ANST - Fw: [TY] Drive the Cold Winter Away

Charlene Charette charlene at
Fri Dec 10 09:38:25 PST 1999

I don't know anything about the age of the lyrics, but the tune is used for a
dance with the same title from 1st edition Playford (1651).


Baronman at wrote:

> In a message dated 12/9/99 7:22:10 AM Central Standard Time, cwoulfe at
> writes:
> << Drive the Cold Winter Away
>  Traditional (early 17th century)
>  only slightly out of period
>  All hail to the days that merit more praise
>      than all the rest of the year,
>  And welcome the nights that double delights
>      as well as for the poor as the peer! >>
> STRANGE-  on Loreena McKennitt's CD this is listed as " In Praise Of
> Christmas " and it is said to be a traditional 18th century English song.
>  This makes it way out of period.
>     Loreena McKennitt- To Drive the Cold Winter Away  QRCD102 copywrite 1987
> Baron Bors

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