#02776
Paddy Doyle The Poacher (Sullivan's Gypsies)
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There is a man in our town,
He is a man of great renown;
He never comes out till the sun goes down,
Paddy Doyle the poacher.

Well, the local squire is goin' mad,
A peaceful life he's never had;
He can only blame one lad:
Paddy Doyle the poacher.

For snarin' rabbits, gaffin' salmon,
Stealin' chickens, he's your man;
Shootin' deer and pheasants, too,
There's no better in Ireland.

Well, a poacher's life is lots o' fun,
The girls they love him every one;
He lives on his wits and his old shotgun,
Paddy Doyle the poacher.

Well, the squire's age is ninety-five,
And nobody knows how he stays alive;
He gets all his exercise,
Chasin' Doyle the poacher.

For snarin' rabbits, gaffin' salmon,
Stealin' chickens, he's your man;
Shootin' deer and pheasants, too,
There's no better in Ireland.

Well, he sees him here and he sees him there,
The squire sees him everywhere;
He's sly as a fox, fast as a hare,
Paddy Doyle the poacher.

####.... Gypsy Don Sullivan (D McLennan) ....####
This variant was recorded by Sullivan's Gypsies (The Leprechaun, trk#8, 1969, Hi-Lite, Toronto, Ontario) which included Tom Sullivan of Tyrone, Ireland, and Garret Kavanagh, Fergus O'Byrne and Dermot O'Reilly of Dublin, before O'Byrne and O'Reilly formed Ryan's Fancy with Denis Ryan.


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