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 as it has so ordered been,
What is once past can't be recalled,
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
If I had the money for to spend,
I'd spend it in good company,
And all the harm that I have done,
I hope it's pardoned I will be.
History: Slow, free rhythm
See also #152, #39