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beachcomber Origins: Paddy on the Railway (45) RE: Origins: Paddy on the Railway 03 Oct 19

Sounds like another "piss-take" on the Irish in the UK in the 19th C. Daniel O'Connell, who is mentioned in the lyric, was, of course, an Irish lawyer and MP whose perseverance in Westminster brought about law reform to allow Catholics to practise their religion in Ireland.

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