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Lyr Req: Paddy's Tour of Duty (Seamus Moore)

GUEST,Curious Clouseau 17 Jan 05 - 08:46 AM
Jim Dixon 18 Jan 05 - 10:04 PM
GUEST 19 Jan 05 - 05:45 AM
GUEST,999 14 Dec 09 - 05:54 AM
Jim Dixon 15 Dec 09 - 01:42 PM
GUEST,Sean Nicholson 08 Aug 17 - 02:10 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Paddy's Tour Of Duty
From: GUEST,Curious Clouseau
Date: 17 Jan 05 - 08:46 AM

I am looking for a song that was sung by Seamus Moore(JCB Man) called Paddy's Tour Of Duty. Would be grateful if anyone had the lyrics or the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy's Tour Of Duty
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 10:04 PM

This page advertises a CD by Seamus Moore called "Me Galluses and Me Gansey," which contains PADDY'S TOUR OF DUTY. I'm afraid that's all I could find.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy's Tour Of Duty
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 05:45 AM

i have the tape somewhere, will find it but don't hold your breath.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy's Tour of Duty
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 05:54 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EorRpYmmdXk


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Subject: Lyr Add: PADDY'S TOUR OF DUTY (Seamus Moore?)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 01:42 PM

This is a great song! Here's my transcription from the recording at YouTube:


PADDY'S TOUR OF DUTY
As sung by Seamus Moore*

1. We boarded at Saint Brendan. We were bound for London town.
We didn't have much choice in it. 'Twas Holyhead or drown.
Work was getting very scarce and the budget wearing thin,
So it was Paddy's tour of duty once again.

2. When we get to London town, we're bound to find a start.
I hear there is a lot of work out on Canary Wharf.
The Docklands it is boomin' with the yuppies movin' in,
So it's Paddy's tour of duty once again.

CHORUS: It's Paddy tour of duty. Hand me down me trowel and hod.
I'm off to make me fortune with a little help from God.
I know I'll see you sometime, but couldn't tell you when,
'Cause it's Paddy's tour of duty once again.

3. The first time I came over was the summer of seventy-nine.
The crack well it was ninety and I was doin' fine.
I went home for the Christmas and came back in the spring
For to do me tour of duty once again. CHORUS

4. Now, when we're comin' over, we us'lly go by boat,
'Cause, boys, when you're out of work, the money can be short.
Make a big kill on the buildin's and we go back home by plane,
After Paddy's tour of duty once again.

5. So we'll all go down Saint Brendan and we'll sail for London town,
'Cause when you don't have money, it's Holyhead or drown.
The work here still is very scarce and the budget wearing thin,
So it's Paddy's tour of duty once again. CHORUS

Yes, I'm off to do me duty once again.


[*I was unable to confirm whether Seamus Moore also wrote this song.]

Here is Seamus Moore's MySpace page, where you can hear a few more songs—but not this one


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paddy's Tour of Duty (Seamus Moore)
From: GUEST,Sean Nicholson
Date: 08 Aug 17 - 02:10 PM

Hi Sean Nicholson
I just stumbeled on this post
I co wrote this song with my good friend and colleague Jim Miller
If you want to know anything more about you can get me on facebook here is a link to my page
https://www.facebook.com/sean.nicholson.100


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