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Dear Mr Hance, There is a Scots song, said to be the most popular of its ilk before the arrival of Auld Lang Syne, which carries a captivating mix of sadness and reassurance. It is called “The Parting Glass” and this is an alternative term for a stirrup cup, our doch-an-dorrach, meaning drink of the door. The lyrics are of farewell from a guest departing.
The last slide refers to the Official Lyric Video of Ain't No Grave by Molly Skaggs (M.S.}}) *cover of the original Johnny Cash song*, the "newspaper background" can be seen scrolling in the back of the YouTube video. The scrolling background appears to be text from the Bible, or maybe the Gospels (I'm not familiar enough with either to say for sure, excuse my ignorance). "He took back every key" is a line from the 3rd verse. Also, in the beginning sentence "The gathering air for the Plenary, I believe they are referring "air" in the musical context, which would mean they are perhaps using this song as the "theme" music for this Plenary Session. It was a fairly easy one to figure out, however, what exactly is important about this song and music video I'm still not sure.