|A Child's Calendar|
January brings the snow
March brings breezes loud and shrill
Stirs the dancing daffodil.
April brings the primrose sweet
Scatters daisies at our feet.
May brings flocks of pretty lambs
Skipping by their fleecy dams.
June brings tulips, lilies, roses
Fills the children’s hands with posies.
Hot July brings cooling showers
Apricots and gillyflowers.
August brings the sheaves of corn
And our harvest time is born.
Warm September brings the fruit
Sportsmen then begin to shoot.
Fresh October brings the pheasant
Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
Dull November brings the blast
Then the leaves are whirling fast.
Chill December brings the sleet
Blazing fire at Christmas treat.
Song sung by the pupils of Roman Way School, Andover, Hants
This song was collected from Samuel Gray, who lived in the Hartley Witney workhouse, Hampshire, October 1907
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