"It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary" 

 
Written & Composed by Jack Judge (1878-1938) and Harry Williams (?-1930) 

Published: 1912 New York: Chappell & Co., Ltd., 41 East 34th St.

MIDI file courtesy .Benjamin Tubb

[AutoPlay]  [Download]


Verse: 1

Up to mighty London came an Irishman one day, 
As the streets are paved with gold, sure ev'ryone was gay; 
Singing songs of Piccadilly, Strand and Leicester Square, 
Till Paddy got excited, then he shouted to them there:--

CHORUS repeated 2 times after each verse:
"It's a long way to Tipperary, 
It's a long way to go; 
It's a long way to Tipperary, 
To the sweetest girl I know! 
Goodbye Picadilly, 
Farewell, Leicester Square, 
It's a long, long way to Tipperary, 
But my heart's right there!"

Verse 2:

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"

Verse 3: 

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!"



For more music of the 19th and 20th Centuries, visit http://pdmusic.org/


Missourians of the First World War

Home: "Time Portal to Old St. Louis"