Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Traditional Irish Wake at the Camp

All the travellers on their way to the Gypsy Camp are invited to take part in a traditional Irish Wake to celebrate the life of Megan's mother.

The dear lady will be celebrated with song, story and poems. The Gypsy Chief will sing the traditional Wake song The Parting Glass.

Oh, all the money that e’er I spent,
I spent it in good company,
And all the harm that e’er I’ve done,
Alas, it was to none but me!
And all I’ve done for want of wit,
To memory now I can’t recall,
So fill to me the parting glass.
Good night, and joy be with you all.

Oh, all the comrades that e’er I had,
They’re sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts that e’er I had,
Would wish me one more day to stay.
But since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not,
I’ll gently rise and softly call,
Good night, and joy be with you all.

2 Comments:

At 4:54 AM, Blogger Chameleon said...

How absolutely amazing...where does this hail from?loveit...Jan

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger le Enchanteur said...

I hope they sing this when they send me on my way Gail. Wonderful!

 

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