The Parting Glass

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Of 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;
Goodnight, and joy be with you all.

Of all the comrades that e'er I had,
They are sorry for my going away.
And all the sweethearts that ere 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'll gently rise and softly call,
Goodnight, 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,
Who sorely has my heart beguiled.
Her rosey cheeks and ruby lips,
I alone she has my heart in thrall.
So fill to me the parting glass,
Goodnight, and joy be with you all.

The Parting Glass (unreleased cover)
Written bytraditional
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters (2002)
Ceiliúradh ensemble (2014)

First known performance:
October 17, 2002, Chicago, IL - in honor of Derek Bell who had died that day
Last known performance:
April 10, 2014, London, England
     (2 known performances)


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
 The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem  1959 Come Fill Your Glass With Us
 The Dubliners  1968 Drinkin' And Courtin'
The Pogues  1985 Dirty Old Town  12-inch single and on Rum, Sodomy & The Lash  2004 reissue
The Voice Squad  1991 Bringing It All Back Homesoundtrack
 Liam Ó Maonlaí  1998 Waking Ned Devine soundtrack
 Steeleye Span  1999 Horkstow Grange
 Sinéad O'Connor  2002 Sean-Nós Nua

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