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Wet May Bank Holiday Song (Month of May)

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, oh
  Wintertime is here to stay! Oh
  Never cast a clout away -
  But welcome in the hail and frost that comes in May!

1. Wintertime it should have passed, so
Why do we feel this icy blast? Oh
Seems like winter's here to stay,
Didn't seem to see us Welcome in the May.

Chorus:
  Hail? Hail! The month of May, oh
  Wintertime is here to stay! Oh
  Never cast a clout away -
  But welcome in the hail and frost that comes in May!

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

Chorus:
  Hail? Hail! The month of May, oh
  Wintertime is here to stay! Oh
  Never cast a clout away -
  But welcome in the hail and frost that comes in May!

3. Morris men have started to dance. Oh,
Will the sun shine? ... Not a chance! Oh
Rain on any other day
Is never quite the same as on the first of May.   [/On a holiday.]

Chorus:
  Hail? Hail! The month of May, oh
  Wintertime is here to stay! Oh
  Never cast a clout away -
  But welcome in the hail and frost that comes in May!


Janet Elizabeth, May 2009, updated 2021.

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