Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

Parting Glass, The

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

A man may drink and not be drunk,
A man may fight and not be slain,
A man may court a pretty girl,
And perhaps be welcome back again.

But since it has so ordered been,
Be a time to rise and a time to fall,
So fill to me the parting glass,
Good night and joy be with you all.

If I had the money for to spend,
I would spend it in good company,
And for all the harm that I have done,
I hope it's pardoned I will be.

What I have done for want of wit
To memory I can't recall,
So fill to me the parting glass,
Good night and joy be with you all.

My dearest dear, the time draws near,
When here no longer I can stay,
There's not a comrade I leave behind,
But it's grieving that I'm going away.

But since it has so ordered been,
What is once past can't be recalled,
Now fill to me the parting glass,
Good night and joy be with you all.

Discography: Len Graham & Joe Holmes: After Dawning

History: Slow, free rhythm
See also #38, #39

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