onsdag 19 december 2012

A capella inspiration: Voice Squad singing Parting Glass

Here's a vocal trio from Ireland I really like! The Voice Squad:

Members in Voice Squad is Gerry Cullen, Phil Callery and Fran McPhail.
They have made three albums:

Many's The Foolish Youth, 1987, Tara, TARACD4004
Holly Wood, 1992, TARA 4013
Good People All, 1993

The Parting glass is a farewell song sung in Ireland, Scotland and Newfoundland with records found as early as in the 16-hundreds.

Of all the money e'er I had,
I spent it in good company.
And all the harm I've ever done,
Alas! it was to none but me.
And all I've done for want of wit
To mem'ry now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be to you all.

If I had money enough to spend,
And leisure time to sit awhile,
There is a fair maid in this town,
That sorely has my heart beguiled.
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips,
I own she has my heart in thrall,
So fill to me the parting glass,
Good night and joy be with you all.

Oh, all the comrades e'er I had,
They're sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts e'er I had,
They'd wish me one more day to stay,
But since it falls unto my lot,
That I should rise and you should not,
I gently rise and softly call,
Good night and joy be to you all.


2 kommentarer:

  1. Du känner säkert till Coope, Boyes and Simpson. Oerhört produktiva och fruktansvärt bra. Också en trio med underbara sämarr.

  2. Nej, vill gärna lyssna till dem. Kanske hittar på google, annars får du gärna tipsa om nån länk som du tycker om.