A Parting Glass

A Parting Glass.

Oh all the money that e’er I had
I have spent it in good company
And all the harm I’ve ever done
Alas, it was done most to 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

If I had money enough to spend
And leisure time to feast a while
There is a maiden in this land
That sorely has my heart beguiled
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips
Most surely have my heart in thrall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

Oh, all the comrades that e’er I had
Are sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e’er I loved
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

So, drink a health whate’er befalls
Then gently rise and softly call
And fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be to you all
And drink a health whate’er befalls
Then gently rise and softly call
And fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

Trad. Arr.

 

Author: Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.

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