The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169212   Message #4111926
Posted By: Felipa
30-Jun-21 - 04:33 PM
Thread Name: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
Subject: RE: Songs from the Mudcat Worldwide Singaround
"Comments and corrections always welcome."

I sang Out of the Window at the 21-22 June 2021 session. I did sing the version which is in the DT under the title Our Wedding Day. It is not the same song as, is not "aka", "She Moved through the Fair". The songs have some relation, much discussed in a thread on Mudcat*. But Pádraic Colum just used one verse of Out of the Window in "She Moved through the Fair". *

Joe Offer sang the song described as "Here's to You" at this week's song circle. According to the DT, the song by the late Alan Bell is entitled When First We Met. "Here's to you," makes me think of Tom Paxton's "Ramblin' Boy". Most recordings do refer to the song as "So Here's to You".

I've also heard "When First We Met" aka "So Here's to You" called "The Parting Glass"; and that could so easily be confused by a popular song of the same name ("Of all the money that e'er I spent I've spent it in good company ..."

I thought it worth clarifying just which parting song Joe sang.

So here's to you, and our time together.
I will share with you a parting glass,
And bid adieu with some smile and laughter,
Our time apart will be short, and pass.

There was actually at least one other song sung after Joe's official close, but I don't remember what song it was.