Drive Dull Care Away

DESCRIPTION: "Oh why should we at our lot complain or grieve at our distress? ... while we're here with our friends so dear we'll drive dull care away." Be satisfied with your state, "have a contented mind," and "make the best of life"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Ives-DriveDullCareAway-PrinceEdwardIsland)
KEYWORDS: nonballad friend
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Ives-DriveDullCareAway-PrinceEdwardIsland, pp. 81-82, 244, "Drive Dull Care Away" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-21FolksongsFromPrinceEdwardIsland, pp. 46-48,79, "Drive Dull Care Away" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #13988
Charles Gorman, "Drive Dull Care Away" (on MREIves01)
NOTES [40 words]: Ives-DriveDullCareAway-PrinceEdwardIsland reproduces a note seeming to push the earliest date at least to 1775.
Ives-DriveDullCareAway-PrinceEdwardIsland and Ives-21FolksongsFromPrinceEdwardIsland are the same August 18, 1958 performance. - BS
Last updated in version 3.5
File: IvDC081

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