Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Flanders and bird flu

Recently I’ve been listening a lot to Flanders and Swann’s songs from their records, At the drop of a hat, and At the drop of another hat. I thought I’d post this, A song for the weather, and leave the comparisons with the current climatic conditions to you...

January brings the snow:
Makes your feet and fingers glow.

February’s ice and sleet:
Freeze the toes right off your feet.

Welcome March with wintry wind:
Would thou wert not so unkind.

April brings the sweet spring showers:
On and on for hours and hours.

Farmers fear unkindly May:
Frost by night and hail by day.

June just rains and never stops:
Thirty days and spoils the crops.

In July the sun is hot.
Is it shining? No it’s not!

August cold and dank and wet:
Brings more rain than any yet.

Bleak September’s mist and mud:
Is enough to chill the blood.

Then October adds a gale:
Wind and slush and rain and hail.

Dark November brings the fog:
Should not do it to a dog.

Freezing wet December then:
Bloody January again!

words: Michael Flanders
music: Donald Swann


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