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shipcmo Sea Chantey Lyrics, MIDI tunes, & MP3's (54* d) Lyr/Tune Add: PADDY WEST 20 Feb 11


You have heard of the academy of Mister Paddy West?
For style and popularity, my school it is the best.
For I've only room for forty and I'm boarding seventy-four
And sure, by Jesus, who is that, comes knocking on my door?

O me name is Patrick Dooley and I've dragged me weary way
All the way from dear old Ireland and I wants to go to sea.
"Come in, me friend," says Paddy, "you're as safe as house ashore,
You're an Irishman and a gentleman and a townie of me own."

"Now, observe this hole within the wall, that is a furnace door,
And there is the shovel and stone, me boys, that lay upon the floor.
You take the shovel and the stones and through the furnace go,
And I'll make you a western Ocean fireman with a dungaree jacket, O!"

O we know the way to Auckland and the lights on Sydney Head
We've saved our lives and a little beside on a cold and North Sea wreck;
O I've crossed the Western Ocean and I've battled round the Horn,
And once I nearly foundered in the Gulf of Capricorn.

And I've doffed me glass to a Chinese lass in the ricefields of Siam,
And I've said adieu to a wild....

T:Paddy West
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w:You have heard of the a ca de my of Mis ter Pad dy West For style and pop u lar i ty, my school it is the best.   For I've on ly room for for ty and I'm board ing se ven ty four, And sure by Je sus who is that comes knock ing on my door?

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