- Duration: 4 minutes
- Soloist(s): Soprano
- Instrumentation: Piano OR Strings
- Published by: Novello
This is the second work from the collection of eight new arrangements of traditional folk songs, written for the soprano Laura Wright and her Number One selling album The Last Rose.
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Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup,
And I’ll not look for wine.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
Doth ask a drink divine;
But might I of Jove’s nectar sup,
I would not change for thine.
I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
Not so much honouring thee
As giving it a hope, that there
It could not withered be.
But thou thereon didst only breathe,
And sent’st it back to me;
Since when it grows, and smells, I swear,
Not of itself, but thee.
Words: Ben Jonson (1572 – 1637)