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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

Recordings
'Bird Songs at Eventide' (CDH55156)
Bird Songs at Eventide
Buy by post £4.40 CDH55156  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I  
'Quilter: Songs' (CDA66878)
Quilter: Songs
Buy by post £10.50 CDA66878 
'Songs my father taught me' (CDA67290)
Songs my father taught me
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67290 
Details
Track 11 on CDH55156 [2'45] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I

Drink to me only with thine eyes
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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Details for CDH55156 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-81811
Duration
2'45
Recording date
8 June 1995
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Bird Songs at Eventide (CDA66818)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: November 1995
    Deletion date: September 2003
    Superseded by CDH55156
  2. Bird Songs at Eventide (CDH55156)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: September 2003
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I
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