drink to me only with thine eyes lyrics – johnny cash

drink to me only with thine eyes
and i will pledge with mine.
or leave a kiss within the cup
and i’ll not ask for wine.
the thirst that from the soul doth rise
doth ask a drink divine;
but might i of jove’s nectar sip,
i would not change for thine.

i sent thee late a rosy wreath,

not so much hon’ring thee
as giving it a hope that there
it could not withered be;
but thou thereon did’st only breathe,
and sent’st it back to me,
since when it grows and smells, i swear
not of itself, but thee.

*repeat first verse

/ johnny cash lyrics