Sunday, March 16, 2008

St. Patrick's Day

Sung by the Wailin' Jennys

Of all the money that I ere I spent
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
Good night and joy be to you all

Fill to me the parting glass
And drink a health whate'er befalls
Then gently rise and softly call
'Good night and joy be to you all.'

Of all the comrades that e'er I had
They're sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
They'd wish me one more day to stay.

Since it fell into my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I gently rise and softly call
'Good night and joy be to you all.'

But since it fell into my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I gently rise and softly call
'Good night and joy be to you all.'

So fill to me the parting glass
And drink a health whate'er befalls
Then gently rise and softly call
'Good night and joy be to you all.'

~~The Parting Glass

6 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

I love the Wailin' Jennys! And they're Canadian!

Cherie said...

Yay, WC, I done good, eh!

tshsmom said...

I LOVE Irish music! Thanks!
Erin Go Bragh

Cherie said...

I love it love it, too, Tshs.

If you go over to Cassie and Caroline's blogs you will see their favorite Riverdance numbers.

SEAN RECKLESS said...

Better late than never.
Some of my favourite singer-song-writers-musitions come from Canada.
Love the harmony on this. Pure beauty!

Cherie said...

I knew you'd like this, Sean. Quiet Canada, tucked away like a good night's sleep, and yet, there's great talent there. Who knew?