PADDY'S WEDDING
 
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Sure won't you hear
What roaring cheer,
Was spread at Paddy's wedding, O!
And how so gay
They spent the day,
From the churching to the bedding, O!
First, book in hand, came Father Quipes,
With the bride's dada, the baillie, O!
While all the way to church, the pipes
Struck up a lilt so gaily, O!
Then there was Mat,
And sturdy Pat,
And merry Morgan Murphy, O!
And Murdock Maggs,
And Thirlogh Skeggs,
M'Lochlan and Dick Durfey, O!
And then the girls dress'd out in white,
Led on by Tad O'Reilly, O!
All giggling as the merry pipes
Struck up a lilt so gaily, O!
When Pat was ask'd,
Would his love last,
The chancel echo'd with laughter, O!
Arrah fait, cried Pat,
You may say that,
To the end of the world and after, O!
Then tenderly her hand he gripes,
And kisses her genteelly, O!
While all in tune the merry pipes
Struck up a lilt so gaily, O!
Now a roaring set
At dinner met,
So frolicsome and so frisky, O!
Potatoes galore,
A skirraig or more,
And a flowing madder of whisky, O!
To the bride's dear health round went the swipes,
That her joy might be nightly and daily, O!
And still, as they guttled, the merry pipes
Struck up a lilt so gaily, O!
And then at night,
O what delight,
To see them all footing and prancing, O!
An opera or ball
W'ere nothing at all,
Compar'd to the style of their dancing, O!
And then to see old Father Quipes,
Beat time with his shillaly, O!
While the chanter with his merry pipes,
Struck up a lilt so gaily, O!
And now the knot
So tipsy are got,
They'll go to sleep without rocking, O!
So the bridemaids fair
Now gravely prepare,
For throwing of the stocking, O!
And round to be sure did go the swipes,
At the bride's expense so freely, O!
While to wish them good night the merry pipes
Struck up a lilt so gaily, O!
 
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Performed by Dan Kelly
 
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