All hail to the days (Drive the cold winter away)

From about 1600 a carol to “Drive the cold winter away). Well it is getting to be that time of year. Enjoy :-).

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Lyrics: All hail to the days (Drive the cold winter away)

All hail to the days
That merit more praise,
Than all the rest of the year,
And welcome the night,
The double delight,
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 all 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
Who sit by the fire
With friendly desire
Each other in love to greet
All grudges forgot
Our pud in the pot
All sorrows aside they lay
The old and the young
Doth carol his song
To drive the cold winter away.

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

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