Paddy on the Turnpike

DESCRIPTION: Floating verses about Paddy's difficulties as he travels: "I'm just Paddy on the turnpike, I'll just be on my way, I'll just paddle down the turnpike To pass the time away." He describes his travels, admits he has no wife, and laments growing old
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1973
KEYWORDS: floatingverses rambling age
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ohrlin-HBT 43, "Paddy on the Turnpike" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Not to be confused with the fiddle tune of the same name. Ohrlin's version, as the notes admit, consists mostly of floating verses; I don't know if a coherent version exists. - RBW
File: Ohr043

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