June Brides

June is the most popular month for getting married in western culture, because if a bride is married in June, she will be more likely to give birth to her first child in early spring, and this allows her plenty of time to recover before the fall harvest.  The June wedding tradition probably started in during Middle Ages because bathing was done much less frequently back then.  The peasant class might only bathe once a year, and that bath usually happened in late spring.  So, a June marriage would have better smelling people and brides wouldn’t have to carry so many bouquets.  Every bride-to-be knows that they must have something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue when they walk down the aisle, and that they are supposed to be carrying a sixpence in their left shoe, as a good luck charm.  Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye, four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.

Last week we had It Takes a Village, with the theme being City, Country, County, State, or Town and I think that went well.  This week we the theme of Old, New, Borrowed, Blue.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it.  If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the song ‘Don’t Start Me To Talking’ by the Sonny Boy Williamson today.  Next week, I will be writing about the Hank Williams song ‘Hey Good Lookin’’.  The upcoming prompts will be:
June 13, 2021 – Greet, Hey, Howdy
June 20, 2021 – Brutal, Cruel, Frenzy, Savage, Violent suggested by Melanie B Cee of sparksfromacombustiblemind
June 27, 2021 – Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Snack, Supper suggested by Paula Light of Light Motifs II
July 4, 2021 – American music

39 thoughts on “June Brides

    1. Very nice going with the Dixie Cups. I have not done a car vehicle prompt, but on October 6, 2019 there was a prompt of Bus/Truck/Lorry and my predecessor Helen had Car/Cars on September 2, 2018. I guess this prompt would get a lot of Jan and Dean and Beach Boys tunes and it sounds like fun, so lets go for it. July 25, 2021 – Automobile, Car, Jalopy, Vehicle suggested by Melanie B Cee of sparksfromacombustiblemind


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