Mercoledi Musicale

To mark International Workers’ Day or May Day I thought I’d post an old Woody Guthrie song. In 1940 he was asked to write a union song from a “woman’s point of view”. Guthrie used the tune of Red Wing a popular song from 1907 by Kerry Mills. Mills had adapted his melody from a piano setting by Robert Schumann of a European folk song.

And because May 1st has also been traditionally a folk celebration in Europe of the arrival of spring perhaps the Schumann piece is not altogether inappropriate.

May 1st, as well as being International Workers Day/May Day/Labour Day/Labor Day/St Joseph the Worker Day, is also Batman and Mother Goose Day.

Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

3 thoughts on “Mercoledi Musicale”

    1. Hmmm… okay let me put it another way: Batman Day and Mother Goose Day or Batman and Mother Goose Days??? Otherwise it would smack of misdirected mating.

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