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Old 05-19-2019, 05:29 PM
jemartin jemartin is offline
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Default Ireland's Favorite Folk Songs...

The Parting Glass
Although this song is a standard song in Ireland... It is new to me (listened to Ed Sheeran's version too). This guy has a great deep voice for the song and the beautiful guitar work / tuning he is doing on it... love it!

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Old 05-19-2019, 06:38 PM
frankmcr frankmcr is offline
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I quite like Shane McGowan's version:

AND, I'm glad to hear it's so popular in Ireland, but it is of Scottish origin:

The earliest known printed version was as a broadside in the 1770s and it first appeared in book form in Scots Songs by Herd.[1] An early version is sometimes attributed to Sir Alex Boswell. The text is doubtless older than its 1770 appearance in broadside, as it was recorded in the Skene Manuscript, a collection of Scottish airs written at various dates between 1615 and 1635.[3] It was known at least as early as 1605, when a portion of the first stanza was written in a farewell letter, as a poem now known as "Armstrong's Goodnight", by one of the Border Reivers executed that year for the murder in 1600 of Sir John Carmichael, Warden of the Scottish West March.[4] (Wikipedia)
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