The Theatiki Fife and Drum Corps has become known for both playing and singing a popular ancient song, The Parting Glass. This old Scottish song was commonly sung as a “parting” song. Over the years of the corps existence, many friendships have been made and relationships formed. Unfortunately, with the forming of friendship so also comes the parting of friends. For those we have lost, for those who have gone before, we raise a parting glass.
Of all the money that ere I had, I spent it in good company.
And of all the harm that ere I’ve done, alas was done to none but me.
And all I’ve done for want of wit, to memory now I cannot recall.
So fill me to the parting glass. Goodnight and joy be with you all.
Of all the comrades that ere I had, they’re sorry for my going away,
And of all the sweethearts that ere I had , they wish me one more day to stay,
But since it falls unto my lot that I should rise while you should not,
I will gently rise and I’ll softly call, “Goodnight and joy be with you all!”