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Drink to me only with thine eyes

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

 
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

Recordings

Bird Songs at Eventide
CDH55156Composers of World War I
Quilter: Songs
CDA66878
Songs my father taught me
CDA67290

Details

Track 6 on CDA67290 [2'19]
Track 11 on CDH55156 [2'45] Composers of World War I
Track 33 on CDA66878 [2'28]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67290 track 6

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-02-29006
Duration
2'19
Recording date
20 January 2001
Recording venue
Champs Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Songs my father taught me (CDA67290)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: February 2002
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