Parting Glass, The

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  • Teideal (Title): Parting Glass, The.
  • Uimhir Chatalóige Ollscoil Washington (University of Washington Catalogue Number): 844004.
  • Uimhir Chnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann (National Folklore of Ireland Number): none.
  • Uimhir Roud (Roud Number): 3004.
  • Uimhir Laws (Laws Number): none.
  • Uimhir Child (Child Number): none.
  • Cnuasach (Collection): Joe Heaney Collection, University of Washington, Seattle.
  • Teanga na Croímhíre (Core-Item Language): English.
  • Catagóir (Category): song.
  • Ainm an té a thug (Name of Informant): Joe Heaney.
  • Ainm an té a thóg (Name of Collector): Susan Auerbach.
  • Dáta an taifeadta (Recording Date): 1982.
  • Suíomh an taifeadta (Recording Location): University of Washington, United States of America.
  • Ocáid an taifeadta (Recording Occasion): private lesson.
  • Daoine eile a bhí i láthair (Others present): unavailable.
  • Stádas chóipcheart an taifeadta (Recording copyright status): unavailable.

Of all the money e’er I had
I spent it in good company
And all the harm that e’er I’ve done
At last it was to none but me;
And all I’ve done for want of wit
To memory now I can’t recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all.

Oh! All the comrades e’er I had
They’re sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts e’er I had
They’d wish me one more day to stay;
But since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
Gently rise, and softly call
Goodnight and joy be with you all.

If I had money enough to spend
And leisure time to sit awhile
There is a fair maid in this town
That sorely has my heart beguiled;
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips
I own she has my heart in thrall
Then fill to me the parting glass
Goodnight and joy be with you all.