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Poor Paddy On The Railway - The Dubliners

From the album "A drop of the hard stuff"

Original Key: G

Refrain 1 : (Slow)
G                                                       D7    G
In eighteen hundred and forty one, me corduroy breeches I put on
G                                                   D7           G
Me corduroy breeches I put on, to work upon the railway, the railway
    G            C   G                     D7     G
I'm weary of the railway, poor Paddy works on the railway


G
In eighteen hundred and forty two, from Hartlepool I moved to Crewe
G                               D7             G
And I found meself a job to do, workin' on the railway
G
I was wearing corduroy britches
G
Digging ditches, pulling switches, dodging hitches
G     D7             G
I was workin' on the railway

#2:
G
In eighteen hundred and forty three I broke me shovel across me knee
G                                                  D7    G
And went to work with the company in the Leeds and Selby Railway
G
I was wearing corduroy britches
G
Digging ditches, pulling switches, dodging hitches
G     D7             G
I was workin' on the railway

Refrain 2 : (Slow)
G                                                  D7        G    
In eighteen hundred and forty four I landed on the Liverpool shore
G                                                             D7           G
Me belly was empty, me hands were raw with workin' on the railway, the railway
    G            C   G                     D7     G
I'm weary of the railway, poor Paddy works on the railway

#3:
G
In eighteen hundred and forty five, when Daniel O'Connell he was alive
G                                      D7             G
When Daniel O'Connell he was alive and workin' on the railway
G
I was wearing corduroy britches
G
Digging ditches, pulling switches, dodging hitches
G     D7             G
I was workin' on the railway

#4:
G
In eighteen hundred and forty six I changed me trade from carryin' bricks
G                                        D7             G
Changed me trade from carryin' bricks to workin' on the railway
G
I was wearing corduroy britches
G
Digging ditches, pulling switches, dodging hitches
G     D7             G
I was workin' on the railway

Refrain 3 : (Slow)
G                                                              D7       G7
In eighteen hundred and forty seven poor Paddy was thinkin' of goin' ta heaven
G                                                                D7           G
Poor Paddy was thinkin' of goin' ta heaven, to work upon the railway, the railway
G                C   G                     D7     G
I'm weary of the railway, poor Paddy works on the railway

Outro to tempo:
G
I was wearing corduroy britches
G
Digging ditches, pulling switches, dodging hitches
G     D7             G
I was workin' on the railway
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