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An Anonymous Worker

"Pat Works on the Railway" (karaoke)

"Pat Works on the Railway" (sheet music)


In Eighteen-Hundred-and-Forty-One,

I put my cord’roy breeches on.

I put my cord’roy breeches on

To work upon the railway.

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay,

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay,

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay

To work upon the railway.

 

In Eighteen-Hundred-and-Forty-Two,

I left the Old World for the new.

Bad ‘cess to the luck that brought me through

To work upon the railway.

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay,

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay,

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay

To work upon the railway.

 

In Eighteen-Hundred-and-Forty-Three,

‘Twas then I met sweet Biddy Magee.

An elegant wife she’s been to me

While working on the railway.

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay,

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay,

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay

To work upon the railway.

 

In Eighteen-Hundred-and-Forty-Four,

I landed on Columbia’s shore.

I landed on Columbia’s shore

To work upon the railway.

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay,

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay,

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay

To work upon the railway.

 

In Eighteen-Hundred-and-Forty-Five,

I found myself more dead than alive.

I found myself more dead than alive

From working on the railway.

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay,

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay,

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay

To work upon the railway.

 

In Eighteen-Hundred-and-Forty-Six,

I changed my trade to carrying bricks.

I changed my trade to carrying bricks

From working on the railway.

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay,

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay,

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay

To work upon the railway.

 

In Eighteen-Hundred-and-Forty-Seven,

Sweet Biddy Magee, she went to heaven.

If she left one child, she left eleven

To work upon the railway.

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay,

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay,

Fil-lee-me-oo-ree-i-ree-ay

To work upon the railway.


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