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Poor Paddy On The Railway

  • (Trad. Arr. MacColl)

    In 1841 me corduroy breeches I put on
    Me corduroy breeches I put on
    To work upon the railway, the railway
    I am weary of the railway
    Poor Paddy works on the railway

    In 1842 from Hartlepoole
    I moved to Crewe
    And I found myself a job to do
    Working on the railway
    I was wearing corduroy breeches,
    Digging ditches, pulling switches, dodging hitches
    I was working on the railway

    In 1843 I broke me shovel across me knee
    And I went to work with the company
    On the Leeds and Selvy Railway
    I was wearing corduroy breeches,
    Digging ditches, pulling switches, dodging hitches
    I was working on the railway

    In 1844 I landed on the Liverpool shore
    Me belly was empty, me hands were raw
    With working on the railway, the railway
    I am weary of the railway
    Poor Paddy works on the railway

    In 1845 when Danny O'Connell he was alive
    Danny O'Connell he was alive
    And working on the railway
    I was wearing ....

    In 1846 I changed my trade from carrying bricks
    I changed my trade from carrying bricks
    To working on the railway
    I was wearing ....

    In 1847 poor Paddy was thinking of going to heaven
    Poor Paddy was thinking of going to heaven
    To work upon the railway, the Milky Way
    I'm weary of the railway
    Poor Paddy works on the railway
    I was wearing ....

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