|British troops evacuating Dunkirk's beaches|
Derek made his theme June, this being the first DFC session of the month. His first was The Three O'Donnells ("As I roved out one morning, was in the month of June"). Mike followed up with Thousands or More (Roud 1220).
Simon, having noticed that Jean Ritchie died earlier in the week, sang his version of her The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore, based on the singing of Michelle Shocked.
Colin noted that it was the 75th anniversary of the end of Operation Dynamo, which saw a flotilla of "little ships" evacuate British and French soldiers from Dunkirk. To mark the occasion he put the poem, The Little Boats Of England to music.
Chris had, for the first time, brought along her guitar and acquitted herself well in performing Vincent (Don McLean). Roger's first of the evening was I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (Thomas P Westendorf).
Roger went on to mark the 71st anniversary of D-Day by singing Lily Marlene (music Norbert Schultze, English words Tommie Connor) and asking Simon if he would sing The D-Day Dodgers (Lance-Sergeant Harry Pynn, Roud 10499) to the same tune, which he later did.
Derek sang The Bonny Bunch Of Roses (Roud 664, Laws J5), which tells of the rise and fall of Napoleon, and caused Simon to respond with a simplified version of the same story in Boney Was A Warrior.
"The workers" were upheld this week by Mike, singing Banks of Marble (Les Rice) which was made famous by Pete Seeger, and by Colin with Song Of The Leaders (Brian Pearson), about the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.
The evening was finished off by Derek, who sang his Great Yarmouth version of Blow The Man Down (Roud 2624).
Here's a selection of these and other songs sung during this session.
(Number of people present - 8, of which 6 performed)