#02467
Paddy The Peddler (Mark Hiscock) videos
#596: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

It's many's the year I've been at this game,
Sellin' me wares in sunshine and rain;
Me father and mother the same as me,
On the day I was born I knew who I'd be.

I'm Paddy the peddler from Patrick Street,
I peddle to all kind I happen to meet;
But peddling's me own trade, me only job,
I earn a fair living and I make a few bob.

I know that me sales-talk may not be smart,
Mixing with gentry I never had heart;
But most all the folks that stop for a look,
Go away with a pie or a second-hand book.

I'm Paddy the peddler from Patrick Street,
I peddle to all kind I happen to meet;
But peddling's me own trade, me only job,
I earn a fair living and I make a few bob.

I met the young Garda, he was seven feet tall,
He's seen some things and worked by the law,
He solemnly declared 'fore his crossing the waves;
I looked in his eyes and he heard me say:

I'm Paddy the peddler from Patrick Street,
I peddle to all kind I happen to meet;
But peddling's me own trade, me only job,
I earn a fair living and I make a few bob.

I know that in years I'm getting on,
The time I have left can't be very long;
I make sure I'm ready, me peace I've made,
And if I be in heaven I'll still do King's Praise.

I'm Paddy the peddler from Patrick Street,
I peddle to all kind I happen to meet;
But peddling's me own trade, me only job,
I earn a fair living and I make a few bob.

####.... Author unknown ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Mark Hiscock (The Music Takes Me Back, 2003, trk#7, Avondale Music, St John's, NL).

See more songs by Mark Hiscock.

The video below features a recording by Harry Hibbs [1942-1989] (A Musical Tour Of Ireland, 1982, trk#6, Fantasia Records and Tapes, Mississauga, Ontario); and (Bell Island Boy, trk#8, 1995, a special limited edition of 1000 CDs produced by Marty Hibbs to raise money for the Harry Hibbs Memorial Park scheduled to open on Bell Island that year).

See more songs by Harry Hibbs.

#1854: YouTube video by quickaccent2006
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~


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