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THE PARTING GLASS

(trad./Pat Clancy)


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Lyrics and tune source for Bob Dylan's "Restless Farewell," recorded Oct 31, 1963 and released on "The Times They Are A-Changin.'"

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ORIGINAL LYRICS
as reprinted in Joy Graeme (ed.), The Irish Songbook, New York 1979, pp. 182-183.


Oh, all the money that e'er I spent,
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 mem'ry 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,
Are sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
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 softly call,
"Good night, and joy be with you all."


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