Parting Glass, The

Conductor Notes:

SSA a cappella. A lovely homophonic and simple setting of this folk song. Effective for a trio of soloists or a choir. Purchase on the Wailin’ Jennys website the right to make the number of copies you need.

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Text:

Oh all the money that ere I had, I spent it in good company.

And all the harm that ere 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. Goodnight and joy be with you all.

O all the comrades that ere I had, are sorry for my going away,

And all the sweethearts that ere I had , 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, “Goodnight and joy be with you all!”