A toast and a song for Darryl

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A talisman for Darryl

A toast from the Kavanagh Charter Horn, one of of the last surviving relics from the Leinster King that founded the Kavanagh clan.

The toast:
The Celts believe that when you come before God, he asks you to sing of your life. And God is not concerned with whether you were right or wrong, he wants to know how great is your poetry.
Darryl’s poetry is great indeed, and God will be pleased.

And with the toast a classic Irish Wake song:

Of all the money e’er I had,
I spent it in good company.
And all the harm I’ve ever done,
Alas! it was to none but me.
And all I’ve done for want of wit
To mem’ry now I can’t recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

Oh, all the comrades e’er I had,
They’re sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts 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 gently rise and softly call,
That I should go and you should not,
Good night and joy be with you all.

If I had money enough to spend,
And leisure time to sit awhile,
There is a fair maid in this town,
That sorely has my heart beguiled.
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips,
I own she has my heart in thrall,
Then fill to me the parting glass,
Good night and joy be with you all.

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