The Parting Glass lyrics

by Liam Clancy

Oh all the money that e'er I see
I spent it in good company
And all the harm that e'er 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
Good night and joy be with you all

Oh all the comrades that e'er I had
They are sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
They 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

Song Details

Liam Clancy
Liam Clancy

Composer & Lyricist: Traditional

Brief: A traditional Irish song often sung at the end of gatherings with friends. It was also a very popular parting song in Scotland before 'Auld Lang Syne' was written.

Liam Clancy died on the 4th December, 2009, and it was fitting that this song was sung at his graveside by family and friends as they bid their last farewell to one of the greatest Irish folk musicians of all time.

Category: Irish & Scottish Drinking Song

Other Recording Artists: The Dubliners, Ryan's Fancy, The Pogues, Poxy Boggards, Sinead O'Connor, The Tossers, The High Kings, Cara Dillon, Loreena McKennit, Celtic Woman, Ed Sheeran and many others.

Logo The song is featured on the album The Parting Glass (The Very Best of Liam Clancy) - released 16th April, 2015.

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