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Spell the Month in Books: May

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Thanks to Fictionophile for “reminding” me with her own Spell the Month in Books post. Thanks, also, Jana at ‘Reviews from the Stacks‘.to the created it.

 

 

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
Whence this fragrance wafting through the air?
What sweet feelings does its scent transmute?
Whence this perfume floating everywhere?
Don’t you know it’s that dear forbidden fruit
Tra la la la la, that dear forbidden fruit, tra la la la la
Tra la la la la, tra la, tra la, tra la la la la la la la la la
It’s May, the lusty month of May
That darling month when everyone throws self-control away
It’s time to do a wretched thing or two
And try to make each precious day, one you’ll always rue
It’s May, it’s May, the month of yes you may
The time for every frivolous whim, proper or im
It’s wild, it’s gay, a blot in every way
The birds and bees with all of their vast amorous past
Gaze at the human race aghast
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, the month of great dismay
When all the world is brimming with fun wholesome or un
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
 

The Mountains Sing: A Novel by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

 

Any Human Heart by William Boyd

 

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

 

3 thoughts on “Spell the Month in Books: May

  1. Ha ha, I well remember the “lusty month of May” song from when our high school choir did Camelot. Good memories. Also, May was “mad” King Ludwig’s favorite month 🙂

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  2. I am sure King Ludwig has lots of company with May being his favorite month! It’s been a while since I’ve thought about Camelot so I enjoyed reading the lyrics to The Lusty Month of May. I read A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle and loved it.

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