To Welcome Poor Paddy Home

h1 May 1st, 2011

This is a traditional Irish song I learned from the Makem & Spain Brothers. It’s on their latest CD “Up The Stairs.” I appreciate that they’re keeping the old songs alive!
[C] I am a true born Irishman
I’ll never [G] deny what [C] I am
I was born in a sweet [Am] Tipperary town
[C] Three thousand [G] miles [C] away
?[C] So hurray me [G] boys [C] hurray?
No more do I wish for to [F] roam?[C]
For the sun it will shine in the [Am] harvest time?[C]
For to welcome [G] poor Paddy [C] home

Now the girls thay are gay and frisky?
They’ll take you by the hand?
Saying Jimmy McGuinn would you please come in?
To welcome poor Paddy home


Well in came the foreign nation?
And scattered all over the land?
The horse and the cow and the goat, sheep and sow
?Fell into the stranger’s hand


Now Scotland can boast of the thistle?
And England can boast of the rose?
But Paddy can boast of the old Emerald Isle
?Where the dear little shamrock grows.


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