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Today at the Irish Roots Cafe:
My Name is Paddy Leary: Off to Philadelphia

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Paddy Leary
I first heard this song, which dates at least back
to 1889, on an old Victrola recording on YouTube.
It was Wilfred Glenn I heard singing it, and it is still
up on YouTube today. It came out well before
the era of Tin Pan Alley in the U.S., and I consider
it a stage song of the 1880s-90’s

Faulty Credits
This is an old song composed by Battison Hayes (b.1859-d.1900).
It is not by John Patterson, of County Clare, Ireland, who is
also of some note. The Clare County Library had the wrong
attribution for a short while, but quickly corrected it after we
sent an email with the updated information. It is usually
given as a traditional tune, also associated with Stephen Temple.

The Victrola Version
The early version I heard was quite distinctive, with orchestra
in the background, and a rather…. exaggerated style, which I
think fits the piece, and how it was performed in the day.
John McCormack himself performed the song, as well as the
‘Irish Tenors’ in more modern times.
Todays video contains my version ‘Paddy Leary’, just because
it stuck with me for a few years.

Here are the Lyrics I normally use for this song:

MY NAME IS PADDY LEARY
Oh, Me name is Paddy Leary
from a spot called Tipp-er-ar-y-
The hearts of all the girls I am a thorn in
But before the break of morn-
it is they’ll be all forlorn
For- I’m -off to- Philadelphi in the morning
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chorus:
With- me bundle on me shoulder,
faith, there’s no man could be bolder
I’m lavin dare old Ireland witout warning
For I lately took the notion,
for to cross the briny ocean
And,, I start for,, Philadelphi in the mornin
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There’s a girl called Kate Malone
whom I’d hope to call me own
and To see me little cabin floor- adornin
But my heart is – sad and weary -,
how can she be Mrs. Leary-
If, I start for,- Philadelphi in the morning
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chorus:
With- me bundle on me shoulder,
faith, there’s no man could be bolder
I’m lavin dare old Ireland witout warnin
For I lately took the notion,
for to cross the briny ocean
And,,- I start for,- Philadelphi in the morning
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When they told me I must lave this place
I tried to keep a, – cheerful – face,….
For To show me hearts deep sorrow I – was scornin,
But the tears will surely blind me –
for the friends I lave behind me –
When- I start for, Philadelphi in the mornin
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chorus 2:
But though, me bundles on me shoulder
sure there’s no man can be bolder
I’m leaving now the spot that I was born in
Yet some day I’ll take the notion
to come back across the ocean
To- me- home- in – dear old Ireland-
in the- mornin-
(- end of lyrics -)

You can listen to our version of the song
on our iTunes podcast or on YouTube.
The links are given at the top of this blog.

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Video Shorts at the Irish Roots Cafe #16.
Skibbereen, a tale of famine and troubles
from our house band Sean Nós Abú.

Launch of Irish Video Shorts, season two!
Today we resume our Irish Video Shorts
program. The first selections this season
are my Irish Song videos, to be followed
by Irish genealogy video shorts.

Here are my notes on todays Irish video:
Skibbereen, a tale of famine and troubles.
This song tells of the coming of the great
Irish famine and troubles that ensue.

It begins with a young boy asking his father
why they left Ireland. After all, he hears
it spoken of by his father in glowing terms
all the time.

The Reason Revealed
This opens a floodgate of descriptions
including the potato crop failure, eviction,
rebellion, and death of the childs mother.
It ends with the young man vowing to return
to Ireland, reclaiming his heritage at all
cost.

Considered the grandaddy of all famine songs
actually written near the famine era, it has
become a favorite here at the Irish Roots
Cafe. (note: Kilkelly, another favorite song,
tells of a later Irish famine, and was written
in the last half of the 20th century.)

Watch and listen to Skibbereen on our iTunes video
podcast channel here, for free:
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Here are the lyrics that I use to sing this song:

Skibbereen
Oh, Father dear, I oft times hear you talk of Erin’s Isle,
Her lofty scenes, her valleys green, her mountains rude and wild
They say it is a pretty place where in a prince might dwell,
Oh, then why did you abandon it, the reason do me tell?

Oh, son I loved my native land with energy and pride
‘Til a blight came upon my crops, and the sheep and cattle died,
The rent and taxes were so pay, I could not them redeem,
And that’s the cruel reason why, I left old Skibbereen.

Oh, It’s well I do remember, that cold December day,
The landlord and the sheriff came, to drive us all away
They set my roof on fire, with their demon yellow spleen
And that’s another reason why I left old Skibbereen.

Your mother too, God rest her soul, fell on the snowy ground,
She fainted o’er in anguish, desolation all around.
She did not rise, but passed away, from life to immortal dream,
She found a quiet grave, my boy, in dear old Skibbereen.

And you were only two years old and feeble was your frame,
I could not leave you with my friends, for you bore your father’s name,
I wrapped you in my cóta mór in the dead of night unseen
and heaved a sigh, and said goodbye, to dear old Skibbereen

Its well I do remember, the year of ’48
When erins sons they rose again
to battle against their fate
I was hunted through the mountains
as a traitor to the queen
And thats another reason why
I left old Skibbereen.

Oh father dear, the day will come when vengeance loud will call
and Erins sons will rally round, together one and all
and I will be the man to lead the van, beneath the flag of green
And loud and high we’ll raise the cry,
Revenge for Skibbereen!
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   The #1 Celtic band in the U.S. on RN (4/25/2012)
  We have singers who specialize in Sean Nós Song,
  as well Irish Ballads in the English Language.
  Check out our band page on Reverbnation
  by clicking the picture on the left !

   Our ‘band’ name is set up as ‘Sean Nós Abu’
   Sean Nós means ‘old style’. Abu is a war cry !
   We are the house band for the Irish Roots Cafe

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You can follow Sean Nós Abú on Reverbnation at:
http://www.reverbnation.com/irishrootscafe
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Contact Us
You can reach the Irish Roots Cafe on Twitter; Facebook;
www.IrishRoots.com; and by mail at our U.S. location:

The Irish Roots Cafe
Box 7575
Kansas City, Missouri 64116

Sponsors Welcome.
Remember to keep the hedgerow growing –
with your donation, subscription or membership.
– Thank you, Mike O’Laughlin

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