The Parting Glass (Irish)





"The Parting Glass" by Shaun Davey, as found on the Waking Ned Devine soundtrack. Includes the poem Forever In Your Debt by Kirk Jones, and vocals by Liam O'Maonlai. "Forever In Your Debt” 

With thanks to those who blew the wind, And those who sailed the ship, We sailed it tight against the tide, And I shall be forever in your debt. 

 All the money that e'er I had I spent it in good company And all the harm I've ever 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 to you all! 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! Of all the comrades that e'er I had They're sorry for my going away And all the sweethearts that e'er I had They'd wish me one more day to stay. 

 Since it fell into my lot that I should rise,and you should not I'll gently rise and softly call Good night and joy be to you all! But since it fell into my lot That I should rise and you should not I'll gently rise and softly call Good night and joy be to you all! 

 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!

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