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Sep 21, 2020 - 8:36:06 AM
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721 posts since 1/30/2019

A very very old Scottish tune. Hope You like it!
Andy


Sep 24, 2020 - 4:58:46 PM

Janna

Uzbekistan

650 posts since 1/5/2007

I love very old and Scottish tunes! Thank you for playing it, it brings me to old Scottish my dream world... Can you share these lyrics, please? In any case, thank you, sounds awesome!

Sep 26, 2020 - 10:55:52 AM

721 posts since 1/30/2019

Hi @janna!
Here are the lyrics. But the first versions are from the 1600s, so as you can imagine there are lots of variations.
I'm currently working up a song from the 1400s (my research only ever extends to Wikipedia and any links in there. I'm no historian of tunes!)
The Parting Glass.
Of all the money that e'er I had
I spent it in good company
And all the harm that e'er I 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.

Of all the friends 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 hour to stay
But since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I'll gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be with you all.

If I had money enough to spend
And leisure time to sit a while,
There is a fair maid in this town,
Who sorely has my heart beguiled.
Her rosy cheeks, and ruby lips
With magic hold heart in thrall.
So fill to me the Parting Glass
Goodnight and joy be with you all.
Goodnight and joy be with you all.

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