Crabbed age and youth (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-23). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 62 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Reformatting of #16752, with corrections noted on discussion page.
- Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2008-04-28). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 55 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1902
Description: English Lyrics Set 5 - No. 3
- A Stray Nymph Of Dian (Julian Sturgis)
- Proud Maisie
- Crabbed age and youth
- Lay a garland on my hearse
- Love and laughter (Arthur Butler)
- A girl to her glass (Julian Sturgis)
- A Welsh lullaby
Original text and translations
Crabbed age and youth cannot live together:
Youth is full of pleasance, age is full of care;
Youth like summer morn, age like winter weather;
Youth like summer brave, age like winter bare.
Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short;
Youth is nimble, age is lame;
Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold;
Youth is wild, and age is tame.
Age, I do abhor thee; youth, I do adore thee;
O, my love, my love is young!
Age, I do defy thee: O, sweet shepherd, hie thee,
For methinks thou stay'st too long.