Whence this fragrance wafting through the air?

What sweet feelings does it’s scent transmute?
Whence this perfume floating everywhere?
Don’t you know, it’s that dear forbidden fruit.

Garfield Park Orchid Show

It’s that time of year again – Time to sing one of my favorite songs ever… The Lusty Month of May. (Preference goes to the version sung by the divine Julie Andrews, of course.)

Happy May Day, people.

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First of May

Usually on May Day, I post a link to the lyrics of my favorite May Day song — the Lusty Month of May, from Camelot:

Tra la, it’s May, the lusty Month of May
That lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astray
Tra la, it’s here, that shocking time of year,
when tons of wicked little thoughts merrily appear.
It’s May, It’s May, that gorgeous holiday,
when every maiden prays that her lad will be a cad
It’s mad, it’s gay, a libelous display,
Those dreary vows that everyone takes, everyone breaks,
everyone makes divine mistakes
The Lusty Month of May

Nowadays, there’s a newer, similar song by Jonathan Couton, along with a lovely WOW like video. Fair warning: if you’re offended by the word FUCK, you probably shouldn’t watch the video. Or read this blog.

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