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Other parting songs?

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PARTING GLASS
SINGER'S FAREWELL
WHEN FIRST WE MET


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Pete Peterson 22 Aug 98 - 01:27 PM
Allan 22 Aug 98 - 01:41 PM
Joe Offer 22 Aug 98 - 04:14 PM
Kiwi 24 Aug 98 - 09:18 AM
Joe Offer 24 Aug 98 - 02:25 PM
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Amos 11 Aug 03 - 11:24 AM
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Mudlark 11 Aug 03 - 05:49 PM
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Subject: Other parting songs?
From: Kiwi
Date: 21 Aug 98 - 07:37 PM

Since there's an existing thread discussing fitting parting songs, here's an interesting question for you: What strange, not-quite-parting songs have you heard or done at the end of a set?

F'rinstance, the group Three Hams on Rye at the NY Renaissance Festival closes out the last set of every Faire day with "If I Had $1000000" by Barenaked Ladies.

Slán, Kiwi


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Pete Peterson
Date: 22 Aug 98 - 01:27 PM

last night, singing with friends, and it was time to leave, we deliberately chose three parting songs: Joseph Spence's "and I bid you goodnight" (Bob Woodcock) Si Kahn's "this is my home" (Tina Liza Jones) Carter Family "You've been a friend to me" (Pete Peterson)

Tina says that she often closes with Lotus Dickey's setting of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Psalm of Life

Singing at nursing homes and wanting to leave them happily I often do "Show me the way to go home"

PETE


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Allan
Date: 22 Aug 98 - 01:41 PM

At the old YALE hoots we always used' All THe good times are past and gone, All the good times are ore" etc


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF I HAD $1000000^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Aug 98 - 04:14 PM

I've heard a male folk duo perform this, and I can't remember who. Anybody know of recordings of this song, and who the songwriter is? (songwriter names added 8/24/98)
-Joe Offer-

If I Had $1000000
(If I Had A Million Dollars)
recorded by Barenaked Ladies on Gordon, 1992
words and music by Barenaked Ladies founders Steve Page and Ed Robertson


If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you a house (I would buy you a house)
If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you furniture for your house (Maybe a nice chesterfield or an ottoman)
If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you a K-Car (a nice Reliant automobile)
If I had a million dollars I'd buy your love.

If I had a million dollars
I'd build a tree fort in our yard
If I had a million dollars
You could help, it wouldn't be that hard
If I had a million dollars
Maybe we could put a refrigerator in there
Wouldn't that be fabulous.

If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you a fur coat (but not a real fur coat that's cruel)
If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you an exotic pet (Like a llama or an emu)
If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you John Merrick's remains (All them crazy elephant bones)
If I had a million dollars I'd buy your love.

If I had a million dollars
We wouldn't have to walk to the store
If I had a million dollars
We'd take a limousine 'cause it costs more
If I had a million dollars
We wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner.
But we would. We'd actually make the treefort from the first chorus out of it.
Mmm.

If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you a green dress (but not a real green dress, that's cruel)
If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you some art (a Picasso or a Garfunkel)
If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you a monkey (haven't you always wanted a monkey?)
If I had a million dollars I'd buy your love.

If I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars,
If I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars
I'd be rich.

Music Blvd - click here to hear a sample -


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Kiwi
Date: 24 Aug 98 - 09:18 AM

Joe,

It's by the group called "Barenaked Ladies". That's the "If I had $1000000" that I mentioned in the first post to the thread. :)

It's originally on the album _Gordon_, and there's also a concert version on the album _Rock Spectacle_. The concert version is slightly different, they added a few lines to the beginning before throwing in the first chorus.

Slán, Kiwi


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Aug 98 - 02:25 PM

Hi, Kiwi - I got an e-mail from a rather extensive Barenaked Ladies Web site. They said the song was written by Barenaked Ladies founders Steve Page and Ed Robertson, and appeared on their 1992 debut album, Gordon. Click here for the Barenaked Ladies concert version of the lyrics, at the International Lyrics Server. The guy from the Web site said the song has been covered in concert by many groups, but not recorded. Still, I swear I've heard a cover recording, maybe on Fast Folk Musical Magazine. I'm still looking.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 24 Aug 98 - 03:49 PM

A friend and his wife closed a gathering we had this weekend with a lovely duet of Donovan's "Try and Catch the Wind". The sorbet colors of sunset spilling through the boughs and boles of ponderosa pines and their obvious love for each other brought a breathless and eye-welling pause to us all.

I think when you listen with your heart, you'll nearly always find the right song for the moment.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Kiwi
Date: 24 Aug 98 - 05:14 PM

Joe - I haven't heard of any covers, but I'll keep an eye out for you. BTW, those lyrics aren't entirely correct. In concert, the BL omitted the bit about building the treefort from the Kraft dinners.. and there was a little segment about the Bryant Street Theater being on the roof.

Mountain Dog - how true! As a matter of fact, one of the fringe benefits of having a collection of music as obscenely large as mine is that an appropriate (or inappropriate, as the case may be ) song always, always pops into my mind, asked for or not!

Recently, when I left a campfire sing because I had to go home, Bish (our resident bard) and the rest cranked up a version of "Rocky Mountain High", which seemed particularly appropriate in an odd sort of way.. for the "friends around the campfire and everybody's high" line. :P

Slán,

Kiwi


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Aug 03 - 09:47 PM

I think that "If I Had $100,000,000" is a very appropriate song for today. Look at this message number, and you'll know why.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: GUEST,irishajo
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 10:26 AM

I saw Seabiscuit yesterday. At one point Jeff Bridges turns the radio on in his car, and a song is heard with the phrase 'If I had a million dollars'.

Was that part of a real circa 1938 song? Anyone know?


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 10:45 AM

'If I had a million Dollars' - published 1934 -


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Amos
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 11:24 AM

Parting Glass, obviously, and Irene Goodnight has always served.

A


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 01:39 PM

Lately I'm singing a gospel song recorded by Doyle Lawson's group:

If we should never meet again
Where parting causes grief and pain
When time on earth shall be no more
We'll meet upon the golden shore.


And of course, I love Rick Fielding's

Be well, be safe, be kind, be strong
For the times will test us sore
And to gladden our hearts, our bodies, our souls
Be here when we gather once more
Oh, be here when we gather once more


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: GUEST,Leo Condie somewhere else
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 01:48 PM

i love the last song on the Blue Murder LP. "the goodnight song" i think. amazing stuff.

So goodnight my friends as the dawn comes pale
And the Eastern wind brings the threat of gale
Keep a hold on hope through the darkest vale
And we'll meet further on down the road.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: GUEST,Claymore
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 02:46 PM

I remember a song Brian Bowers used to do to close his act that had the line "If you have a song, you have a friend for life..." It seemed like a pretty good parting song.

Also you might consider the old torch ballad, "Softly, As I Leave You Now".


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Mudlark
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 05:49 PM

For rest homes, You Are My Sunshine can't be beat...it's the one song everybody knows...and is willing to sing along with.

Otherwise I like John O'Dreams and James Taylor's Close Your Eyes ("...But I can sing this song...And you can sing this song...when I'm gone)


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Joe_F
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 07:00 PM

Will ye no come back again?
Will ye no come back again?
Better lo'ed ye canna be.
Well ye no come back again?


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Celtaddict
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 09:59 PM

Don't leave out Allister MacGillivray's "Here's to Song."

   Here's to song, and here's to time;
   Here's to both, with friends of mine.
   Here's to friends who raise their voices high.
   Kings have riches widely lain,
   Lords have lands, but then again,
   We have friends and song no wealth can buy.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 11:23 PM

Irene Goodnight, with extempore verses was the standard with Frank Fyfe at the Balladeer, Wellington NZ in the 60s. Were you there Kiwi?

Cheers - Sam


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Bert
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 11:31 PM

I think that there were some good ones on Mudcat Radio Episode 40.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 12 Aug 03 - 02:28 AM

G'day all,

I remember that, in Australia, during the "Folk Boom" of the '60s and '70s there would always be a specific song that was a very broad hint for the audience to go home! In clubs with a strong English/(or maybe) Scots leaning it would often be Home, Boys, Home!. The more Irish-inclined (possibly showing an Ulster stripe, or two) often ended with Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go? (Really: Wild Mountain Thyme ...?) - and the more southerly of them might come out with The Parting Glass.

I remember hearing one English singer, while out here, sing a song he said was commonly used at the end of folk nights in the north-east - starting:
Here's a health to the company, and to my lass,
Let's drink and be merry, all out of one glass ...".

(This one stuck in my mind because it used the same tune as a song I was singing, I've Been a Wild Boy!, which came from a fine old singer Sally Sloane.)

During my time as Secretary of the Bush Music Club (mid-70s) I never found any song that could magically shift the members at our "Beer & Cheese Nights" ... when I had to get the hall empty and closed by midnight - or pay the Council extra hiring costs!

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 12 Aug 03 - 03:58 AM

"Now Is The Hour" also available in Maori.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: greg stephens
Date: 12 Aug 03 - 07:06 AM

Well,over the years I have become well aware of the charms of Irene, I bid you good night, the Parting Glass, All the Good Times, Now is the Hour,Wild Mountain Thyme etc etc. But we in the Boat Band finish 90% of our gigs with Iko Iko, because people are looking for rockers at that point, not sad farewells, because they are normally dancing during the second set. However if we get an encore(and I judge we are not going to get two encores) we will then throw in the slow finisher, and generally use Jamaica Farewll which gets evryone singing and swaying.
    If it looks like we're good for teo encores. we'll do one rocker first and hold Jamaica Farewell in reserve.
Of the "standards" I love I Bid You Goodnight. it's a great finisher, and its Anglo/American/Bahamian origins reflect the cultural mix of what I love rather well.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 12 Aug 03 - 10:37 AM

I'm bored with this. I'm leaving. I'm checking out, signing off, departing, decamping,and going away. Therefore....

Adieu, adieu, kind friends, adieu!
I can no longer stay with you (Stay with you)
I'll hang my heart on a weeping willow tree,
And may the world go well wth thee!

...Fare thee well, for I must leave thee,
...Do not let this parting grieve thee,
...For the time has come that you and I must part (must part)

Adieu, adieu, etc. etc.


Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: GUEST,Strollin' Johnny
Date: 12 Aug 03 - 01:35 PM

Another good 'un - 'Farewell Song' by Julie Henigan.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: open mike
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 02:17 AM

Health to the company--which ends:
for we may and might never all meet here again...

also Forever yOUNG, by DYLAN

and of course Amazing Grace and/or Will th eCircle ber unbroken

and Give me the roses while i live...

these are my choices.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: The Barden of England
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 10:50 AM

I heard this a couple of years back at a session in the Bedford at Sidmouth and have used it ever since:-

Kind friends and companions, come join me in rhyme
And lift up your voices, in chorus with mine
Let's sing and be merry, all grief to refrain
For we may and might never, all meet here again

Chorus
And here's a health to the company, and to my lass
Let's drink and be merry, all out of one glass
Let's drink and be merry, all grief to refrain
For we may and might never, all meet here again

Here's a health to the true lass, that I love so well
Her smile and her beauty, sure none can excel
She smiles on my countenance, sits on my knee
Sure there's no-one in Erin, as happy as we

Chorus

Our ship lies at harbour, she's ready to dock
I hope she's safe landed, without any shock
If ever I see you, by land or by sea
I will always remember your kindness to me

Chorus

For we may and might never, all meet here again


It seems to sum up an evening, or a few days of friends gathering and singing together.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Cluin
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 12:12 PM

Bugger Off


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 01:32 PM

"Time, Gentlemen, Time"...(recorded by Liam Clancy & Christy Moore)

I have an MP3 of this, but the words seem not to be anywhere on the WWW...I wonder where I got the MP3?


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 01:35 PM

ohh..of course..a link was posted here at Mudcat by MMario...I downloaded it, but it is not there any longer.. (I gather it was a Napster thing)


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 03:08 PM

I think my favourite parting song has to go to Mal Waite's Sngers' Farewell. Excellent song.

Another good one would be the Farewell Shanty. Not sure if that is trad or not.

ZM


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: GUEST,John - Yorkshire
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 04:27 PM

I thought the Farewell Shanty was about leaving harbour, then I was put right?

I was told that it comes from Padstow and is a fisherman's burial song.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Willie-O
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 05:14 PM

The Outside Track

Fisherman's Green

Rolling Home (to old New England)


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Joe_F
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 06:53 PM

"Time, Gentlemen, Time", tho it has not made it into the DigiTrad, is in a Forum thread of that name.

It is perhaps too male-oriented for general use, tho.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: GUEST,celtaddict at work
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 07:31 PM

Tom Chapin's "All My Life's a Circle."
"The Going Home Song."
"The Mary Ellen Carter."
For the Sea Music Festival, of course, "Leave Her, Johnny."


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 09:09 PM

almost forgot.."Tak a Dram Before Ye Go"..lovely song..


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: KampervanSister
Date: 14 Aug 03 - 07:02 AM

I just luuuurve the "Farewell Shanty". Was it really a Padstow fisherman's burial song?

Back in Lincolnshire / South Humberside in the 70-80's we always used to finish our gigs with "Goodnight and Joy be With You All" (a Scottish song). We were called "Lindsay" and were resident (founding) group at the Royal Oak, Grimsby. Anyone remember it? I believe the club's still going strong.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: GUEST,Long Firm Freddie at Work
Date: 14 Aug 03 - 07:20 AM

George Formby Snr used to do "I Parted My Hair In the Middle", but I guess we're not talking about that sort of parting, are we?

The Bill Posters Will Be Band have a short second encore song in a rustic folk harmony style to the tune of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush:

This is the way we pack up our gear,
Pack up our gear,
Pack up our gear,
This is the way we pack up our gear,
And then we buggers off 'ome!

LFF


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: KampervanSister
Date: 14 Aug 03 - 07:42 AM

Willie-O, Don't you mean "Fiddler's Green" rather than "Fisherman's Green"? Chorus:

"Dress me up in me oilskins and jumper
No more on the docks I'll be seen.
Just tell me old ship-mates
I'm taking a trip mates
And I'll see you someday in Fiddler's Green"

Written by John Connolly who sang with "Broadside" - a folk group from Grimsby. Bill Meek (who was my biology teacher at Grammer School) also sang with Broadside and wrote songs as well (some in conjunction with John).


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: KampervanSister
Date: 14 Aug 03 - 07:49 AM

Another parting song we sometimes sang if the gig was in a pub was to the tune of "Bread of Heaven" and went something like this:

Don't forget your empty glasses
Bring your glasses to the bar.
Empty glasses, empty glasses,
Bring your glasses to the bar
Bring your glasses to the bar.

Imagine now everyone had their own personal harmony lines and each tried to out-sing the next person. It was all a ploy on our part to be allowed to sing one more encore - the bar-staff didn't mind too much so long as all the empties were cleared away first so they could get on with washing up whilst we were still warbling away. Aaah those were the days.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: GUEST,Strollin' Johnny
Date: 14 Aug 03 - 08:34 AM

KampervanSister,

Sadly 'Folk at the Oak' is dead and gone now. The Sunday club still runs though, at the Spider's Web.

BTW 'Grammer' is spelt 'Grammar' (sorry, couldn't resist it!).

Cheers M'Dears,
Johnny.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: GUEST,John - Yorkshire
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 05:29 AM

Here's the words to the first song I learnt after returning to the folk scene.

Good Times

The singer has left his song on the air
And the hunter has hallowed his horn
And after the day comes the long long night
And after the dark comes the dawn

Ch
All the good times have passed and gone
All the good times are o'er
All the good times have passed and gone
Little darling don't you weep no more

I don't want a seat at your table so bright
Don't make me a bed on your floor
You can't drag me down through the forest tonight
Or nail up my hide on your door

Don't bring to me all the tears you once cried
Don't bring me all the pain in your head
For the weak and the mild shall inherit the earth
The savage and honest are dead

Build me a boat where the willows once grew
Where the deer and the otter play free
Sail me away from this desolate land
And we'll head for the open sea.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 11:10 AM

How about :
One More Day (John Tamms or traditional I have been told - please correct me).
By the timne you say goodbye (recorded by 10,000 maniacs).


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: GUEST,KenSussex
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 06:37 AM

Thanks for the lyrics to All the Good Times - the version I'm familiar with (there are other versions on the web). However, I think the "hunter has hung up his horn" rather than hallowed it - I think hung up makes more sense.

The best (imho) parting song is Parting Song by Dave Webber. The chorus goes:
So sing together one and all,
And raise a glass of wine.
Here's hoping we shall meet again,
Along the road of time.

It's in Dave's songbook "Summer Dusk on Country Lanes" pub. M.J. O'Connor, Lyngham House, St Ervan, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7RT UK.   ISBN: 0 9528225 4 7. It's recorded by Dave and Anni (Fentiman) on Together Solo Dragon Records DRGN931 CD and cassette.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: GUEST,Duncan
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 07:30 AM

You ask...'What strange, not-quite-parting songs have you heard or done at the end of a set?'

...my folk-rock band played all our usual Trad and Trad-like numbers all evening at our local last week as a farewell
to the departing landlady, Jude.
She had given us our first ever 'proper' gig back in '02.
As a second encore I launched, unrehearsed, into 'Hey Jude' - not our usual fare!
The whole pub was soon singing right along.
The band cracked into life having been caught on the hop initially (they'd no idea beforehand)
Jude herself was propelled up to the microphone to join in and the band soon walked off one by one
- right out of the pub to the seats outside! - where we sat and listened to the mass singing
'Nah, nah, nah, na na na nah.....!' for a full two minutes on their own.

Not quite a parting song before - but it is now, for those that were there. Twas magic! Thanks Jude, bon chance!
Cheers - Duncan McFarlane


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Peace
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 07:34 AM

"The Way Old Friends Do" by ABBA
"So Long, It's Been Good to Know you" by lotsa people (W Guthrie)
"Good Night Irene" by Leadbelly


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: Splott Man
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 07:36 AM

Pat & I sometimes finish with Warren Zevon's "Don't Let Us Get Sick"

Don't let us get sick
Don't let us get old
Don't let us get stupid, all right?
Just make us be brave
And make us play nice
And let us be together tonight

She and Mick (Calennig) used to close with Rollong Home, the Swansea version


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: JennyO
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 07:56 AM

There's one we sing sometimes at the end of sessions, and it is also sung by the Fagans. The words are somewhat different than the ones I have been able to find anywhere else but I like the way the Fagans do it.

Stand By the Shore

Fathers, now our meeting is over
Fathers, we must part.
And if we should never meet again
I'll keep you in my heart

And we'll stand by the shore
And we'll stand by the shore
And we'll stand by the shore
And be safe forevermore

(mothers, sisters, brothers)


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: gnu
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 08:05 AM

Hangman Slack That Rope. Only good at local pubs.


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Subject: RE: Other parting songs?
From: rhyzla
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 09:23 AM

Has anybody heard Mike Silver's 'Time for leaving' - thats' a good 'en!

It's on one of his earlier live albums.

Sorry if someone else has mentioned it!


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