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Thread #167187   Message #4029048
Posted By: keberoxu
19-Jan-20 - 11:50 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Angler's Song (Izaak Walton)
Subject: Angler's Song (Izaak Walton - Henry Lawes)
First heard this song, myself, from the live and in concert recording
by Marais and Miranda.
Josef Marais took this as a solo,
accompanying himself on guitar.


Words by Izaak Walton
Music by Henry Lawes

Man's life is but vain,
For 'tis subject to pain
And sorrow, and short as a Bubble;
'Tis a Hodg Podg of Businesse,
And money and care,
And care and money, and trouble.

But we'll take no care,
While the weather proves fair,
Nor will we vex now though it Rain;
We'll banish all sorrow
And sing till tomorrow,
And angle and angle again.

-- first published in 1669.
1898 edition edited by Arnold Dolmetsch for Boosey and Co., from
Select English Songs and Dialogues of the 16th and 17th Centuries, Book I, London, England.