Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday Song #12: "The Parting Glass", by Ed Sheeran

Of all the money that e'er I had,
I've spent it in good company.
And all the harm that e'er I've 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 with you all!

Of all the comrades that e'er I had,
They are sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
They would wish me one more day to stay.
But since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I'll gently rise and I'll softly call,
Good night and joy be with you all!

A man may drink and not be drunk;
A man may fight and not be slain;
A man may court a pretty girl,
And perhaps be welcomed back again.
But since it has so ought to be,
By a time to rise and a time to fall
Come fill to me the parting glass,
Good night and joy be with you all!
Good night and joy be with you all!