Tuesday, 26 January 2010

The Parting Glass

My friend, Deb, introduced me to this song. She chose it for her son, Alex, who passed away suddenly on the 2oth of March 2007. I've used it myself before, in memory of my cousin Frank, who died on St Valentine's day in 1997.

Today I'm putting it up for another friend, Ritva, who lost her dear cousin Petteri, last Friday.

If you want to read Ritva's beautiful tribute to her cousin you can find it on her blog - here.

Oh, all the money e'er I had, I spent it in good company.
And all the harm that ever I've done, alas it was to none but me.
And all I've done for want of wit to mem'ry now I can't recall;
So fill to me the parting glass, Good night and joy be with you all.

Oh, all the comrades e'er I had, they're sorry for my going away.
And all the sweethearts e'er I had, they'd wished me one more day to stay.
But since it falls unto my lot, that I should rise and you should not,
I gently rise and softly call, Goodnight and joy be with you all.


Connie said...

What a lovely song, Michelle, and a beautiful tribute. My sympathies go out to your friend, Ritva.

RA said...

Thank you, Michelle. I loved this song already before. Now I love it even more. :)

Nessa said...

Beautiful song.


Amel said...

Lovely song...now I'll drop by Ritva's blog...

RA said...

The kreativ Blogger Award is waiting for you at

Enjoy! :)

Mimi Lenox said...

This song really touched me. Thank you for sharing. I am sorry for the loss here and send a hug.

PV said...

Wow! Goodnight and joy be with you Michelle!

Michelle said...

I'm ten days behind in replies, since we lost the internet for 8 days.

I'll just say thanks to everyone for replying and...Ritva

Thank you for the award. I'll be over to get it. :-)