What is a youth? impetuous fire; what is a maid? ice and desire; the world wags on. A rose will bloom, it then will fade; so does a youth, so does a fairest maid; Comes a time when one sweet smile, has its season for awhile; then loves in love with me; [ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/love-theme-from-romeo-and-juliet-lyrics-henry-mancini.html ] some may think only to marry, other will tease and tarry, mine is the very best parry; Cupid he rules us all. Caper the caper; sing me the song, death will come soon to hush us along; sweeter than honey as bitter as gall, love is the pasttime that will never pall, sweeter than honey as bitter as gall; Cupid he rules us all. repeat: A rose will bloom; it then will fade so does a youth; so does the fairest maid.