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Poor Paddy on the Railway

Poor Paddy on the Railway – Irish Song

Poor Paddy on the Railway Lyrics

In eighteen hundred and forty one
Me corduroy breeches I put on
Me corduroy breeches I put on
To work upon the railway, the railway
I’m weary of the railway
Poor Paddy works on the railway 
In eighteen hundred and forty two
From Bartley Pool I moved to Crewe
And I found meself a job to do
Workin’ on the railway

I was wearing corduroy britches
Digging ditches, pulling switches, dodging hitches
I was workin’ on the railway

In eighteen hundred and forty three
I broke me shovel across me knee
And went to work with the company
In the Leeds and Selby Railway

I was wearing corduroy britches
Digging ditches, pulling switches, dodging hitches
I was workin’ on the railway

In eighteen hundred and forty four
I landed on the Liverpool shore
Me belly was empty, me hands were soar
With workin’ 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
Daniel O’Connell he was alive
And workin’ on the railway

I was wearing corduroy britches
Digging ditches, pulling switches, dodging hitches
I was workin’ on the railway

In eighteen hundred and forty six
I changed me trade from carryin’ bricks
Changed me trade from carryin’ bricks
To work upon the railway

I was wearing corduroy britches
Digging ditches, pulling switches, dodging hitches
I was workin’ on the railway 

In eighteen hundred and forty seven
Poor Paddy was thinkin’ of goin’ to heaven
Poor Paddy was thinkin’ of goin’ to heaven
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 workin’ on the railway