It's a long way to Tipperary Lyrics - Bill Carrothers

Bill Carrothers Armistice 1918 cover art
release date: 2003-8-27
length: 6:53
mixer: Gérard de Haro
editor: Gérard de Haro
recording engineer: Gérard de Haro
Up to mighty London came an Irishman one day,
As the streets are paved with gold, sure ev'ryone was gay;
Singing songs of Piccadilly, Strand and Leicester Square,
Till Paddy got excited, then he shouted to them there:

"lt's a long way to Tipperary,
It's a long way to go;
It's a long way to Tipperary,
To the sweetest girl I know!
Good-ye, Piccadilly!
Farewell, Leicester Square!
It's a long, long way to Tipperary,
But my heart's right there! "

Paddy wrote a letter to his Irish Molly O,
Saying, "Should you not receive it,
Write and let me know!
If I make mistakes in spelling, Molly dear," said he
" Remember it's the pen that's bad,
Don't lay the blame on me."

Molly wrote a neat reply to Irish Paddy 0.
Saying. "Mike Mahoney wants to marry me, and so
Leave the Strand and Piccadilly, or you'll be to blame
For love has fairly drove me silly, hoping you're the same!"


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CD 1
  • 1 There’s a long long trail a winding
  • 2 Hello ma baby
  • 3 Let me call you sweetheart
  • 4 Cuddle up a little closer
  • 5 Say « au revoir »
  • 6 A call to arms
  • 7 America, I love you
  • 8 I’m always chasing rainbows
  • 9 And the band played on
  • 10 Christmas 1914
  • 11 There’s a long long trail a winding
  • 12 I’m afraid to come home in the dark
  • 13 Till we meet again
  • 2 Roses of Picardy
  • 3 Evening stand‐to
  • 4 Trench raid
  • 5 The leaning virgin of Albert
  • 6 Caissons
  • 7 Rum ration
  • 8 No‐man’s land
  • 9 Funk hole
  • 10 Birds on the wire
  • 11 It’s a long way to Tipperary
  • 12 The rose of no‐man’s land
  • 13 A rumour of peace
  • 14 The wait
  • 15 Keep the home fires burning
  • 16 I didn’t raise my boy to be a soldier
  • 17 Armistice Day