Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes

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Traditional Music
Lyrics by Ben Jonson

VERSE 1

D           A7   D          Em        D      A7          D 
Drink to me only with thine eyes, and I will pledge with mine,

           A7       D      Em       D        A7      D 
Or leave a kiss within the cup, and I'll not ask for wine;

                                              G     D       A7 
The thirst that from the soul doth rise, doth ask a drink divine,

D           A7        D      Em     D         A7         D 
But might I of Jove's nectar sip, I would not change for thine.

VERSE 2

D            A7     D    Em          D       A7       D 
I  sent thee late a rosy wreath, not so much hon'ring thee,

          A7   D         Em       D         A7       D 
As giving it a hope that there it could not withered be;

                                         G          D       A7 
But thou thereon didst only breathe, and sent'st it back to me,

D             A7        D         Em         D    A7       D 
Since when it grows and smells, I swear, not of itself but thee.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A7 D Major E Minor G Major
Guitar A7 D Major E Minor G Major
Mandolin A7 D Major E Minor G Major
Piano A7 D Major E Minor G Major
Ukulele A7 D Major E Minor G Major