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Thread #3379   Message #16780
Posted By: Bo
27-Nov-97 - 01:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: Off to Philadelphia
Subject: Lyr Add: OFF TO PHILADELPHIA
Always amuses me how popular certain songs are. I found this for a discussion 3 months back.

OFF TO PHILADELPHIA
Sung by McCormack and others, Stage Irish

Oh me name is Paddy Leary from a spot in Tipperary.
The hearts of all the girls I'm a thorn in;
But come the break of mornin' it is they who'll be forlorn,
For I'm off to Philadelphia in the mornin'.

CHORUS: With me bundle on me shoulder, faith, there's no man can be bolder.
I'm leaving dare old Ireland without warnin';
For I lately took the notion for to cross the briny ocean,
And I'm off to Philadelphia in the mornin'.

There's a girl named Kate Malone, sure I'd hope to call me own,
To see my little cabin floor adornin';
But my heart is sad and weary. how can she be Mrs. Leary
When I'm off to Philadelphia in the mornin'? CHORUS

When they told me I must leave the place, I tried to wear a cheerful face.
To show me heart's deep sorrow I was scornin';
But the tears will surely blind me for the friends I leave behind me
When I'm off to Philadelphia in the mornin'.

CHORUS 2: With me bundle on me shoulder, sure there's no man can be bolder.
I'm leaving just the spot that I was born in;
But some day I'll take the notion to come back across that ocean
To me home in dear old Ireland in the mornin'.

Cheers, BO.