16/02/2021     |     Music

the parting glass

“SO FILL TO ME THE PARTING GLASS - AND DRINK A HEALTH WHATE'ER BEFALLS”

Irish string musician Patrick Dexter performs this traditional Scottish/Irish song which dates back to the Seventeenth Century. The origins of "The Parting Glass" can be found in Scotland. A version of the lyrics was known at least as early as 1605 with variations and fragments appearing in various songs down through the centuries. The melody was first collected in 1782.

Of all the money that e'er I had

I have spent it in good company

Oh and all the harm I've ever done

Alas, it was to none but me

And all I've done for want of wit

To memory now I can't recall

So fill to me the parting glass

Good night and joy be to you all