Ah, fill the Cup: -- What boots it to repeat How time is slipping underneath our Feet. Unborn TO-MORROW, and dead YESTERDAY, Why fret about them if TO-DAY be sweet?
L. Lehmann sets lines 1-2
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- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, First Edition, no. 37, first published 1859 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in Persian (Farsi) by Hakim Omar Khayyám (c1048 - c1122) [text unavailable]
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- by Liza Lehmann (1862 - 1918), "Ah, fill the Cup: -- What boots it to repeat", 1896 [ tenor ], from In a Persian Garden, no. 19, recitative
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- Also set in Spanish (Español), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Luis Sandi.
Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller
This text was added to the website: 2006-04-08
Line count: 4
Word count: 29