Parting Glass

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I was drawn to record this song after falling in love with a recording by The Wailin' Jennys.  Their harmonies are positively delicious.  I went after this song with their sound as inspiration.  I experimented with chords that changed the color of the melodic line, and I sang the song in all the spirit I felt they had.  


Oh all the money that e'er I had, I spent it in good company

And all the harm that e'er I've done, alas, 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 that e'er I've had, they are sorry for my going away

And all the sweethearts that e'er I've had, they would wish me one more day to stay

But since it falls unto my lot that I should rise and you should not

I'll gently rise and I'll softly call good night 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 enthralled

So fill to me the parting glass, good night and joy be with you all


A man may drink and not be drunk, a man may fight and not be slain

A man may court a pretty girl and perhaps be welcomed back again

But since it has so ordered been by a time to rise and a time to fall

Come fill to me the parting glass, good night and joy be with you all



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