Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Time to dig out the Groundhog Day Carols!

Groundhog Day is coming around again; It's celebrated in the U.S. and Canada every February 2nd.

As folks begin to anxiously anticipate an end to the Winter season, it's time to haul out a traditional batch of tunes honoring an often under-appreciated friend of ours.

Whether viewed as folklore's harbinger of Spring or as maligned garden pest, whether as a euphemism for a
triflin' woman (?!?), as merely a handy lyrical device or just plain good eatin', the groundhog stands tall in American song.


- Click here for a
big mess o' Groundhog Day Carols...

(posted for a limited time)

- ... and here's a playlist.
(follow link)

See also:
- Groundhog.Org: The Official Site of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club


Craig D said...

My birthday is February 2 and I am amazed at the number of people who give me a blank stare when I tell them I was born on Groundhog's Day.

For your work to correct this appalling situation, I salute you!

The Wolfmen said...

Doesn't this happen at Gobblers Knob?

The In Crowd said...

Happy Birthday Craig! I predict six more weeks of celebration...

Donna Lethal said...

Craig, do you live in a sunny clime? Ever since I moved to LA, I've noticed that not many people know what groundhog day is. I think it's only celebrated where it snows heavily.

Craig D said...


Born 'n' bred in Buffalo, NY!

And if we don't know about long Winters, then who does?

In Crowd:

Thanks! Now, if I can just avoid that pesky shadow...

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