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GUEST,Mr Happy Origins: Paddy on the Railway (45) Lyr Add: PADDY WORKS ON THE RAILWAY 17 Mar 05


Maybe it's this one:

[You'll notice there's actually 2 choruses in this version, because the tempo on some verses speeds up, then on others slows down again]


PADDY WORKS ON THE RAILWAY

In eighteen hundred and forty-one
My corduroy breeches I put on
My corduroy breeches I put on
To work upon the railway, the railway
I'm weary of the railway
Poor Paddy works on the railway

I was wearing corduroy britches
Digging ditches, pulling switches
Dodging hitches,
I was working on the railway

In eighteen hundred and forty-two
From Hartlepool, I roved to Crewe
And found meself a job to do working on the railway

I was wearing corduroy britches
Digging ditches, pulling switches
Dodging hitches,
I was working on the railway


In eighteen hundred and forty-three
I broke me shovel across me knee
And I went to work for the company
On the Leeds & Selby railway

I was wearing corduroy britches
Digging ditches, pulling switches
Dodging hitches,
I was working on the railway



In eighteen hundred and forty-four
I landed on the Liverpool shore
Me belly was empty, me 'ands were raw
With working on the railway,the railway
I'm weary of the railway
Poor Paddy works on the railway


In eighteen hundred and forty-five
When Daniel O'Connell he was alive (2x)
And working on the railway

I was wearing corduroy britches
Digging ditches, pulling switches
Dodging hitches,
I was working on the railway


In eighteen hundred and forty-six
I changed my trade from carrying bricks (2x)
To working on the railway

I was wearing corduroy britches
Digging ditches, pulling switches
Dodging hitches,
I was working on the railway


In eighteen hundred and forty-seven
Poor Paddy was thinking of going to Heaven (2x)
To work upon the railway, the railway
I'm weary of the railway
Poor Paddy works on the railway


Cheers,

Mr H


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