Today’s song tells a story that hasn’t yet happened. Join me in lifting
The Parting Glass
The traditional Scottish song “The Parting Glass” is a beautiful, but bittersweet tune. It celebrates the joys of friends, family, and community, but also acknowledges that the good times come to an end, and your loved ones go away. It’s traditional to sing this song at the end of a pub sing with the Revels. I find it hard to listen to this song without getting weepy.
My hope is that one day when I die – and I will die, but hopefully later than sooner – that people will sing this song at my funeral. What better way to say goodbye than in raising a glass in farewell? And for once, I won’t end up crying when “The Parting Glass” is sung.
2019 Blogging A to Z Challenge – A Song and a Story
A: Always on My Mind
B: Baby Come Back and Baker Street
C: Cheek to Cheek
D: Don’t Worry, Be Happy and Doctor Jones
E: Everyday Sunshine
F: Fly Me to the Moon
G: Ghost Town
H: Hobo Humpin’ Slobo Babe
I: If I Were John Carpenter
J: Jungle Strut and Justified & Ancient
M: Marble Halls and My Moon, My Man
N: New York, New York
O: Oliver’s Army
If you want to read more, check out my previous Blogging A to Z Challenges:
- 2016: A journey through my neighborhood of Jamaica Plain in Boston.
- 2017: A spontaneous photograph each day.
- 2018: Watched and reviewed documentary movies.
And dig deep into Panorama of the Mountains, by checking out my:
- Book Reviews
- Movie Reviews
- Beer Reviews
- Music Reviews and Writing
- City Stories, expository writing about my experiences in various cities
And, if you like Doctor Who, I have a whole ‘nother blog where I review Doctor Who stories across media: Epic Mandates.