Fond youth is a bubble (Thomas Tallis)
- Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2009-04-18). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 97 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Title: Fond youth is a bubble
Composer: Thomas Tallis
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Secular, Partsong
Instruments: A cappella
Original text and translations
Fond youth is a bubble blown up with breath
whose wit is weakness, whose wage is death,
whose way is wilderness, whose inn penance;
and stoop gallant age, the host of grievance.