Paddy McGinty's Goat
Now Patrick McGinty, an Irishman of note Fell in for a fortune, and he bought himself a goat Say's 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 the 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" "'T was 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 And I'll 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, and 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 won another naught 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 all the lot "He's eaten me banknote," said Mickey, with the hump They went for the doctor and they got a stomach pump They pumped and they pumped for that twenty dollar note But all they got was ninepence out of Paddy McGinty's goat Now old Paddy's goat had a wonderous appetite And one day for breakfast he ate some dynamite A big box of matches he swallowed all serene And out he went and swallowed up a quarter 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 on is Paddy McGinty's goat
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