COMPLETE [WEEKLY POETRY] Drive the Cold Winter Away by Unknown - dl

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Post by KevinS » December 13th, 2020, 5:27 pm

Drive the Cold Winter Away by Unknown.

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A delightful lyric written before ca. 1625. Sometimes erroneously attributed to Tom Durfey (1653-1723) ( KevinS)
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Drive the Cold Winter Away by Unknown, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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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 for the poor as the peer!
Good fortune attend each merry man’s friend,
That doth but the best that he may;
Forgetting old wrongs, with carols and songs,
To drive the cold winter away.

This time of the year is spent in good cheer,
And neighbours together do meet,
To sit by the fire, with friendly desire,
Each other in love do greet;
Old grudges forgot, are put in the pot,
All sorrows aside they lay,
The old and the young doth carol his song,
To drive the cold winter away.

To mask and to mum kind neighbours will come
With wassails of nut-brown ale,
To drink and carouse to all in the house,
As merry as bucks in the dale;
Where cake, bread and cheese is brought for your fees,
To make you the longer stay;
At the fire to warm will do you no harm,
To drive the cold winter away.

When Christmastide comes in like a bride,
With holly and ivy clad,
Twelve days in the year, much mirth and good cheer,
In every household is had;
The country guise is then to devise
Some gambols of Christmas play,
Whereat the young men do best that they can,
To drive the cold winter away.

When white-bearded frost hath threatened his worst,
And fallen from branch and brier,
Then time away calls, from husbandry halls
And from the good countryman’s fire,
Together to go to plough and to sow,
To get us both food and array;
And thus with content the time we have spent
To drive the cold winter away.

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Post by KevinS » December 13th, 2020, 5:32 pm

David's computer is on the blink, so I have stepped in to make, I hope, not too much of a mess of it. The poem is a bit longer than most weekly poems, I suspect, but it's delightful and will prepare you for winter if living in the northern parts of the world. Upload your recordings, I think, to David's usual storage site. That would be the MC 'aradlaw.' I'll DPL and will welcome all your submissions!

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Post by Horner94 » December 13th, 2020, 5:52 pm

Hello,
Here is my contribution:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/drivethecoldwinteraway_anonymous_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 02:28

Many thanks,
Chad

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Post by TriciaG » December 13th, 2020, 5:55 pm

Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

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Post by KevinS » December 13th, 2020, 6:01 pm

TriciaG wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 5:55 pm
The text source doesn't work. Is this it? https://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/drive_the_cold_winter_away.htm

EDIT: Err, never mind. I found it here: https://archive.org/details/gloria00brow/page/62/mode/2up
Oh! Okay!

I was trying to link to the sheet music on the other site. I'm sure this is better. The version to be read, of course, is what we have printed in the instructions.

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Post by TriciaG » December 13th, 2020, 6:04 pm

And I think all is OK. I changed the author from "anonymous" to "unknown" - it's not that the author wished to remain anonymous; it's just that we don't know who it was. 8-)

It should be all set now!
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

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Post by KevinS » December 13th, 2020, 6:04 pm

Horner94 wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Hello,
Here is my contribution:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/drivethecoldwinteraway_anonymous_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 02:28

Many thanks,
Chad
Thank you, Chad. I think this lyric was matched to an Irish tune!

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Post by aradlaw » December 14th, 2020, 7:04 pm

I'm back. :D Thanks for pitching in Kevin, I appreciate that.... Say, would you like to BC this poem. :twisted:
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Post by KevinS » December 14th, 2020, 7:22 pm

aradlaw wrote:
December 14th, 2020, 7:04 pm
I'm back. :D Thanks for pitching in Kevin, I appreciate that.... Say, would you like to BC this poem. :twisted:
I'll be happy to! I hope the poem's length won't scare folks off. It's a darn fun poem!

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Post by silverquill » December 15th, 2020, 10:48 pm

~ Larry

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Post by KevinS » December 16th, 2020, 7:49 am

silverquill wrote:
December 15th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Sure, fun little ditty for the season!


https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/drivethecoldwinteraway_unknown_lcw_128kb.mp3 2:01
Thank you!

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Post by brucek » December 16th, 2020, 9:25 am


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Post by KevinS » December 16th, 2020, 9:31 am

KevinS wrote:
December 16th, 2020, 7:49 am
silverquill wrote:
December 15th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Sure, fun little ditty for the season!


https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/drivethecoldwinteraway_unknown_lcw_128kb.mp3 2:01
Thank you!
Thank you!

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Post by Newgatenovelist » December 16th, 2020, 12:30 pm

Thank you for looking after the weekly poem, Kevin!
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/drivethecoldwinteraway_unknown_el_128kb.mp3
2.44
Erin

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Post by KevinS » December 16th, 2020, 12:43 pm

Newgatenovelist wrote:
December 16th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Thank you for looking after the weekly poem, Kevin!
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/drivethecoldwinteraway_unknown_el_128kb.mp3
2.44
Erin
That you for taking part. (You're a regular, aren't you? It's a bit like stopping in at the public house. People shout out, "Erin, come take a seat!")

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