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Thread #143005   Message #1730613
Posted By: chico
30-Apr-06 - 01:32 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Its a Long Way To Tipperary

(G F° F#° D7, Em G/B Am G D7 G)

G                         F°    F#°   D7   (d d# e f#)
Up to mighty London came an Irishman one day,
G                     G°                  Bb°      F#7 Bm Am D7
As the streets are paved with gold, sure ev'ryone was gay!
G                            Bb°                     Bm   (f# g a)
Singing songs of Piccadilly, Strand, and Leicester Square,
    B7                         A7             D7
Till Paddy got excited, then he shouted to them there:

         G         (D7   G)    7    C          G (E° D7)
It's a long way to Tipperary, it's a long way to go,
                                     A7             D7 (a b a f# e d
It's a long way to Tipperary to the sweetest girl I know!
G             (g f# f) C             7    B7   (f# f f# > d# b)
Goodbye Piccadilly,      farewell Leicester Square!
       G                   G°   Em      A7          D7      G
It's a long, long way to Tipperary, but my heart's right there.

Paddy wrote a letter to his Irish Molly O',
Saying, "Should you not receive it, write and let me know!
If I make mistakes in spelling, Molly dear, said he,
Remember it's the pen, that's bad, don't lay the blame on me."

Molly wrote a neat reply to Irish Paddy O',
Saying, "Mike Maloney wants to marry me, and so
Leave the Strand and Piccadilly, or you'll be to blame,
For love has fairly drove me silly, hoping you're the same!"

[WWI Verse]
That's the wrong way to tickle Marie, that's the wrong way to kiss!
Don't you know that over here, lad, they like it best like this!
Hooray pour le Francais! Farewell, Angleterre!
We didn't know the way to tickle Marie, but we learned how, over there!

[1912 by Jack Judge and Harry Williams, English vaudevillian actors]/