Would you know how we meet, Z 290 (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2017-07-18). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 54 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: From The Second Book of the Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).
Title: Would you know how we meet, Z 290
Composer: Henry Purcell
First published: 1685
Original text and translations
Would you know how we meet, o'er our Jolly full Bowls,
As we mingle our Liquors, we mingle our Souls:
The sweet melts the sharp, the kind soothes the Strong,
And nothing but Friendship grows all the night long;
We drink, laugh, and gratify ev'ry desire,
Love only remains our unquenchable Fire.