#00638
Parting Glass (Fine Crowd) videos
See also: The Parting Glass (Collected by Peacock)
And also: The Parting Glass (Ryan's Fancy)
#2472: YouTube video by MinistryofStabbing
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

Kind friends and companions, come join me in rhyme,
Come lift up your voices in chorus with mine;
Come lift up your voices all grieve to refrain,
For we may or might never all meet here again.

So here's a health to your company, and one to my lass,
Let's drink and be merry all out of one glass;
Let's drink and be merry all grieve to refrain,
For we may or might never all meet here again.

Here's a health to the wee lass that I love so well,
For style and for beauty there's none can excel;
There's a smile in the heart of comfort when she sits upon my knee,
There's no man in this wide world as happy as me.

So here's a health to your company, and one to my lass,
Let's drink and be merry all out of one glass;
Let's drink and be merry all grieve to refrain,
For we may or might never all meet here again.

Our ship lies at anchor, she's ready to dock,
I wish her a safe bondage without any shock;
And if ever I should need you, by land or by sea,
I will always remember your kindness to me.

So here's a health to your company, and one to my lass,
Let's drink and be merry all out of one glass;
Let's drink and be merry all grieve to refrain,
For we may or might never all meet here again.
For we may or might never all meet here again.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a traditional pub song ....####
The video above was arranged and recorded by Fine Crowd (Poverty's Arse, trk#16, 1995, produced and engineered at Piperstock Productions, Torbay, NL, by Dermot O'Reilly).

See more songs by Fine Crowd.

The variant in the video below is from a performance by The Pints with footage by WYOU community television in Madison, Wisconsin.

#365: YouTube video from byray
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

A variant was collected by Kenneth Peacock in 1952 from Peter Donahue [1892-1961] of Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo, NL, and published as The Parting Glass in Songs Of The Newfoundland Outports, Volume 2, pp.573-574, by The National Museum Of Canada (1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved.


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