Strange were the life (Thomas Bateson)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-07). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 70 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Strange were the life
Composer: Thomas Bateson
Original text and translations
Strange were the life that ev’ry man would like,
More strange the state that should dislike each one;
Rare were the gem that every one would seek,
And little worth that all would let alone.
Sweet were the meat that every one would choose,
And sour the sauce that all men would refuse.