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PARTING GLASS
WHEN FIRST WE MET


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GUEST,mollymal 19 Nov 14 - 05:10 PM
Steve Gardham 19 Nov 14 - 05:17 PM
GUEST,mollymal 19 Nov 14 - 05:43 PM
Steve Gardham 19 Nov 14 - 05:48 PM
RobbieWilson 19 Nov 14 - 06:08 PM
GUEST, topsie 19 Nov 14 - 06:40 PM
Dennis the Elder 19 Nov 14 - 07:04 PM
Leadfingers 19 Nov 14 - 07:11 PM
Joe Offer 20 Nov 14 - 02:05 AM
Dave Hanson 20 Nov 14 - 03:13 AM
GUEST,mollymal 20 Nov 14 - 03:40 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 20 Nov 14 - 03:40 AM
Herga Kitty 20 Nov 14 - 04:20 AM
Vixen 20 Nov 14 - 12:37 PM
Tug the Cox 20 Nov 14 - 06:20 PM
Joe_F 20 Nov 14 - 08:28 PM
GUEST,John from Kemsing 21 Nov 14 - 09:19 AM
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Subject: Parting songs
From: GUEST,mollymal
Date: 19 Nov 14 - 05:10 PM

Apologies if this thread already exists but I couldn't find it if it does.
What are your favourite songs for rounding off a good session - obvious ones included because they're not obvoous to all ?


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 19 Nov 14 - 05:17 PM

Various 'Rolling Home' songs. 'Wild Mountain Thyme', 'Now is the Hour'. 'Merrily we roll along/Goodnight Ladies'. I seem to remember there is a thread somewhere that covers this.


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: GUEST,mollymal
Date: 19 Nov 14 - 05:43 PM

ta for those.Wild mountain thyme is very popular as a last song but I often wonder why because it doesn't really seem to be about leaving   our going home. Come to think of it Ive never really understood why the chorus keeps asking her if she"ll go?!


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 19 Nov 14 - 05:48 PM

It's just a good song that seems to have become a standard for rounding off an evening/festival. Plenty of audience participation/harmonies etc. Will you go with us to the mountains to pluck the heather?


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 19 Nov 14 - 06:08 PM

It's because when he got back to Ireland from Glasgow Jimmy McPeake couldn't remember the words to Braes O' Balquidder and made up some of his own

Incidentally here is a link   old thread( one of many)


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 19 Nov 14 - 06:40 PM

A certain (no longer current) morris side would end their Sunday night sessions with a singularly depressing rendering of 'On a Monday Morning':

ON A MONDAY MORNING
(Cyril Tawny)

Too soon to be out of me bed,
Too soon to be back to this bus queue caper,
Fumbling for change for me picture paper,
On a Monday morning.

Oh, where has the weekend gone?
Oh, where are the wine and the beer I tasted?
Gone the same way as the pay I wasted,
On a Monday morning.

If only the birds were booze,
If only the sun was a party giver,
If I could just give someone else me liver,
On a Monday morning.

My lover she lies asleep,
My lover is warm, and her heart is mellow,
I'd give the whole world just to share her pillow,
On a Monday morning.


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 19 Nov 14 - 07:04 PM

Parting glass, I like George Donaldsons version


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 19 Nov 14 - 07:11 PM

Show me the Way to Go Home Straight , then 'posh' (Indicate the way etc) , then Gibberish ( Go me the way to show home etc)


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Subject: ADD: Parting Friends (Sacred Harp)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Nov 14 - 02:05 AM

One of the nicest Sacred Harp parting songs is this:

PARTING FRIENDS

Farewell, my friends, I'm bound for Canaan,
I'm trav'ling through the wilderness;
Your company has been delightful,
You, who doth leave my mind distressed.*
I go away, behind to leave you,
Perhaps never to meet again,
But if we never have the pleasure,
I hope we'll meet on Canaan's land.

(*alt: You do not leave my mind distressed)

267 in the 1991 Sacred Harp book

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIWR5nEXMUI


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 20 Nov 14 - 03:13 AM

The traditional Irish song ' The Parting Glass ' is top of my list.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: GUEST,mollymal
Date: 20 Nov 14 - 03:40 AM

thanks. This is great.and ta for titbits about mountain thyme.Ilove parting glass as long as it's not turned into a hymn.Cyril Tawney's song looks promising.


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 20 Nov 14 - 03:40 AM

For me there's two 1) The Farewell Shanty and 2) Bide a while by Tom Yates


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 20 Nov 14 - 04:20 AM

Dave Webber's Parting Song.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: Vixen
Date: 20 Nov 14 - 12:37 PM

Goodnight Irene...
Happy Trails To You...
One I call Drink Up and Go Home--"Don't tell me your troubles / got enough of my own / be thankful you're livin' / drink up and go home"

Just a few I've heard lately...


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 20 Nov 14 - 06:20 PM

Barley Mow is a great finisher, especially if sufficient ale has been quaffed


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: Joe_F
Date: 20 Nov 14 - 08:28 PM

Meetings of the Boston Area Chantey and Maritime Singers always end with A Seaman's Hymn by A. L. Lloyd.

Will Ye No Come Back Again is (I understand) a popular parting song among Scottish singers.


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 21 Nov 14 - 09:19 AM

Here` a beautiful "parting song". The words and music of John Wallace.

https://soundcloud.com/johnhhills/epilogue


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: topical tom
Date: 21 Nov 14 - 05:55 PM

My favourite of this genre is "The Parting Glass", I believe a scottish song? Very moving.


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Subject: RE: Parting songs
From: Elmore
Date: 21 Nov 14 - 11:22 PM

"River" by Bill Staines is his parting song, followed these days by "And I Bid You Goodnight", his encore. Both are excellent parting songs.


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