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You are young, and I am older

Language: English

You are young, and I am older;
    You are hopeful, I am not --
Enjoy life, ere it grow colder --
    Pluck the roses ere they rot.

Teach your beau to heed the lay --
    That sunshine soon is lost in shade --
That now's as good as any day --
    To take thee, Rosa, ere she fade.


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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2009-03-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:09
Line count: 8
Word count: 53

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