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Thread #139006   Message #3186454
Posted By: Joe Offer
13-Jul-11 - 02:32 AM
Thread Name: ADD: Farewell Party (Bob Gibson & Bob Connelly)
Subject: ADD: Farewell Party (Bob Gibson & Bob Connelly)
Here's my transcription from the Glenn Yarbrough Live at the Troubadour album:

FAREWELL PARTY
(Bob Gibson & Bob Connelly)

Don't want no tears shed for me when I'm gone,
Don't wanna hear you sing no melancholy song,
Don't let your partin' words to become a eulogy ---
Just have your ragtime band to play when you say goodbye to me.

CHORUS:
And keep that whiskey flowin', boys, and raise your glasses high,
I'm pleased to see you're here to say "Farewell" and not "Goodbye."
Keep that whiskey flowin', boys and raise your glasses high
Damn the man that dares to let my farewell party die.

Don't want no organ music bringin' people down,
Don't want no long-faced mourners always hangin' 'round,
Don't want no candles, but let the flowers stay ---
The girls can wear them in their hair when they see me on my way.
CHORUS

Roll the carpet back, my boys, and let the dancin' start,
Sing them good old songs but don't forget my part.
Invite all the girls I've known and make sure they have fun ---
Hug and kiss 'em all like I damn sure would have done.
CHORUS

And keep that whiskey flowin', boys, and raise your glasses high,
I'm pleased to see you're here to say "Farewell" and not "Goodbye."
Keep that whiskey flowin', boys and raise your glasses high
And Damn the man that dares to let my farewell party die.

Don't you dare go and let my farewell party die.

Source: Glenn Yarbrough's Live at the Troubadour album