The Macedon Youth, Z 276 (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-12). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: From The Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).
Title: The Macedon Youth, Z 276
Composer: Henry Purcell
Published: c. 1700
Original text and translations
The Macedon Youth
Left behind him this truth:
That Nothing was done with much thinking;
He drank and he fought,
And he got what he sought,
And the World was his own by fair drinking.
He wash'd his great Soul
In a plentiful Bowl,
He cast away Trouble and Sorrow;
His Mind did not run
Of what was to be done,
For he thought of today, not tomorrow.