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Keeping May Day

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CORNISH MAY CAROL
DRAWING NEARER TO THE MERRY MONTH OF MAY
MAY DAY CAROL
MAY DAY CAROL (2)
MAY MORNING CAROL
MAY MORNING DEW
QUEEN OF THE MAY


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GUEST,Mark Clark 30 Apr 05 - 10:14 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 30 Apr 05 - 10:44 PM
Kaleea 01 May 05 - 12:21 AM
GUEST,JUNE 01 May 05 - 04:59 AM
John J 01 May 05 - 06:31 AM
Flash Company 01 May 05 - 10:27 AM
goodbar 01 May 05 - 10:42 PM
dianavan 01 May 05 - 11:02 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 01 May 05 - 11:24 PM
gecko 02 May 05 - 12:57 AM
Ebbie 02 May 05 - 01:14 AM
Haruo 02 May 05 - 01:52 AM
Les in Chorlton 02 May 05 - 02:54 AM
Michael 02 May 05 - 06:11 AM
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Subject: Keeping May Day
From: GUEST,Mark Clark
Date: 30 Apr 05 - 10:14 PM

Since much of the folk music in the D.T. Database and elsewhere was written to help working people maintain an awareness of the struggle against bosses around the globe, it seems appropriate to remember that May 1 is labor day nearly everywhere but the U.S.

Some background.


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Subject: RE: Keeping May Day
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 30 Apr 05 - 10:44 PM

Unnnnmmmmmhhhhhh_ - Mr. MarX

From the time I was about seven-years-old, I have celebrated May 01.

It was a family tradition to gather flowers and annonymously give them in paper-woven-baskets on the door-knobs of neighbors.

It was FUN!!!!! (little gangsters gathering gloosems in the dark)

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Something in the observance has become fetid and putrid.... and the smell appears to be from your corner.


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Subject: RE: Keeping May Day
From: Kaleea
Date: 01 May 05 - 12:21 AM

I, also, was taught to give flowers to any who come a-visiting on May Day.


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Subject: RE: Keeping May Day
From: GUEST,JUNE
Date: 01 May 05 - 04:59 AM

Surely May Day was celebrated for hundreds of years before it was hijacked by socialism and called Labour Day.

Keep politics out of it.

I feel the same way about the British Labour
Party adopting the red rose as 'their' symbol.


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Subject: RE: Keeping May Day
From: John J
Date: 01 May 05 - 06:31 AM

'Tis Beltane.

John


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Subject: RE: Keeping May Day
From: Flash Company
Date: 01 May 05 - 10:27 AM

And I danced wi' a girl wi' a hole in her stocking1

FC


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Subject: RE: Keeping May Day
From: goodbar
Date: 01 May 05 - 10:42 PM

i'm a middle class white boy from the suburbs. why would i care!


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Subject: RE: Keeping May Day
From: dianavan
Date: 01 May 05 - 11:02 PM

Because the cycle of the seasons means we begin anew. It a re-birth of Spring. Celebrate love, fertility and abundance. Celebrate the green Earth. Dance and give praise. Raise your voices in song.

I am proud to have been born on the Beltain.


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Subject: RE: Keeping May Day
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 01 May 05 - 11:24 PM

WHY??? The F*ing H&^L

Has this post continued "ABOVE THE LINE" for over 24 hours?

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

The clones are Marxists!!!


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Subject: RE: Keeping May Day
From: gecko
Date: 02 May 05 - 12:57 AM

Depending on which hemisphere you live in of course, May 1 means different things to different people.
The Labour Day March and celebrations here in Cairns, Far North Queensland, were bigger than ever this year with many unionists, friends and others joining in to make a point to the Howard government about the proposed slashing of workers rights under the proposed Industrial Relations Legislation. After the march there were some motivational speeches, one from Julia Gillard amongst others, followed by some great music partly supplied by 'Mangrove Jack', a well known local folk band with several recordings to their name. The late but not so great Joh didn't escape unscathed in the process either!
Yours in Unity
gecko


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Subject: RE: Keeping May Day
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 May 05 - 01:14 AM

May is an important month, it seems. The May Pole, the flower basket, the school children busily creating paper treasurs. Cinco de Mayo, of course. And didn't the Soviet Union put on its big military parade in May? And the USA celebrates Memorial Day at the end of the month. Any others?


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Subject: RE: Keeping May Day
From: Haruo
Date: 02 May 05 - 01:52 AM

So is Beltane Gaulish for "Help me!"?

Haruo


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Subject: RE: Keeping May Day
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 May 05 - 02:54 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/paganism/festivals/beltane.shtml

BBC and Beltane


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Subject: RE: Keeping May Day
From: Michael
Date: 02 May 05 - 06:11 AM

My Great Aunt was born on 1st May 1900, was christened Ellen May, washed her face in May dew first thing in the morning on her birthday every year of her life. Her mother did this when she was born and told her she would stay beautiful if continued it. She always looked young for her age and died in her late 80s.
She was also a devout and active Methodist all her life too.
Mike


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