The Parting Glass chords
by Liam Clancy
- The Parting Glass is a traditional Scottish song often sung at the end of friendly gatherings. The earliest known version was as a broadside in the 1770's. It was re-introduced into the mid twentieth century in recordings and performances by the popular Irish Folk Band - The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem.
- Our featured artist is Liam Clancy with a cover of the song from the album Favourites 1 & 2.
- Music: Key of D Major in 4/4 time in free time (performers discretion)
- Chords: D, F#m, G, A, Bm
The Parting Glass by Liam Clancy
Intro: 4/4 🎝 | D / A / | Bm / F#m / | G / A / | Bm G Bm / | Bm G D A 1. Oh all the mo-ney that e'er I spent D F#m A I spent it in good com-pa-ny Bm G D A And all the harm that e'er I've done D F#m Bm A-las, it was to none but me D G D G D 2. And all I've done for want of wit G A D A To mem-o-ry now I can't re-call Bm A G A So fill to me the part-ing glass Bm F#m Bm G Bm Good night and joy be with you all Instr: | D / A / | Bm / F#m | G / A / | Bm G Bm / | Bm G D A 3. Oh all the com-rades that e'er I had D F#m A They are sor-ry for my go-ing a-way Bm G D A And all the sweet-hearts that e'er I had D F#m Bm They would wish me one more day to stay D G D G D 4. But since it falls un-to my lot G A D A That I should rise and you should not Bm A G A I'll gen-tly rise and I'll soft-ly call Bm F#m Bm G Bm Good night and joy be with you (all)...
🗝️ D Major
Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
Right Handed Charts:
Left Handed Charts:
- Level Of Ease: Easy
- Song Key: D major - 1 sharp (F#)
- 4/4 Time
- Liam sings this song in free time which often referred to as ad-lib (ad libitum) - latin for 'at liberty' whereby the speed and style of play is left up to the discretion of the performer
- Wherever you see a bar with a forward slash e.g., | D / A / | you play D for 2 beats and A for 2 beats. The slash implies you repeat the chord in front of it.
- The same applies to | Bm G Bm / | with a slightly different take. Bm for 1 beat, G for 1 beat, Bm for 2 beats.