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The Night Pat Murphy Died  Great Big Sea



[D]Oh the night that Pad[A]dy Murphy died, is a night I'll never forget
[D]Some of the boys got [E]loaded drunk, and they ain't got sober yet
[D]As long as a bottle was[A] passed around every man was feelin' gay
[D]O'Leary came with th[A]e bagpipes, some music for to play
Chorus:
[D]That's how they showed th[A]eir respect for Paddy Murphy
    [A]                                [D] [E] 
That's how they showed their honour and their pride
[D]They said it was a sin a[A]nd shame and they winked at one another
[D]And every drink i[A]n the place was full the night Pat Murphy died

As Mrs. Murphy sat in the corner pouring out her grief
Kelly and his gang came tearing down the street
They went into an empty room and a bottle of whiskey stole
They put the bottle with the corpse to keep that whiskey cold

Chorus

About two o'clock in the morning after empty'ing the jug
Doyle rolls up the ice box lid to see poor Paddy's mug
We stopped the clock so Mrs. Murphy couldn't tell the time
And at a quarter after two we argued it was nine

Chorus

They stopped the hearse on George Street outside Sundance Saloon
They all went in at half past eight and staggered out at noon
They went up to the graveyard, so holy and sublime
Found out when they got there, they'd left the corpse behind!

Chorus

Oh the night that Paddy Murphy died, is a night I'll never forget
Some of the boys got loaded drunk and they ain't been sober yet;
As long as a bottle was passed around every man was feelin' gay
O'Leary came with the bagpipes, some music for to play

Chorus

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