Life is a swift, deep river. Flowing ever towards the sea. Far flung on its foaming bosom ride the souls of you and me. Full swift the dead by current, Faint not for want of breath But come! Let us be merry Drink! For Tomorrow, death!
- by Karl Flaster (1905 - 1965) [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 Vittorio Giannini (1903 - 1966), "Life", published 1995 [ high voice and piano ], Wachovia Charitable Funds Management [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]
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