Artist Ed Sheeran
Album +
Genre(s)
Note "The Parting Glass" is a Scottish and Irish traditional song, often sung at the end of a gathering of friends. It is the hidden bonus song on track 12 'Give Me Love' of Ed Sheeran's album '+' .
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Intro: Gbm  D  A  E

  Gbm                  A      
Of all the money that e'er I had
     Gbm              A     E
I've spent it in good company
    Gbm               A          
And all the harm that e'er I've done
 Gbm           Bm       Gbm
Alas it was to none but me
    A                 A       
And all I've done for want of wit
   Bm           Gbm     E
To memory now I can't recall
   Gbm             A       
So fill to me the parting glass
     Gbm              Bm       Gbm
Good night and joy be with you all


  Gbm                     A 
Of all the comrades that e'er I had
        Gbm            A      E
They are sorry for my going away
    Gbm                       A
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
           Gbm               Bm      Gbm
They would wish me one more day to stay
    A               A
But since it falls unto my lot
    Bm                 Gbm         E
That I should rise and you should not
      Gbm                  A
I'll gently rise and I'll softly call
     Gbm              Bm       Gbm
Good night and joy be with you all


  Gbm                A
A man may drink and not be drunk
  Gbm                A      E
A man may fight and not be slain
  Gbm              A    
A man may court a pretty girl
    Gbm                  Bm   Gbm
And perhaps be welcomed back again
    A               A 
But since it has so ordered been
     Bm                 Gbm      E
By a time to rise and a time to fall
     Gbm             A
Come fill to me the parting glass
     Gbm              Bm       Gbm
Good night and joy be with you all
     Gbm              Bm       Gbm
Good night and joy be with you all
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6 Comments

  1. What’s the strumming pattern for this??

  2. You can play the a F C G and it still sounds good without the gaps in between

  3. I like to put it to +3 but with the capo on 2nd fret (this is the same as having it on +5, but easier to play). It’s a good key for female vocals, and it’s the same key as the versions in Assassin’s Creed Black Flag (both the ending song and the tavern version)

  4. if you transpose to +3 it becomes C G Am F and Dm chords which is easy to play and a good pitch to suit the female voice :)

  5. AnonMuffin

    Is there someone who can translate this into Tablature? I haven’t learned how to use chords yet.

  6. Love this song so much and it’s great to find chords! :D Thanks! :3

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