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Winter Songs

Your memories of the season, inspired by music.

Recent Winter Songs

As Tracy Flynn was led out onto the Central Park ice-skating rink, Stevie Wonder's "Ribbon in the Sky" began to play.

February 14, 2012 As Tracy Flynn was led out onto the Central Park skating rink, Stevie Wonder's song began to play.

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Paul Simon.

February 9, 2012 Among the hundreds of songs that remind listeners of winter, one name keeps coming up: Paul Simon.

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A piece by Robert Schumann, the German composer and musician, helped spark Alice and Burt Swersey's relationship 53 years ago.

January 31, 2012 Alice and Burt Swersey say the composer helped pave the way for their five decades of marriage.

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In rural Minnesota, listener Veronica Horton made her own fun by dancing to "Tennessee" Ernie Ford's classic song on an old car.

January 23, 2012 In Minnesota, listener Veronica Horton made her own fun by dancing to Ernie Ford's classic song.

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"It's always hard to tell exactly what [R.E.M.'s] Michael Stipe is singing about," says NPR listener and novelist Thomas Mullen.

January 13, 2012 "Sweetness Follows" helped novelist Thomas Mullen through his family's financial ruin.

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Late 19th century British Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, who was many things, but not actually a lord.

January 16, 2012 The late 19th century British Arctic explorer was many things, but not actually a lord.

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Led Zeppelin reminds one listener of a mother's unconditional love.

December 8, 2011 Last week, we asked listeners to submit their favorite winter songs, and the submissions flooded in.

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Kate Bush's 50 Words For Snow. See also: Hank Snow, Snow, Snow Patrol, Paul Winter, Kid Frost, etc.

December 1, 2011 Must a winter song be cold and depressing? Or can it be like a space heater on a chilly night?

The Mamas and the Papas in England, 1967.

December 1, 2011 For novelist Ann Patchett, moving away from California turned a classic song into a prayer for home.

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