Arrangement of a traditional English melody to which the 17th century playwright Ben Jonson added the words:
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.
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. [etc]
In this arrangement I have given the tune to each instrument in turn for each verse and added more and more florid
accompaniment as the piece progresses.