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Wet May Bank Holiday Song

To the Tune of Dave Webber's May Song [1]

The end of a warm day, photo by Charles Wordingham Chorus:
  Hail, hail - the month of May-O!
  Wintertime is here to stay-O.
  Do not cast a clout away
  But welcome in the hail and frost that comes in May.

Wintertime it should have passed - so
Why do we feel this icy blast-O?
Seems like winter's here to stay,
Why won't it recognise that we have come to May?

Chorus:
  Hail, hail the month of May-O!
  Wintertime is here to stay-O.
  Do not cast a clout away
  But welcome in the hail and frost that comes in May.

What on earth is going on-O?
Heed the words of Flanders and Swan-O ...
"Welcome in unkindly May
Frost by night and Hail by day!"

Chorus:
  Hail, hail - the month of May-O!
  Wintertime is here to stay-O.
  Do not cast a clout away
  But welcome in the hail and frost that comes in May.

Morris men have started to dance-O,
Will the sun shine? ... Not a chance-O!
Rain on any other day
Is never quite the same as on the first of May.

Chorus:
  Hail, hail - the month of May-O!
  Wintertime is here to stay-O.
  Do not cast a clout away
  But welcome in the hail and frost that comes in May.


Janet Elizabeth, May 2009 & 2011.

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