Fond youth is a bubble (Thomas Tallis)

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  • CPDL #19301:     
Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2009-04-18).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Fond youth is a bubble
Composer: Thomas Tallis

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Fond youth is a bubble blown up with breath
whose wit is weakness, whose wage is death,
whose way is wilderness, whose inn penance;
and stoop gallant age, the host of grievance.