PARTING GLASS, The

Latest update on 30/11/2018

Artist: Clancy Brothers
Author: traditional
Label: Tradition
Year: 1959

The Irish equivalent of 'one for the road'. Irish (and Scottish) parting song since days before Auld Lang Syne. First appeared on broadsides in the 1770s. The tune dates from the 17th century; reproduced in the Guthrie Manuscript of 1675. Also known as Good Night and as Joy With You All. Sam Henry collected The Parting Glass in Ireland in 1938. In Folksongs Of Britain And Ireland, Peter Kennedy heard a similarity with Te Traa Gill Thie (It's Time To Go Home).

Covers:

1963:

Bob Dylan [as Restless Farewell]

1968:

Dubliners

1991:

Voice Squad [in BBC series Bringing It All Back Home]

1995:

Frank Sinatra [as Restless Farewell along with Dylan during his 80th Birthday Concert]

1999:

Steeleye Span

2002:

Sinéad O'Connor

2010:

Loreena McKennitt

2011:

Al Petteway & Amy White

2013:

Gregory Page

2018:

Rosanne Cash

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