Up to mighty London
Came an Irishman one day
As the streets are paved with gold
Sure, everyone was gay
Singing songs of Piccadilly,
Strand and Leicester Square
Till Paddy got excited
And he shouted to them there…
It’s a long way to Tipperary,
It’s a long way to go.
It’s a long way to Tipperary
To the sweetest girl I know!
Goodbye Piccadilly,
Farewell Leicester Square!
It’s a long long way to Tipperary,
But my heart’s right there.
Paddy wrote a letter
To his Irish Molly-O,
Saying, “Should you not receive it
Write and let me know!”
“If I make mistakes in spelling,
Molly dear,” said he,
“Remember, it’s the pen that’s bad,
Don’t lay the blame on me!
It’s a long way …
Molly wrote a neat reply
To Irish Paddy-O
Saying Mike Maloney
Wants to marry me and so
Leave the Strand and Picadilly
Or you’ll be to blame
For love has fairly drove me silly:
Hoping you’re the same!
It’s a long way …