Music on but not necessarily about Mothering Sunday

Held on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, it was a originally a day to honour and give thanks to the Virgin Mary, also known as Mother Mary. … It was believed to be essential for people to return to their home ‘mother’ church to make it a true family honoured occasion.

Whilst the day had a firm following for many centuries since the 16th century, by 1935 it started to decrease in popularity and was celebrated less and less in Europe, until WWII.

Americans [1908], Canadians and antipodeans [1924] celebrated Mother’s Day during the war, feeling a crucial need to give thanks to their mothers whilst away at war.

Only trouble was – they celebrated it sometime later in the year for some strange, arbitrary reason. This music this evening is not all specifically related to Mothers Day but some mothers might like it all the same:

And let’s not forget the poor ‘motherless’ out there, time to crank the tone down to the maudlin and sombre, tissues ready, yeah?

Violins ready, yeah?

Y’all ready, yeah?

Well let’s go:

Pity Clarence Henry’s live youtubes were both ruined in some way but The Band’s cover ain’t bad.

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