Patrick Hawes: Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes (For Solo Soprano And Strings) - Vocal Score
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A British folk-song arrangement, by Patrick Hawes, of Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes by Ben Jonson.
Duration: c. 4 minutes.
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 ask 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.