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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