The Macedon Youth, Z 276 (Henry Purcell)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-12)  CPDL #45421:       
Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-12).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: From The Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).

General Information

Title: The Macedon Youth, Z 276
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: 4 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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The Macedon Youth
Left behind him this truth:
That Nothing was done with much thinking;
He drank and he fought,
And he got what he sought,
And the World was his own by fair drinking.

He wash'd his great Soul
In a plentiful Bowl,
He cast away Trouble and Sorrow;
His Mind did not run
Of what was to be done,
For he thought of today, not tomorrow.