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Al Stewart: Kim's Corner

July 15

Posted on July 15, 2010
Al references several holidays in his songs that are kind of obscure for US audiences. How many Americans would know, for example, that July 15 is St. Swithin's day, which is mentioned in "House of Clocks"? http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/stswithun.html. Friends in the UK say that it is raining there today, so according to a traditional rhyme it should be cloudy and rainy for another 40 days ... just the proper mood setter for having lost your love.

- Kim Dyer