Drive the Cold Winter Away

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This example of "Drive the Cold Winter Away" is performed by the A Chorus of Two from the album Our Cups Runneth Over
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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
Sweet blessings attend each merry man's friend
Each does but the best that he may
Forgetting all wrongs with poems and songs
To drive the cold winter away

Tis ill for the mind to anger incline
To think of small injuries now
If wrath be Jusee, don't lend her thy cheek
Don't let her inhabit thy brow
Cross out of thy books malevolent looks
Both beauty and youth decay
And spend the long night in honest delight
To drive the cold winter away

When the Yule tide comes in like a bride
And holly and ivy clad
Twelve days in the year must mirth and good cheer
In every household is had
The popular guise is then to devise
All manner of holiday play
Both women and men do best that they can
To drive the cold winter away

This time of the year is spent in good cheer
With neighbors who gather to meet
Just sit by the fire with friendly desire
With others in love to greet
All grudges forgot are put in the pot
All sorrows aside they lay
The  old and the young do carol this song
To drive the cold winter away

To drive the cold winter away