#02438
The Parting Glass (Ryan's Fancy) videos
See also: Parting Glass (Kenneth Peacock)
And also: Parting Glass (Fine Crowd)
#644: YouTube video by quickaccent2006
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

Of all the money that e'er I had,
I spent it in good company,
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,
Goodnight and joy be with you all.

Of all the comrades e'er I had,
They are sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts e'er I had,
They'd wish me one more night to stay;
But since it falls unto my lot,
That I should rise and you should not,
I gently rise and softly call,
Goodnight 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 this town,
That sorely has my heart beguiled;
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips,
I own she has my heart enthralled,
Then fill to me the parting glass,
Goodnight and joy be with you all.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a 19th-century British broadside ballad, The Parting Glass, published by J F Nugent & Co (Dublin) sometime between 1850 and 1899, and archived at the Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads, shelfmark: 2806 c.15(13) ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Irish Love Songs, trk#12, 1982, Boot Records, Mississauga, Ontario).

See more songs by Ryan's Fancy.

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

A variant was also recorded as Parting Glass by Fine Crowd (Poverty's Arse, 1995).


See more songs by Fine Crowd.

The video below features an excellent acapella performance of a variant by Stephen Rowe of Hearts Content and Gander, NL.

#1826: YouTube video by bodhrannf
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

The video below features a performance of a variant by the cast of the 32nd New York Renaissance Faire in 2009.

#830: YouTube video by Kinravip
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~


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