© J.B. Goodenough
Judy would send her "extra" songs to various singers; sometimes because the songs needed a tune, sometimes because they might fit the singer. This one came round through Anne Dodson and Matt Szostak, via Archie Fisher.
Carol: harp Gordon: 'cellamba
The fire is out, the moon is down
The parting glass is dry and done
And I must go and leave this town
Before the rising of the sun.
Long's the road and many's the mile
Before I rest my soul again
With the girls that weep and girls that smile
At all the words and ways of men.
And some there are who may not hide
But wander 'til their journey's end
Or take a girl to be a bride
Or keep a man to be a friend.
When I'm done with wandering
I will sit beside the road and weep
For all the songs I did not sing
And promises I did not keep.
The Parting Glass is recorded on the album Gatherings