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"The Night Pat Murphy Died" is track #12 on the album Play. It was written by Sean Mccann, Alan Doyle, Bob Hallett, Darrell Power.
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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 got sober yet

Well, I said some of the boys got loaded drunk
And they ain't got sober yet
Well, as long as a bottle was passed around every man was feelin' gay
But O'Leary came with the bagpipes, some music for to play

That's how they showed their respect for Paddy Murphy
That's how they showed their honor and their pride
They said, it was a sin and shame and they winked at one another
Every drink in the place was full the night Pat Murphy died

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
Put the bottle with the corpse to keep that whiskey cold

That's how they showed their respect for Paddy Murphy
That's how they showed their honor and their pride
They said, it was a sin and shame and they winked at one another
Every drink in the place was full the night Pat Murphy died

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

That's how they showed their respect for Paddy Murphy
That's how they showed their honor and their pride
They said, it was a sin and shame and they winked at one another
Every drink in the place was full the night Pat Murphy died, go

They stopped the wheel of the hearse outside Sundance Saloon
All went in at half past eight and staggered out at noon
Went up to the graveyard, so holy and sublime
Found out when they got there, they'd left the corpse behind

That's how they showed their respect for Paddy Murphy
That's how they showed their honor and their pride
They said, it was a sin and shame and they winked at one another
Every drink in the place was full, the night Pat Murphy died

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

That's how they showed their respect for Paddy Murphy
That's how they showed their honor and their pride
They said, it was a sin and shame and they winked at one another
Every drink in the place was full the night Pat Murphy died
Oh, every drink in the place was full the night Pat Murphy died

Songwriters
SEAN MCCANN, ALAN DOYLE, BOB HALLETT, DARRELL POWER

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