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Lyr Req: The Night Pat Murphy Died (Great Big Sea)

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mike - sjk@thezone.net 14 Aug 97 - 10:56 AM
Mountain Dog 14 Aug 97 - 11:03 AM
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Subject: Lyrics? - the night pat murphy died - by GBS
From: mike - sjk@thezone.net
Date: 14 Aug 97 - 10:56 AM

Does anyone have lyrics to the song - THE NIGHT PAT MURPHY DIED - sung by Great big sea?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics? - the night pat murphy died - by GBS
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 14 Aug 97 - 11:03 AM

Dear Mike,

Sorry, I don't have the lyrics, but thank you for clarifying the identity of GBS in your thread's title. It was oddly intriguing to open the thread wondering when George Bernard Shaw had gotten around to writing folkish tunes about the demise of a fellow Fenian...

Good luck in finding the lyrics!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE NIGHT PAT MURPHY DIED (Great Big Sea)
From: RunrigFan
Date: 28 Feb 11 - 05:15 AM

Great Big Sea - The Night Pat Murpy

Oh the night that Paddy Murphy died, is a night I'll never forget
Some of the boys got loaded drunk, and they ain't got sober yet;
As long as a bottle was passed around every man was feelin' gay
O'Leary came with the bagpipes, some music for to play

[Chorus:]

That's how they showed their respect for Paddy Murphy
That's how they showed their honour and their pride;
They said it was a sin and shame and they winked at one another
And every drink in the place was full the night Pat Murphy died

As Mrs. Murphy sat in the corner pouring out her grief
Kelly and his gang came tearing down the street
They went into an empty room and a bottle of whiskey stole
They put the bottle with the corpse to keep that whiskey cold

[Chorus]

About two o'clock in the morning after empty'ing the jug
Doyle rolls up the ice box lid to see poor Paddy's mug
We stopped the clock so Mrs. Murphy couldn't tell the time
And at a quarter after two we argued it was nine

[Chorus]

They stopped the hearse on George Street outside Sundance Saloon
They all went in at half past eight and staggered out at noon
They went up to the graveyard, so holy and sublime
Found out when they got there, they'd left the corpse behind!

[Chorus]

Oh the night that Paddy Murphy died, is a night I'll never forget
Some of the boys got loaded drunk and they ain't been sober yet;
As long as a bottle was passed around every man was feelin' gay
O'Leary came with the bagpipes, some music for to play

[Chorus]


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