Sing we and chant it While love doth grant it. Not long youth lasteth, And old age hasteth. Now is best leisure To take our pleasure. All things invite us Now to delight us. Hence, care, be packing! No mirth be lacking! Let spare no treasure To live in pleasure.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Thomas Morley (1557 - 1602), "Sing we and chant it", published 1595 [vocal quintet], from First Book of Ballets to Five Voices [ sung text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2004-07-25
Line count: 12
Word count: 50