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!
Lyrics:
[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
-Chorus-
[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

-Chorus-

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

-Chorus-

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.

-Chorus-

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