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A Very Happy 2024 From Thurles Co. Tipperary.

Vocals: Canadian music group; Ruth Moody, Nicky Mehta and Cara Luft, better known as “The Wailin’ Jennys”, latter name a pun on the name of country singer Waylon Jennings, latter who died during the same month the group were initially formed.

Lyrics: Same unconfirmed, however, an early version is sometimes attributed to Sir Alexander Boswell* (1775 -1822), latter 1st Baronet, FRSE, FSA; a Scottish poet, antiquary, songwriter, from Auchinleck village, 2 miles (3 km) Northwest of Cumnock, in East Ayrshire, Scotland, UK.
*[Note: Sir Alexander Boswell was son of Edinburgh born James Boswell (1740 -1795) latter a Scottish biographer, diarist, lawyer; a friend and biographer of English writer Samuel Johnson (1709 -1784), latter himself a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, sermonist, biographer, editor, and lexicographer].

The Parting Glass

Oh all the money that e’er I spent,
I’ve spent it in good company,
And all the harm that ere I’ve done,
Alas, it was to none but me,
And all I’ve done for want of wit,
To memory now I can’t recall,
So fill to me the parting glass,
Good night and joy be with you all.

Oh, all the comrades that e’er I’ve had,
I’m sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts that e’er I’ve had,
Who would wish me one more day to stay,
But since it falls onto my lot,
That I should rise and you should not,
I’ll gently rise and I’ll softly call
Good night and joy be with you all.
Good night and joy be with you all.

END

Thurles.Info’s wish for you all in 2024.
As 2024 draws close, we hope it is filled with the promise of a hopeful tomorrow.
We wish you a very ‘Happy New Year’ and may 2024 bless all our readers with peace, joy, health, wealth and happiness, complete with new exciting adventure; enjoyable life-changing experiences; and may you be filled full of laughter, love and find even deeper friendships.
‘Happy New Year’

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