERS sung by John Warner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf7-5Fejujw
Bring Out Your Banners · Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbLJjk8qvI8
Many recordings of “Bring out the Banners“ on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Bring+out+the+Banners+
Bring Out the Banners: Lyrics and recording from Union Songs     https://unionsong.com/u034.html
WHEN I NEEDED A NEIGHBOUR     many recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22When+I+Needed+A+Neighbour%22+



Link to mudcat post below by henryp YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: Reinhard
Date: 01 Oct 23 - 03:18 PM

This thread originally was meant to list songs associated with the month of October ie: (A) Any songs with October in the title (B) Any songs with an October date given in the lyrics (C) Any songs referencing an event that is known to have occurred in October even if the lyrics do not actually say so.

What does the fact that the composer or the singer of a song was born or died or took a dump in October has to to with the song being catalogued as an October song? If you take this as a criterium then you can add any existing song to any of the month threads which makes this whole operation completeley meaningless.

And I do *not* want you to link to any Mainly Norfolk pages to this travesty.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: MaJoC the Filk
Date: 26 Sep 23 - 08:00 PM

Launch of Sputnik 1: The Glorious People's Russian Satellite Moon was an attempt by the Goons at a topical song. I only ever heard it once, on the wireless. Two things make it memorable for me:

* It was apparently the flip side of the Ying Tong Song (which was somewhat funnier).

* Said record was very audibly a 78RPM.


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 26 Oct 23 - 05:37 AM

Notable addition to 29 October International Day for Care and Support

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME ; The song is played during the opening credits for Toy Story, Toy Story 3, and Toy Story 4.

Duet version; Randy Newman – lead vocals, piano; Lyle Lovett – co-lead vocals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpmeNDZXCtI&t=4s
Live duet



Link to Mudcat thread above SONGS ABOUT SUPPORTING AND CARING FOR OTHER PEOPLE


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Oct 23 - 07:11 PM

OCTOBER by Kings     https://kingskingskings.bandcamp.com/track/october-2


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 25 Oct 23 - 09:21 AM

LAST OCTOBER by Green River Ordinance   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv2l-OiY488  


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Oct 23 - 05:19 PM

SNOW IN OCTOBER by Chelsea Cutler     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMrBDxmF_CA


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Oct 23 - 03:15 AM

28 October 1902 Elsa Lanchester, British American theatre, film and television actor was born in Lewisham, London.

SONGS SUNG BY ELSA LANCHESTER
NEVER GO WALKING WITHOUT YOUR HATPIN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6_PjRCkGoo&list=RDEMlQ3nJbcrtp5PS540HtVjWQ&start_radio=1
DON’T TELL MY MOTHER I’M LIVING IN SIN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWLwXaH3CBU
I’M GLAD TO SEE YOUR BACK     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svw0oAeg4Ak
BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE     sung by Elsa Lanchester and Charles Laughton     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ5UIuAa0eM
FIJI FANNY    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87wJ7Wt-qFo&list=OLAK5uy_kqqn8a4MU-HMuz_lcl7ZobP7XVrrenTdw
WHEN A LADY HAS A PIAZZA    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ZfN5l125o
IF YOU PEEK IN MY GAZEBO    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzUo55Y7eTE
RAT CATCHER’S DAUGHTER   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q8MXXZoa48
LINDA AND HER LONDONDERRY AIR     href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl0TAei3bQk ">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl0TAei3bQk
PLEASE SELL NO MORE DRINK TO MY FATHER     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2su7wTOE760
THE HUSBAND’S CLOCK    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI3EATaLwm8
IF YOU CAN’T GET IN THE CORNERS     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42YTsuf0bE8
LOLA’S SAUSEPAN     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu-J_dAkMl0
AT THE DRIVE IN     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWJ5lvo36bU
All the Elsa Lanchester songs on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=elsa+lanchester+songs
Elsa Lanchester from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_Lanchester


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 29 Oct 23 - 05:42 AM

AT THE CHIME OF A CITY CLOCK -   Nick Drake     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsXYkakToJ0
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK   - Bill Haley       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud_JZcC0tHI
AS TIME GOES BY  -Various recordings on Youtube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=as+time+goes+by+song+
CLOCKS AND SPOONS     - John Prine     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPR2udUFXzk
CLOCKS  - Coldplay     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A3hgfstCxE <
STOP THE CLOCKS -   Donots     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bLgGYFLhgQ
REMEMBER THE TIME -   Michael Jackson     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aJq2yoO6GQ
THAT OLD CLOCK ON THE WALL   -  Dean Martin     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ynEozwYOs
ONLY TIME WILL TELL  -  Asia     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWs8SbT4__E
RUNNING THE CLOCKS -       Our Last Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqy0phns5tk
CALENDARS AND CLOCKS  -  The Coral     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd1YoKHuyCE
TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS   - Styx     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XcKBmdfpWs
BROKEN CLOCKS    - by sza     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Exxu8lsGYE

Link to Mudcat post above SONGS ABOUT TIME AND CLOCKS


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 27 Oct 23 - 07:02 PM

Sunday, October 29,2023 The clocks go back for sunlight saving in UK.

SONGS ABOUT TIME AND CLOCKS
TIME IS ON MY SIDE      -   The Rolling Stones    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOxHsuV83KA
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME  -  Grandpa Jones    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpQbCTebC20
THIS TIME TOMORROW  -  The Kinks    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwVJ7FWc4rQ
THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’ -   Various recordings on YouTube    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%E2%80%9CThe+Times+They+Are+a-Changin%E2%80%99%E2%80%9D
TURN BACK YOUR CLOCKS    sung by Dads     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2IvWCMH-TU
DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS ?   -  Chicago    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FzCWLOHUes
IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME - Cher       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n3A_-HRFfc
BACK IN TIME -   Huey Lewis & The News     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur57IunS9To
TIME -   Pink Floyd     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl-Ms_ek-kE
TIME AFTER TIME   -  Cyndi Lauper     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdQY7BusJNU

LET NO MAN STEAL YOUR TIME  -  Georgia Mudcats     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEY7eKMb9gk
Let No Man Steal Your Time · Rebecca Barclay     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCyHE1qxcJw
Let no man steal your time Martin Archer Heritage and Ringtones    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HMTuT7yen8;

TIME WARP  -  Richard O'Brien     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S91wQbYYX3Q
GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK    Various recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=grandfather%E2%80%99s+clock+song+
THERE IS A TIME  -  The Dillards     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgzP_hc-MKI
FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY  -  Rick Nelson     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu0wiGDjuyI
TRYING TO MAKE CLOCKS SLOW DOWN  -  Darin and Brooke Aldridge    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNWdvHfpVW4
WHAT’S TIME TO A HOG  -  The Dillards     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIDQnuE8EB8
TIME IN A BOTTLE   -  Jim Croce     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO1rMeYnOmM

TURN! TURN! TURN!     Various recordings on YouTube     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=+Turn+Turn+Turn
Turn! Turn! Turn! from Wikipedia    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn!_Turn!_Turn!

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain that which is to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time of love, and a time of hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.


GLAUB! GLAUB! GLAUB! - Marlene Dietrich     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjBBgywb8K8


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Subject: RE: Any October Songs?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 04 Nov 23 - 05:47 AM

OCTOBER GREY by The Screaming Jets     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAlSjGjN230


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