Drink to me only with thine eyes. to me only with thine Ben Jonson (1572 2019-02-22

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drink to me only with thine eyes

This seems unlikely since Jonson's poem was to an entirely different melody in 1756 by Elizabeth Turner. Also, in the biographies that I read about him, there was never a mention of anyone named Celia. This makes sense due to the fact that the speaker is talking with such warmth and the woman could be a very warm person as well. Drink to me only with thine eyes And I will pledge with mine. 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. Jove is another name for the Greek god Zeus or Jupiter to the Romans , the king of gods who live on Mount Olympus.


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Song: to Celia [“Drink to me only with thine eyes”] by Ben Jonson

drink to me only with thine eyes

Vocal melody, lyrics and piano accompaniment. The second stanza begins with the man sending the woman flowers. 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. At the suggestion of a clarinet quintet leader I have expanded my original arrangement of Drink to me Only to include an alto clarinet as a fifth member. The thirst that from the soul doth rise 5 Doth ask a drink divine But might I of Jove's nectar sup, I would not change for thine. The sound sample is an electronic preview. The pdf file contains score and parts.

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Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

drink to me only with thine eyes

It was written in 1616, and set to music at some point later. Source: Author: Ben JonsonJonson, Benjamin, commonly known as Ben Jonson, the son of a clergyman, was born at Westminster in 1573, and educated at Westminster School, and St. The pdf contains score and parts. It is two stanzas long with eight lines in each stanza. As before, each instrument gets a turn to play the tune, and the fourth instrument leads as a solo. The first stanza is saying that the woman who is being spoken to is told that she should acknowledge him with her eyes rather than a drink and he would do the same to her. A version of the song was recorded privately by Cash at his home and released posthumously on the album.

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Song: To Celia Full Text

drink to me only with thine eyes

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! Vocal melody, lyrics and piano accompaniment. 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. His Works have been edited by Gifford, and more recently by…. He died in London, Aug. Have a play with it and see what works for you. 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 thereon didst only breathe And sent’st it back to me; Since when it grows, and smells, I swear, Not of itself but thee! · · Bliss Carman, et al.

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Which four lines or sets of lines in the poem are examples of sensory imagery? Song: To Celia >

drink to me only with thine eyes

Thank you for doing this. The poem has a warm tone to it and it makes it so that the reader can feel the admiration that the speaker has towards this woman. It has remained alive and popular for over three hundred years, and it is safe to say that no other work by Jonson is so well known. 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. Since this therefore results in 5 verses, I decided to transpose the last verse up a tone following the fashion of many pop songs! 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. This proves how much he loves her since he can only smell her on the flowers.

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Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes

drink to me only with thine eyes

G The thirst that from the soul doth rise, Em Am D7 Doth crave a drink divine; G C G D7 But might I of Jove's nectar sup, G C G D7 G I would not change for thine. This could mean that maybe they are not together, but she wanted to show him that their love would not die. For example, instead of the D7 at the end of the first, third and seventh lines of each verse, you may like to play an A minor chord. In , says that this song was one of the first that he ever sang at a public engagement — at when a high school junior. I sent thee late a rosy wreath, Not so much hon'ring thee As giving it a hope that there It could not withered be; But thou thereon did'st 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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Song: To Celia Full Text

drink to me only with thine eyes

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes To Celia - Chords, Lyrics and Origins Origins Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes' lyrics are by the English Playwright and poet,. It is not extremely clear whether or not the woman loves the man as he loves her, but when I looked into the poem, I thought it was very possible that she did love him. The pdf file contains score and parts. For Recitals, Concerts and Contests. I sent thee late a rosy wreath, Not so much honoring thee As giving it a hope, that there It could not withered be. Since this therefore results in 5 verses, I decided to transpose the last verse up a tone following the fashion of many pop songs! The pdf contains score and parts. I sent thee late a rosy wreath, Not so much honoring thee, 10 As giving hope that there It could not withered be But thou thereto didst only breathe And sent it back to me; Since when it grows and smells, I swear, 15 Not of itself, but thee.

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Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

drink to me only with thine eyes

He wants her love and he wants it more than anything else. Johnny Cash gives the song a country treatment. It is given in his Underwoods in the 2nd vol. In a brief notice J. So, his thirst is not literal, it is what his soul wants. Dovaston, in The Monthly Magazine 1815, 123f.

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Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes sheet music for Piano

drink to me only with thine eyes

Shakespeare had a character names Celia in his play As You Like it, so it could have been a popular name. The sound sample is an electronic preview. With poetry, every word counts. Lyrics 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. Ben Jonson is a famous playwright, poet, and actor who was born in London in 1572. Because of the title, we're guessing she's named Celia. The next lines tell that the woman sent the flowers back to him after breathing on them, but now the flowers grow and never die.

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