What is life and all its pride (Lord Mornington)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-01-10).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 110 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: What is life and all its pride
Composer: Lord Mornington

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description:  From Warren's sixteenth "Collection of Catches, Canons and Glees".

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Original text and translations

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What is life and all its pride,
If love and pleasure be denied?
Snatch me hence ye fates whene'er
The am'rous bliss I cease to share.
O let us crop each fragrant flow'r
While youth and vigour give us pow'r;
For frozen age will soon destroy
The pow'r to give and take a joy.