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It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary
Written and Composed by Jack Judge & Harry Williams

London: B. Feldman & Co.

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[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 them there:

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 long way to Tipperary,
But my hearts' 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!"




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