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Paddy McGinty's Goat ----- Val Doonican + Lyrics Underneath

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Uploaded on Apr 3, 2011

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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,

Mrs Burke to her daughter said: Listen Mary Jane,
Who was the lad 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,

Then She went away from the village in disgrace,
She came back with powder and paint upon her face,
She'd rings on her fingers, And 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 going 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, upon 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 everything, I told you when I wrote,
But now I've one of nothing all through 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 the angel with the whiskers is Paddy McGinty's goat,

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