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    "Plastic Paddy" Lyrics

    Eric Bogle

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    Hup! dee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee dah
    Hup! dee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee dah
    Hup! dee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee dah
    Hup! dee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee dah
    Hup! dee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee diddle-ee dah

    He's just a Plastic Paddy, singin' Plastic Paddy songs
    in a Plastic Paddy pub that they call The Blarny Stone
    There's plastic shamrocks everywhere, there's Guinness and green beer
    And a sign in gaelic above the bar which says "God Bless All Here"

    His guitar sounds like a wardrobe, and it's out of tune at that
    His singin' voice it ranges from a sharp to a flat
    He's just desecrated "The Holy Ground", ripped apart "Black Velvet Band"
    Sang some nights drunk and now he's sunk "The Irish Rover" with all hands

    'Cause he's just a Plastic Paddy, singin' Plastic Paddy songs
    in a Plastic Paddy pub that they call The Blarny Stone
    The publican's a proddy Scot by the name of McIntyre
    Who does not allow collections for the men behind the wire

    He's done awful things to "Molly Malone" and "The Farrows of Tralee"
    He's murdered "Carach Fergus" and poor old "Mother Machree"
    He's just thrashed his way through "Galway Bay" and "The Wild Irish Rose"
    and if he starts singing "Danny Boy", I'm gonna punch him in the nose!

    He's just a Plastic Paddy, singin' Plastic Paddy songs
    in a Plastic Paddy pub that they call The Blarny Stone
    There's Aer Lingus posters everywhere showing pretty Irish scenes
    all peaceful and idyllic, and very bloody green!

    "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" and "The Mountains of Mourne"
    In a central Celtic chiché, the man has left no stone unturned
    'Til he embarks upon the harp that once through terraced halls
    Accompanying himself on the Bodhrán, which takes a lot of courage

    'Cause he's just a Plastic Paddy, singin' Plastic Paddy songs
    in a Plastic Paddy pub that they call The Blarny Stone
    Now he's just sung in his mother tongue, "The Ancient Irish Curse"
    and cleared the pub completely by the forty-second verse!

    'Cause he's just a Plastic Paddy, singin' Plastic Paddy songs
    He's started singin' "Danny Boy", so it's time that I was gone
    and just one thought comes to my mind, as I stagger through the door
    Where are you when we need you, Christy Moore?
    Where are you when we need you, Christy Moore?
    This song was submitted on July 18th, 2007 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS.
    Written by Eric Bogle.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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