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Published on Mar 17, 2008
Val Doonican ... what can you say about him? ... a singer from Eire who took T.V. by storm in 1964 for twenty years ... dressed in his cardigan and sitting in his rocking chair... Rock on Val The story of a goat to beat all goats I have pasted the lyrics for those interested ...
Paddy McGinty's Goat (Bert Lee, R P Weston) Now Patrick McGinty, an Irishman of note Fell in for a fortune and he bought himself a goat Says he: "Sure of goat's milk I'm going to have me fill" But when he brought the Nanny home he found it was a Bill All the young ladies who live in Killaloo They're all wearing bustles like their mothers used to do They each wear a bolster beneath their petticoat And leave the rest to providence and Paddy McGinty's goat
Missis Burke to her daughter said: "Listen Mary Jane Who was the man you were cuddling in the lane? He'd long wiry whiskers a hanging from his chin" "'Twas only Pat McGinty's goat", she answer'd with a grin She went away from the village in disgrace She came back with powder and paint on her face She'd rings on her fingers, she wore a sable coat You bet your life she didn't get those from Paddy McGinty's goat
Now Norah McCarthy the knot was goin' to tie She washed out her trousseau and hung it out to dry Along came the goat and he saw the bits of white And chewed up all her falderals, and on her wedding night "Oh, turn out the light quick", she shouted out to Pat For though l'm your bride, sure l'm not worth looking at I had two of ev'rything, I told you when I wrote But now I've one of nothing all thro' Paddy McGinty's goat
Mickey Riley he went to the races t'other day He won twenty dollars and shouted: "Hip Hooray!" He held up the note shouting: "Look at what I've got!" The goat came up and grabbed at it and swallowed up the lot "He's eaten my banknote", says Mickey with the hump They went for the doctor and they got a stomach pump They pumped and they pumped for the twenty dollar note But all they got was ninepence out of Paddy McGinty's goat
Now ould Paddy's goat had a wondrous appetite And one day for breakfast he had some dynamite A big box of matches he swallowed all serene Then out he went and swallowed up a quart of paraffin He sat by the fireside, he didn't give a hang He swallowed a spark and exploded with a bang So if you go to heaven you can bet a dollar note That angel with the whiskers on is Paddy McGinty's goat