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Track(s) taken from CDH55156

Drink to me only with thine eyes

composer
traditional air
arranger
Old English Popular Songs, pub. 1921
author of text
The Forest

Robert White (tenor), Stephen Hough (piano)
Recording details: June 1995
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1995
Total duration: 2 minutes 45 seconds

Cover artwork: Poetry by Wiiliam Affleck (1868-1943)
 
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The song ‘Drink to me only’ goes back long before Victorian balladry and must be one of the most famous of all British songs. The words appeared in 1716 in a collection of Ben Jonson’s poems called ‘The Forest’, and its musical setting to an old English air can be traced back at least to around 1780. The present arrangement of that traditional air is by Roger Quilter.

from notes by Andrew Lamb 2002

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