Today’s song is a shortened a capella version of a common traditional tune called The Parting Glass, which has been recorded and performed by (I think) every Irish singer/band ever. I first learned it a while back, after a gentleman at a bar at which I was performing requested it and I didn’t know it. As it turns out, it’s a really sweet sort of tune, no matter how richly or sparsely it’s orchestrated, and I’m glad I learned it. I wish I’d done so sooner!
I did alter the song a bit — I cut the middle verse, which is all about the sweetheart the song’s protagonist would like to court if only he had the cash for it. Otherwise, it’s pretty straightforward.