Sunday, October 01, 2006

A song of the weather

I was reminded of this, by the gloriously funny Flanders and Swann, as it was on the radio today. Since this ditty would have been written in the 50s or 60s, I'm a litle surprised it fits weather in recent years. Or is it just that I'm British and by definition obsessed with the weather ...

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 wer't 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!

(January brings the snow
Makes your feet and fingers glow).

-- Michael Flanders

4 Comments:

At 7:11 pm BST, Blogger Gabriele C. said...

Well, June, July and September were pretty wrong here, but the rest fits. :)

 
At 5:33 pm BST, Blogger Sarah Cuthbertson said...

Enjoyed this as a fellow weather-obsessed British person and Flanders & Swann fan. Hope the nasty bug has gone now. There's a lot of it about, I hear. Did you consume the Asti, for medicinal purposes or otherwise?

 
At 8:51 pm BST, Blogger Alex Bordessa said...

Asti for purely medicinal reasons, of course ;-)

 
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