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The most ancien song is Greek, the oldest surviving complete musical composition, including musical notation, from anywhere in the world known as the Seikilos epitaph. It seems to be either from the 1st or the 2nd century CE.

Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἔστι τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.

"While you live, shine
have no grief at all
life exists only for a short while
and Time demands his due".

Blue Haiku

© 2022 by Laure Gibault

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