Mudcat Café message #3995246 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12986   Message #3995246
Posted By: GUEST,Ramseyman
04-Jun-19 - 03:36 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
Subject: Origins: Drink to Me Only withy Thine Eyes
I'm interested in finding out something about how this 17th century poem got paired up with the music we know. Apparently we can't be exactly sure what happened, but I would like to find out a little more information than the garble they have on Wikipedia. One theory is that it was already an existing folk tune in 1616. Does anybody know of one? And why am seeing the date 1770, when there's no mention of a person or situation associated with that time period? I submit as always to the wisdom of the assembled wizards.