Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes

Words and Music by :  Ben Jonson
Arranged and adapted by:

Recorded by    
Norman Luboff Choir CL890
Burl Ives BCD15667


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 crave 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 honoring thee 
As giving it a hope that there 
It could not withered be; 
But thou there on did't only breathe 
And scent's back to me, 
Since when it grows and smells, I swear, 
Not of itself, but thee.