Who Sang The Night Pat Murphy Died? Great Big Sea

Great Big Sea Play cover art

Some other versions of "The Night Pat Murphy Died"
Credits
publisher: ©CARLIN AMERICA INC
writers: Alan Doyle, Bob Hallett, Darrell Power, Sean Mccann
release date: 1997-5-20
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock
length: 3:01
Oh the night that Paddy Murphy died, is a night I'll never forget
Some of the boys got loaded drunk, and they ain't got sober yet;
As long as a bottle was passed around every man was feelin' gay
O'Leary came with the bagpipes, some music for to play

[Chorus]
That's how they showed their respect for Paddy Murphy
That's how they showed their honour and their pride;
They said it was a sin and shame and they winked at one another
And every drink in the place was full the night Pat Murphy died

As Mrs. Murphy sat in the corner pouring out her grief
Kelly and his gang came tearing down the street
They went into an empty room and a bottle of whiskey stole
They put the bottle with the corpse to keep that whiskey cold

[Chorus]

About two o'clock in the morning after empty'ing the jug
Doyle rolls up the ice box lid to see poor Paddy's mug
We stopped the clock so Mrs. Murphy couldn't tell the time
And at a quarter after two we argued it was nine

[Chorus]

They stopped the hearse on George Street outside Sundance Saloon
They all went in at half past eight and staggered out at noon
They went up to the graveyard, so holy and sublime
Found out when they got there, they'd left the corpse behind!

[Chorus]

Oh the night that Paddy Murphy died, is a night I'll never forget
Some of the boys got loaded drunk and they ain't been sober yet;
As long as a bottle was passed around every man was feelin' gay
O'Leary came with the bagpipes, some music for to play

[Chorus]



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Ordinary Day
  • 2 When I'm Up (I Can't Get Down)
  • 3 The Night Pat Murphy Died
  • 4 How Did We Get From Saying I Love You...
  • 5 Donkey Riding
  • 6 Haven't Seen You in a Long Time
  • 7 End of the World
  • 8 General Taylor
  • 9 Seagulls
  • 10 Recruiting Sargeant
  • 11 Greenspond
  • 12 My Apology
  • 13 Jakey's Gin
  • 14 Something I Should Know
  • 15 Jolly Roving Tar
  • 16 Rigadoon

  • Album Information
    label: wea
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 0706301859223
    script: Latin