«The Night Pat Murphy Died»

The night that Paddy Murphy died

I never will forget,

The whole gang they got loaded drunk

and some ain’t sober yet;

And while the bottle was passed around,

sure everyone would stay

. . .

That’s how they showed respects to Paddy Murphy,

How they showed their honor and their pride;

And then they looked at Pat and all the others,

And everything at the wake was fun

the night that Murphy died.

«The Night Pat Murphy Died», popular Newfoundland folk song, as collected by Johnny Burke, early 20th c. (excerpt La Litera información)

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