Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Parting Glass, The

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See also song #38, song #152, hornpipe #20

From file hnsong0.abc Get ABC for this tune
X:39
T:Parting Glass, The
R:song
H:See also #38, #152
H:The melody comes from the Scottish (?) tune "The Peacock", versions
H:of which are played in Ireland as "The Peacock's Feather", hornpipe#20
Z:id:hn-song-39
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=140
K:Em
(BA) | G2 E2 EE (DE) | G2 G2 A2 (GA) | B2 (Bc) (BA) (GA) | B2 D2 D2
(BA) | G2 E2 E2 (DE) | G2 G2 A2 (GA) | B2 e2 (dB) (AB) | G2 E2 E2 ||
B2 | (dB) (de) d3 e | (dB) (de) d2 (AB) | c2 (cB) A2 GA | B2 D2 D2 (BA) |
G2 E2 E2 (DE) | G2 G2 A2 (GA) | B2 e2 (dB) (AB) | G2 E2 E2 ||
W:Oh, all the money that e'er I had, I spent it in good company
W:And all the harm that e'er I did, alas it was to none but me
W:And all I've done for want of wit, to mem'ry now I can't recall
W:So fill to me the parting glass, good night and joy be with you all
W:
W:If I had money enough to spend, and leisure time to sit awhile
W:There is a fair maid in the town, that sorely has my heart beguiled
W:Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips, I own she has my heart enthralled
W:So fill to me the parting glass, good night and joy be with you all
W:
W:Of all the comrades that e'er I had, they are sorry for my going away
W:And all the sweethearts that e'er I had, they'd wish me one more day to stay
W:But since it falls unto my lot, that I should rise and you should not
W:I'll gently rise and I'll softly call, good night and joy be with you all


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