#02869
Paddy When You Die (Arthur O'Brien) videos
#1303: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

Paddy when you die will you lend me your fiddle,
Oh, Paddy if you don't you can go to the devil;
Oh, be so kind as to lend me your fiddle,
And I'll play it everyday,
and I'll keep it nice and shiny-O.

Across the river from Ontario,
In the valley of the Gatineau,
Lived a man and his loving wife;
I made their acquaintance
in the last years of his life,
Sharp as a tack, as old as I was young,
Danced in the kitchen,
these were the words he sung:

Paddy when you die will you lend me your fiddle,
Oh, Paddy if you don't you can go to the devil;
Oh, be so kind as to lend me your fiddle,
And I'll play it everyday,
and I'll keep it nice and shiny-O.

It's a poorest day and I stay for a week,
With the stars and the horses
and the trout in the creek;
In the evenings he'd teach me an old tune to play,
Sometimes I'd get misty and he'd quietly say:
"That was a tune I heard from my brother Jack,
Before he went to the war and never came back."

Paddy when you die will you lend me your fiddle,
Oh, Paddy if you don't you can go to the devil;
Oh, be so kind as to lend me your fiddle,
And I'll play it everyday,
and I'll keep it nice and shiny-O.

Then I went away for a long, long time,
Around the world with a fiddle and a rhyme;
Three years later I came back again,
Neighbours told me
Patrick passed away in the spring;
Walked to the meadow pulled up a handful of hay,
From a long ways off I could hear the fiddle play.

Paddy when you die will you lend me your fiddle,
Oh, Paddy if you don't you can go to the devil;
Oh, be so kind as to lend me your fiddle,
And I'll play it everyday,
and I'll keep it nice and shiny-O.

Paddy when you die will you lend me your fiddle,
Oh, Paddy if you don't you can go to the devil;
Oh, be so kind as to lend me your fiddle,
And I'll play it everyday,
and I'll keep it nice and shiny-O.

####.... Jamie Snider of the Wonderful Grand Band © Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Arthur O'Brien of Bay Bulls, NL, formerly with Connemara and now with the Navigators (Arthur O'Brien, trk#1, 1997, produced by Paul 'Boomer' Stamp and Jason Whelan and published by Arthur O'Brien, St John's NL).

The video below features a live performance with the author, Jamie Snider, and the Wonderful Grand Band at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival August 7, 2010.


See more songs by the Wonderful Grand Band.

#2412: YouTube video by townside99
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

From Wikipedia:
Gatineau - river in western Quebec, Canada, which rises in lakes north of the Baskatong Reservoir and flows south to join the Ottawa River at the city of Gatineau, Quebec. The river is approximately 390 kms (240 miles) long and drains an area of 23,700 square kilometres.



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