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Night That Paddy Murphy Died (The)

Irish Song Lyrics - Night That Paddy Murphy Died (The)Author: traditional

The Night that Paddy Murphy Died
is a night I'll never forget
Some of the boys got loaded drunk
and they ain't been sober yet
As long as the bottle was passed around
Every man was feelin' gay
and O'leary came with the squeezebox
and the music for to play

That's how they showed
their respect for Paddy Murphy
That's how they showed
their honor and their pride
they said it was a sin and shame
and they winked at one another
and every drink in the house was full
the night Pat Murphy died

Mrs. Murphy sat in the corner
pourin' out her grief
When Kelly and his gang
came tearing down the street
They went into an empty room
and a bottle of whiskey stole
and kept that bottle with the corpse
to keep that whiskey cold CHORUS

At 2 o'clock in the morning
they'd emptied out the jug
Doyle lifted the icebox lid
to see poor Paddy's mug
They changed the clocks
so Mrs. Murphy couldn't tell the time
and at quarter after 2
we argued it was 9 CHORUS

They emptied out the jug
but still they had a thirst
the next thing thay had done
well, you'll think it was the worst
And Mrs. Murphy fainted
when the news fell on her ears
when they scraped the ice
right off the corpse
and put it in their beers CHORUS

Than we stopped the Funeral Hearse
outside Sundance Saloon
We all went in at half past 8
and staggered out at noon
we went up to graveyard
so holy and sublime
and realized when we got there
we'd left the corpse behind CHORUS

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