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Music of the Watebs.              305
2.  " Why should we not this life enjoy ?
It cannot be for long ; It's time enough when pleasures cloy,
To give up mirth and song. Then let us sing and merry be,
And drive dull care awayŚ For who can tell what may occur
Before another day ? Ah ! who can tell what may occur
Before another day ?
3.  " This world they say is a world of woe,
Yet no one wants to leave ; And if grim death his face should show,
We'd beg for a reprieve. Then let us sing and merry be,
And drive dull care away. For who can tell what may occur
Before another day ? Ah ! who can tell what may occur
Before another day ?"
The Taza b-Taza is one of the most popular songs sung by the Indian boatmen, although it is of Persian origin, written by the poet Hafiz, and will be found in the Goolistan " Rose Garden."
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