What is life, or worldly pleasure? (William Byrd)
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-10-14). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 68 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: What is life, or worldly pleasure?
Composer: William Byrd
Original text and translations
What is life, or worldly pleasure?
What is wealth or golden treasure?
What is grace or Princes smiling?
What are all in one combinde,
which divided so displease?
Apish toyes, and vaine delights,
mindes unrest, and soules disease.