The Parting Glass
Trad. Wailin' Jenny's version - very similar to the arrangement below
Media:parting-glass.pdf - score (arranged by Daisy Abbott)
Midis to help learn:
- Media:parting-glass-tune.mid Tune
- Media:parting-glass-middle.mid Middle harmony
- Media:parting-glass.mid Bottom harmony
Of all the money e'er I had, I spent it in good company. And all the harm e'er I've done, Alas! it was to none but me. And all I've done for want of wit To mem'ry now I can't recall So fill to me the parting glass Good night and joy be with you all.
Chorus: (Some Versions Omit) So fill to me the parting glass And drink a health whate'er befalls Then gently rise and softly call "Good night and joy be to 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, I gently rise and 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 in thrall, Then fill to me the parting glass, Good night and joy be with you all.