Pat Molloy Pat Molloy was an Irish boy, he left the County Clare He said he'd go to London for to see what sites were there He often heard that London was a very pretty place Well begod says Pat I'll go there so, to see it that's the case cho: Rally ra da diddle di do right fal de de But when he got to London, well he had a big surprise For the site of that great city nearly dazzled Paddy's eyes One day as he's going down the street, meditating to himself He spied a ragid Cockney and a donkey selling delph Now the damn auld ragid Cockny wouldn't let poor Paddy pass Saying speak unto to your brother and the pointed to the ass Begod says Pat I never thought I had a brother here And turning round he whispered something in the ass's ear Now when speaking to the donkey, well boys what did he do? He slipped a pebble in his ear. He did begod 'tis true The ass went mad, upset the cart, broke all the earthern ware And the damned auld ragid Cockny, he went crazy clean and clear. Well, the police they were called for to put poor Pat in charge Saying apprehend this vagabond, he should not be at large Begone you English Spailpin then says Paddy with a smile You thought I was an ass because I came from Eireann's Isle That's nonsense said the magistrate for you know the ass went mad I do indeed, Your Honor and I'm sorry too bedad Be careful said the magistrate I want no nonsense here Now come and tell me everything you whispered in his ear I will indeed, Your Honor. Your request I'll not refuse For you often heard that donkeys are very fond of news I thought I say a word or two, the donkeys's heart to cheer And now I'll tell you everything that I whispered in his ear They say that now in Ireland we have our wrongs redressed Our noble-hearted Irishmen no longer are oppressed We've got rid of all our landlords, Ireland to ourselves we have And when the donkey heard the news, well be Jesus he went mad The magistrate from laughing, he had to creep his head When he looked on dear auld Paddy and the things that he had said And turning round to Paddy, what a clever boy you are And for your clever answer I'll dismiss you from the bar. DB oct97
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