Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Paddy Works on the Railway

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X:142
T:Paddy Works on the Railway
R:song
D:Quilty
Z:id:hn-song-142
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=120
K:Am
E | E2A AAG | A2B c2
A | GGG G2F | E2F G2
E | EAA A2G | A2B c2
d | e2c d2B | A3 A3 ||
AAA A2G | A2B c3 | GGG G2F | E2F G3 |
AAA A2G | A2B c2d | e2c d2B | A3 A2 ||
W:In eighteen hundred and forty-one
W:I put me corduroy breeches on
W:I put me corduroy breeches on
W:To work upon the railway.
W:
W:Chorus:
W:Filly me oo-ree aye-ree ay, filly me oo-ree aye-ree ay,
W:Filly me oo-ree aye-ree ay, to work upon the railway.
W:
W:In eighteen hundred and forty-two,
W:I left the Old World for the new,
W:Bad cess to the luck that brought me through,
W:To work upon the railway.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:In eighteen hundred and forty-three,
W:'Twas then I met sweet Biddy MacGhee,
W:An elegant wife she's been to me,
W:While workin' on the railway.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:In eighteen hundred and forty-four,
W:I landed on Columbia's shore,
W:I landed on Columbia's shore,
W:To work upon the railway.
W:
W:Chorus
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W:In eighteen hundred and forty-five,
W:I thought myself more dead than alive,
W:I thought myself more dead than alive,
W:From working on the railway.
W:
W:Chorus
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W:In eighteen hundred and forty-six,
W:I changed my trade to carrying bricks,
W:I changed my trade to carrying bricks,
W:From working on the railway.
W:
W:Chorus
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W:In eighteen hundred and forty-seven
W:Sweet Biddy MacGhee, she went to heaven,
W:She left one child, she left eleven,
W:To work upon the railway.
W:
W:Chorus


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