Here’s a health to the company, song

Lizzie O’Hara, singing in English
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Lyrics

Here’s a health to the company and one to my lass,
We will drink and be merry all out of one glass,
We will drink and be merry all grief to refrain
For we may or might never all meet here again.

Notes

Two or three verses usually accompany this refrain and evoke the occasion as an emigrant’s departure. The song is quite well known in the northern counties of Ireland, and with varying text has been noted in Canada and in Scotland, where it was perhaps composed.