Parting Glass Lyrics
Saturday, August 30, 2008
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Of all the money e'er I had, I spent it in good company
And all the harm that e'er I've done, alas it fell on none but me.
And all I've done for lack of wit, to memory I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass, goodnight and joy be with you all.

Here's to our friends, our true true friends, some walk the earth, some are flown away
The truest treasure that we know, we say a prayer for them all today.
And to you friends, whom I just met, as now the evening shadows fall,
I gently rise and softly call, Good night and joy be with you all.

If I had one more life to spend, I would spend it in this company
Here in this warm and pleasant land, where the climate treats us courteously.
Here's to the quiet and the bold, and old and young, and large and small
So fill to me the parting glass, good night and joy be with you all.

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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