Come thou Monarch of the Vine, Plumpie Bacchus, with pinke eyne: In thy Fattes our Cares be drown'd, With thy Grapes out haires be Crown'd. Cup us till the world go round, Cup us till the world go round.
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Confirmed with Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. Published according to the True Originall Copies. London. Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount. 1623 (Facsimile from the First Folio Edition, London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly. 1876), page 351 of the Tragedies.
- by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Song", appears in Antony and Cleopatra, Act II, Scene VII [author's text checked 2 times against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Thomas Anderton (1836 - 1903), "Come thou Monarch", 1865 [ vocal trio or ATB chorus a cappella ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Thomas Chilcot , "The words by Shakespeare in Antony & Cleopatra", published  [ high voice, 2 violins, viola, and basso continuo ], from Twelve English Songs, London : Johnson [sung text not yet checked]
- by Frederic Goossen (b. 1927), "Come, thou Monarch", 1956, first performed 1957 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Willoughby Hunter Weiss (1820 - 1867), "Come thou Monarch of the Vine", 1863 [sung text not yet checked]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Ferdinand Mayerhofer von Grünbühel (1798 - 1869) , "Lied", appears in Antonius und Cleopatra ; composed by Franz Peter Schubert.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (François Pierre Guillaume Guizot) , no title
- FRE French (Français) (François-Victor Hugo) , no title
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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-07
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