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THE PARTING GLASS

Oh, all the money that eer I spent,
I spent it in good company,
And all the harm that eer Ive done,
Alas, it was to none but me!
And all Ive done for want of wit,
To memory now I cant recall,
So fill to me the parting glass.
Good night, and joy be with you all.

Oh, all the comrades that eer I had,
Theyre sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts that eer 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,
Ill gently rise and softly call,
Good night, and joy be with you all.

Traditional Irish



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