Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“The Parting Glass”

Traditional, arranged by Sinéad O'Connor/Dónal Lunny/Alan Branch/Cora Venus Lunny/Kieran Kiely

(Source: Sean-Nós Nua)

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Sean-Nós Nua album


(Source: Sean-Nós Nua)

Of all the money e'ever I had,
I spent it in good company.
And all the harm I've ever done,
Alas, it was to none but me.
And all that I've done for want of wit,
To memory now I can't recall.
So fill to me the parting glass,
Goodnight, and joy be to you all.
Oh, if I had only 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,
I own she has my heart enthralled,
So fill to me the parting glass,
Goodnight, and joy be to you all.
Of all the comrades e'er I had,
They're sorry for my going away.
And all the sweethearts e'er I had,
They would wish me one more day to stay.
But since it falls into my lot
That I should rise and you should not,
I'll gently rise and softly call,
"Goodnight, and joy be to you all.
Goodnight, and joy be to you all."


Liner notes

A metaphor for life's bittersweet leave takings, this song is a traditional closing anthem. It is well known in both Ireland and Scotland. Before 'Auld Lang Syne,' it was the most popular parting song in Scotland.

Sinéad O'Connor (Source: Sean-Nós Nua)


(Source: Sean-Nós Nua)

Sinéad O'Connor vocals
Abdullah Chhadeh quanun
Nick Coplowe Hammond
Cora Venus Lunny viola
Dónal Lunny acoustic guitar , bouzouki , keyboard , bodhrán , bodhrán bass
Kieran Kelly whistle
Skip McDonald electric guitar
Rob Ó Géibheannaigh flute , strings , piano
Carlton "Bubblers" Ogilvie drums , bass , piano
Bernard O'Neill acoustic bass
Professor Stretch drum programming , bass programming
Sharon Shannon accordion
Steve Wickham fiddle , mandolin , banjo

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