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Dance To Paddy's Reels (Greeley's Reel) video
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I've played me tunes around the world
and now I'm home again,
I danced with hedon maidens
and got drunk with hairy men;
In far and distant countries
I have rosined up me bow,
And the door was always open
while old Paddy let her go.

Well, come and dance Paddy's reels,
share a bottle with a friend,
And it won't be long till we're
too old for whiskey in the glen;
So, while the fiddle strings are new
and the piper's reed in tune,
Put the dresser out into the yard
and dance around the room.

Well, somewehere in the deepest heart
of every mother's son,
A touch of what was Ireland
through the soul begins to run;
When the jigs and reels begin to flow
they seem to weave a spell,
They're as old as time and laughter
and what stories they can tall.

Well, come and dance Paddy's reels,
share a bottle with a friend,
And it won't be long till we're
too old for whiskey in the glen;
So, while the fiddle strings are new
and the piper's reed in tune,
Put the dresser out into the yard
and dance around the room.

Come out and dance at Paddy's reels
for we might not meet again,
But while you're so up beneath the roof
we'll dance from now till then;
And heaven just might take us
fore Saint Pete gets time to feel,
That an angel choir could use a night
of Paddy's jigs and reels.

Well, come and dance Paddy's reels,
share a bottle with a friend,
And it won't be long till we're
too old for whiskey in the glen;
So, while the fiddle strings are new
and the piper's reed in tune,
Put the dresser out into the yard
and dance around the room.

Well, come and dance Paddy's reels,
share a bottle with a friend,
And it won't be long till we're
too old for whiskey in the glen;
So, while the fiddle strings are new
and the piper's reed in tune,
Put the dresser out into the yard
and dance around the room.

Well, come and dance Paddy's reels,
share a bottle with a friend,
And it won't be long till we're
too old for whiskey in the glen;
So, while the fiddle strings are new
and the piper's reed in tune,
Put the dresser out into the yard
and dance around the room.

####.... Will R and George [b.1947] Millar of The Irish Rovers ....####
Variant of Come And Dance To Paddy's Reels recorded by The Irish Rovers (Silver Anniversary, record one, side one, trk#1, 1989 LP, Potato Records and Rover Records).

This variant was arranged and recorded by Greeley's Reel on their self-titled album (Greeley's Reel, trk#2, 2004 CD, produced and engineered by Dave Fitzpatrick, and recorded at My Own Studio, South River, NL).

A variant was also arranged and recorded as Come Dance To Paddy's Reel by Masterless Men (20 Years, trk#9, 2011 CD, Mt Pearl, NL).



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