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Lyrics: The Parting Glass

January 2, 2012

Parting Glass

 

 

 

THE PARTING GLASS: A SONG FOR ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

based on ‘The Parting Glass’ (Irish, traditional): new words by Valeria-Johanna

(You can listen to the song here.)

Now all the plans I ever made
I leave them in your hands tonight;
And if we never speak again,
I trust in you to do what’s right.
Though dangling on the Dark Lord’s arm,
Your faith is strong beyond recall:
So fill to me the parting glass—
Goodnight and joy be with you all.

As I look back upon my life,
I think of times I went astray—
A young man from another land
Whose dreams would charm and then betray.
His laughing eyes, his ready wit,
I own they held my heart in thrall.
So fill to me the parting glass—
Goodnight and joy be with you all.

Don’t trouble now to look surprised
To hear me say I loved a man:
You know, my friend, as well as I,
That love’s not something you can plan.
The children’s jokes, the Malfoys’ jeers,
I’ll wager that you’ve heard them all.
Just fill to me the parting glass—
Goodnight and joy be with you all.

The night you tried to save my life,
Undoing an old fool’s mistake,
You gave a promise then to me
None but the truest friend could make.
I trusted then, I trust you now
To be beside me when I call:
So fill to me the parting glass—
Goodnight and joy be with you all.

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