Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1914

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Tommy Atkins. The song they sing as the march along

Written and composed by Jack Judge and Harry Williams
Price 60 cents

Courtesy of Leslie's Weekly
Copyrighted

For the United States of America and Canada Chappell & Co., Ltd.
41 East 34th Street New York
347 Yonge Street Toronto
For all other countries, B. Feldman & Co., 2 & 3 Arthur Street, W.C. London, England
Copyright 1912 by B. Feldman & Co.

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Lyrics

VERSE 1
Up to mighty London came an Irish man one day,
As the street are paved with gold, sure ev’ry one was gay;
Singing songs of Piccadilly,
Strand and Leicester Square,
Till Paddy got excited, then he shouted to them there:

CHORUS
“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 Piccadilly,
Farewell, Leicester Square,
It’s a long way to Tipperary,
But my heart’s right there!”
“It’s a 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”

CHORUS

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!”

CHORUS

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