Dan Phillips Lived a Golden Life

Music: Pavanne for Shawm Band.
Sequenced by Curtis Clark at The Internet Renaissance Band.

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Dan Phillips lived a golden life. His years
Were rich as anyone's, though he died young.
No one lived more, though he did not live long.
His life was large enough to hold our tears.
He had a smile you'd see a mile away.
He took to life like a kid in a candy store.
He was the best of us, and something more,
But he ran out of luck and died one day.
What difference does it make when we are gone
How long we live, or when, like Dan, we fall,
As if life were a mountain we must climb?
Each moment is eternity, sublime
And perfect, like the memory of a song
We know so well one note contains it all.

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