Hunters and Collectors – Parting Glass

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Live (with Paul Kelly) 3:10 US Raw Material EP. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live (with Paul Kelly) 3:10 1988 07 Live 16 Track Masters VHS PCM. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 19 July 2015.
Live Acoustic [1] 4:02 Mark Seymour Live At The Basement album and video. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live Acoustic [2] 3:55 Mark Seymour Titanic album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live Acoustic [3] 4:28 Mark Seymour From Bondi to Bedlam album and video. Moderately common. Available new in CD, DVD and digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Mark Seymour performs this song frequently in his solo career as a ‘closer’.

 

Lyrics

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 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 money that I could have
And leisure time to sit a while
There is a fair maid in this town
Who solely has my heart beguiled

Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips
I alone she has my heart enthrall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night, and joy be with you all

Oh, all the friends that e’er I had
Were sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that I could have 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.”

I’ll gently rise and I’ll softly call
“Good night, and joy be with you all.”

 

[Traditional / Clancy Brothers]
Lyrics changed somewhat to be closer to “Live At The Basement” version.