Drink to me only (Traditional)

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  • (Posted 2022-09-20)  CPDL #70871:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-09-20).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Arranged by Rossetter G Cole (1866 - 1952) for 4-part mixed chorus.
  • (Posted 2015-09-14)  CPDL #36799:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2015-09-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 24 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: This edition is a transcription of the first known appearance of this popular glee in a collection of six glees "Composed by an amateur and most respectfully inscribed to Miss Fisher", London, c.1785. This publication pre-dates by some five years its arrangement published by John Wall Callcott, who is often (but clearly erroneously) credited with its composition. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
  • (Posted 2014-07-01)  CPDL #32375:         
Editor: Johannes Becker (submitted 2014-07-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arranged by Henry Elliot Button. SATB
  • (Posted 2013-06-06)  CPDL #29324:     
Editor: John Reager (submitted 2013-06-06).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 79 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: SAB, Key of F
  • (Posted 2010-04-21)  CPDL #21477:          (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Kayla Campbell (submitted 2010-04-19).   Score information: 19 x 26 cm, 1 page, 123 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arranged for SATB
  • (Posted 2008-07-12)  CPDL #17571:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2008-07-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 23 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: For SSB. From "A select collection of catches, canons and glees, composed, selected and arranged by J.W. Callcott" [London c.1790] British Library Shelfmark D.413.
  • (Posted 2008-07-09)  CPDL #17477:  Network.png
Contributor: David Newman (submitted 2008-07-09).  Score information: Letter, 1 page, 66 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Cross posting by Art Song Central.
  • (Posted 2006-01-15)  CPDL #10746:        (Sibelius 3)
Editor: Philip Legge (submitted 2006-01-15).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Included in the TUMS Busking Book. Score begins on second page, after Alle psallite. Minor revision 28 May 2006 to reduce file size.

General Information

Title: Drink to me only
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional) sometimes attrib. to John Wall Callcott
Lyricist: Ben Jonson (1572 – 1637)

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: SAB, SSB or SATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Drink to me only with thine eyes.