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Paddy Works on the Railway

Irish Song Lyrics - Paddy Works on the Railway

IN EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FORTY ONE I PUT MY CORDUROY BREECHES ON I PUT MY CORDUROY BREECHES ON TO WORK UPON THE RAILWAY...CHORUS IN EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FORTY TWO I LEFT THE OLD WORLD FOR THE NEW BAD CESS TO THE LUCK THAT BROUGHT ME THROUGH TO WORK UPON THE RAILWAY... IN EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE 'TWAS THEN I MET SWEET BIDDY MCGEE AN ELEGANT WIFE SHE'S BEEN TO ME WHILE WORKING ON THE RAILWAY... IT'S 'PAT, DO THIS,' AND 'PAT, DO THAT' WITHOUT A STOCKING OR A CRAVAT AND NOTHING BUT AN OLD STRAW HAT, WHILE WORKING ON THE RAILWAY... IN EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX THEY PELTED ME WITH STONES AND STICKS OH, I WAS IN A TERRIBLE FIX, WHILE WORKING ON THE RAILWAY... IN EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVEN SWEET BIDDY MCGEE SHE WENT TO HEAVEN IF SHE LEFT ONE CHILD, SHE LEFT ELEVEN, TO WORK UPON THE RAILWAY... IN EIGHTEEN HUNDRED FORTY EIGHT, I LEARNED TO TAKE ME WHISKEY STRAIGHT 'TIS AN ELEGANT DRINK AND CAN'T BE BATE, FOR WORKING ON THE RAILWAY... CHORUS: The rail...way, to work upon the railway faster now) I was wearing corduroy britches, diggin ditches, dodgin' switches, pullin' hitches while I was workin' on the railway

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