Cool Gifts - Useful Gear - Hot Garb > Latin Sayings, Quotes, Mottos, Greetings > Viva Fui in Sylvis [16th c. Musical Riddle/Motto]
Can you solve this musical riddle from the 16th century? This historic Latin motto is found on harpsichords, clavichords, virginals, violins and stringed instruments from the 16th & 17 centuries. Favorite gifts for musicians, teachers & music lovers worldwide: T-shirts, posters, mugs & more. "Viva fui in Sylvis, Sum dura occisa securi, Dum vixi tacui, Mortua dulce cano" is Latin for "I was alive in the woods, I was cut down by the hard ax, While living I was silent, Now dead I sweetly sing." Add to your shopping cart for yourself, your friends, family and colleagues.