Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore

Here are two versions of Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore from Paul Brady and Andy Irvine. The videos are only separated by about 35 years!

Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore

From Derry quay we sailed away
On the twenty-third of May
We were boarded by a pleasant crew
Bound for Americay
Fresh water there we did take on
Five thousand gallons or more
In case we’d run short going to NewYork
Far away from the Shamrock shore.

So fare thee well, sweet Liza dear
And likewise to Derry town,
And twice farewell to me comrade boys,
Who dwell on that sainted ground
If ever fortune should favor me
Or I do have money in store,
I’ll come back and I’ll wed the sweet lassie I left
On Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore

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