An Irish father and his two sons perform a stirring live version of The Parting Glass in an Irish pub

The Parting Glass, which is centuries old, is one of the most beloved and famous Irish traditional songs of all time.

The first known reference to the song's lyrics dates back to the 17th century, so no doubt there have been countless numbers of renditions of the song.

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In 1959, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem recorded a version that would go on to be one of the most popular versions in modern times. In 2011, British singer Ed Sheeran, who has deep Irish roots, included a version of it on his album “+”

The lyrics of the world famous song, though sometimes varying, typically go as below:

Of all the money that e'er I spent

I've spent it in good company

And all the harm that ever I did

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

If I had money enough to spend

And leisure to sit awhile

There is a fair maid in the town

That sorely has my heart beguiled

Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips

I own she has my heart enthralled

So fill to me the parting glass

Good night and joy be with you all

Oh, all the comrades that e'er I had

They're sorry for my going away

And all the sweethearts that 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'll gently rise and softly call

Good night and joy be with you all

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This weekend, however, one Irish father and his two sons delivered a particularly stirring live version of the song while in Fitzy’s Pub in Crosshaven, Co Cork.

Take a look at the beautiful rendition by Jim Geaney and his sons Cillian and Lorcan below, as shared by Fitzy’s Pub on Facebook.

Touching version of 'The Parting Glass'

Beautiful 💚 Video: Fitzy's Pub Crosshaven

Posted by on Monday, October 22, 2018

Well done, lads.

What’s your favorite Irish song to sing at the end of the night? Share in the comments!