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Sheet Music: Drive the Cold Winter Away

TitleDrive the Cold Winter Away
Alternate titlesIn Praise Of Christmas
All Hail To The Days
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
RangeD4–F5
Time signature6/8
Tempo48 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-01-23
Last updated2011-01-23
CategoriesBallads, Christmas carols, Dance tunes, Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Sunday 23 January 2011

Tune of the Day: Drive the Cold Winter Away

Traditional English tune

This early-17th-century ballad can be found in all editions of John Playford's The English Dancing Master, from 1651 to 1728. There the tune is a lively jig to accompany a three-part longways dance.