• Artist: Paul Grady
  • Title: Paddy Clarke
  • Genre: Folk
  • Mood: Laid Back/Groovy
  • Speed: Medium (78-95)
  • Instruments: Acoustic Piano, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), All Other, Bass
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 7/20/2012
  • Lyric themes: Traveling, Storytelling, Change, Optimism
  • Lyrics: A Song for Paddy Clarke The story of young Paddy Clarke Stirred my memories as a kid By the fields and factory walls And all my friends and brothers did. Apples taken from the orchard Thrown in battle, gobbled down Littered there the morning after All red promise turned to brown. CHORUS Ha ha there’s many ways to say that In fellowship, in sympathy With a cautious eye upon the world Some might say it cynically. Ha ha I’ll raise a glass for Paddy He of spirit still unbowed Telling jokes to pass the while Indifferent to his place in the crowd And children’s tears get overlooked In the struggle to be free And Paddy was the bravest one All his words like infantry The sunlight of a summer morning The hours that belong to youth Adventures there in town and forest Seeking pleasure, finding truth CHO A grey mist off the Irish coast That day in 1854 Sailing on the Jeanie Johnston To the fields of Ennismore And later in the factories A steady job, a wage assured Weekends there were songs and stories The spirit of a life endured CHO
  • Keywords: simple, Bass, Guitar, Organic

About Paul Grady

Been writing songs for many years. Had a few recorded including "Another Pot O' Tea" (Anne Murray, Emmylou Harris). Play at church on Sunday and the occasional coffeehouse, It's a joy...
the photo is me with my Silvertone electric & grandmother Doris "Toots" Johnson 1964.

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