Oh, if I had money enough to spend and leisure time to sit awhile
Theres a fair young man in this town that sorely has my heart beguiled
His rosy cheeks and lovely lips, alone he has my heart in thrall
So fill to me the parting glass. Goodnight and joy be with you all.
Of all the comrades that here Ive had, theyre sorry for my going away,
And of all the sweethearts that here I had, they wish me one more day to stay,
But since it falls unto my lot that I should rise and you should not,
I will gently rise and softly call. Goodnight and joy be with you all.
music: traditional, arranged by Loreena McKennitt
From: The wind that shakes the barley (2010).
A live version appears on Troubadours on the Rhine (2012).
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