Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes

Words & Music:

Traditional Tune/Ben Jonson Poem


Try to get a chance to see how this song is featured in the early Warner Bros. cartoon "I Love To Singa".  It is classic.


C           Dm   C          F         C/G    G7          C

Drink to me only with thine eyes, and I will pledge with mine;

C          Dm       C      F        C/G      G7       C

Or leave a kiss but in the cup, and I'll not look for wine.

C                        Em             Gm6  A7    D7      G7

The thirst that from the soul doth rise doth ask a drink divine;

C           Dm        C7     Fm     C/G       G7         C

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.


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