Song – Farewell Party

WRITERS

  • Bob Gibson
  • Bob Connelly

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Robert Josiah Music

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Song Notes

Cheerful instructions for a celebration of life. How to have a happy wake.

One-stop license for Farewell Party from Bob Gibson’s live recordingFunky in the Country available through Wixen Music.

LYRIC

Farewell Party

Don’t want no tears shed for me when I’m gone
Don’t wanna hear you sing no melancholy song
Don’t let your partin’ words to become my eulogy
Just have a ragtime band to play when you say goodbye to me

And keep that whiskey flowin’, boys, and raise your glasses high
I’m pleased to see you’re here to say farewell and not goodbye
Keep that whiskey flowin’, boys and raise your glasses high
And damn the man who dares to let my farewell party die

Don’t want no organ music bringin’ people down
Don’t want no long-faced mourners always hangin’ ’round
Don’t want no candles but let the flowers stay
The girls can wear them in their hair when they see me on my way

And keep that whiskey flowin’, boys, and raise your glasses high
I’m pleased to see you’re here to say farewell and not goodbye
Keep that whiskey flowin’, boys and raise your glasses high
And damn the man who dares to let my farewell party die

Roll the carpet back, boys, and let the dancin’ start
Sing the good old songs but don’t forget my part
Invite all the girls I’ve known and make sure they have fun
Hug ‘em, kiss ’em all alike like I damn sure would have done

And keep that whiskey flowin’, boys, and raise your glasses high
I’m pleased to see you’re here to say farewell and not goodbye
Keep that whiskey flowin’, boys and raise your glasses high
And damn the man who dares to let my farewell party die
It’s damn the man who dares to let my farewell party die

Words & music by Bob Gibson and Bob Connelly
© Robert Josiah Music