Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

Parting Glass, The

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

Oh, all the money that e'er I had, I spent it in good company
And all the harm that e'er I did, alas it was to none but me
And all I've done for want of wit, to mem'ry now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass, good night 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 the town, that sorely has my heart beguiled
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips, I own she has my heart enthralled
So fill to me the parting glass, good night 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 e'er 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 I'll softly call, good night and joy be with you all

History: See also #38, #152
The melody comes from the Scottish (?) tune "The Peacock", versions
of which are played in Ireland as "The Peacock's Feather", hornpipe#20

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