Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes (Paul Robeson)

“Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Performer: Paul Robeson.
Lyrics: Ben Jonson.
Tune: John Wall Callcott.


Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss within 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 sip,
I would not change for thine.

I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
Not so much hon’ring thee.
As giving it a hope that there
It could not wither’d be:
But thou thereon didst only breathe
And sent it back to me;
Since when it grows and smells, I swear,
Not of itself but thee.


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