We are happy to offer some special notes on all of the songs on the LIVE CD. Some of the text will be identical to that found on the CD, while there are special comments and further information added--and, of course, lyrics so that you can sing along!. We hope you will enjoy this companion to your CD purchase. There are additional external links to other sites offering lyrics source3s and guitar chords and tabulature for your enjoyment.
The Parting Glass signals the end of a glorious evening with good friends, great craic and fine songs. This song was learned from Clancy Brothers albums many years ago and we use it at the end of an evening...it's a perfect fit.
We've included the middle verse which we rarely sing.
This was originally a poem.
The Parting Glass
Oh, all the money that e're I spent,
I spent it in good company;
And all the harm that e're I've done
Alas, it was to none but m.
And all I've done for want of wit,
Ah, to memory now, I can't recall,
So fill to me a parting glass;
Good night and joy be with you all.
If I had money enough to spend,
And leisure to sit awhile;
There is a fair maid in the town,
That sorely has my heart beguiled.
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips,
I own she has my heart enthralled
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all
Oh all the comrades that e're I had,
Are sorry for my going away;
And all the sweeethearts that e're I had,
They would wish me one more day to stay
But since it falls into my lot,
Ah, that I should rise and you should not;
Oh, I'll gently rise and I'll softly call,
Goodnight and joy be with you all.