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To Shorten Winter's Sadness (Thomas Weelkes)
Dec 24, 2020
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"Tradition means giving a vote to most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the...

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To shorten winter's sadness See where the nymphs with gladness Disguised all are coming, Right wantonly a mumming.

Whilst youthful sports are lasting, To feasting turn our fasting; With revels and with wassails Make grief and care our vasals.

For youth it well beseemeth That pleasure he esteemeth; And sullen age is hated That mirth would have abated.

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  • This song isn't Sad at all. Ominous tone, almost like someone is about to die and they are celebrating it.

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