Irish wedding (1)/The Irish Wedding

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THE IRISH WEDDING.

Sure wont you hear what roving cheer,
Was spread at Paddy's wedding O,
And how so gay they spent the day
From churching to be bedding O?
First book in hand-came-Father Quipes,
With the bride's dadda the baille, O:
While the chanter with his merry pipes,
Struck up a lilt so gaily
Toddery teddery, &c

Now there was Mat and Sturdy Pat
And merry Morgan Murphy O
And Murdoch Mags an Tirloch Skags,
M'Laughlan, and Dick Durfey O
And then the girls rigg'd out in white,
Led on by Ted O'Reily O;
While the chanter with his merry pipes,
Struck up lilt so gaily O.
Toddery, teddery, &c

When Pat was asked if his love would last,
The chapel echoed with laughter O,

By my shoul says Pat, you may say that,
To the ead of the world and after O.
Then tenderly her hand he gripes
And kisses her genteely O,
While the chanter with his merry pipes,
Struck up a lilt so gaily O.
Teddery, teddery, &c.

Then a roaring set at dinner were met,
So frolicksome and so frisky O:
Potatoes galore a skirreg or more,
With a flowing madder of whisky O.
Their sound to be sure did'nt go the 'swipes,
At the bride's expense so freely O,
While to wish them fun the merry pipes
Struck up a lilt so gaily O.
Teddery, teddery &c.

And then at night O what delight
To see them capering and prancing O
An opera or ball was nothing (illegible text)
Compar'd to the style of their dancing O.
And then to see old father Quipes
Beating time with his shilelah O,
And all the while the merry pipes
Stuck up a lilt so gaily O.
Teddery teddery, &c.

And now the knot so sucky are got,
They'll go to sleep without rocking O:
While the bride-maids for so gravely prepare
For throwing of the stocking O.
Dacadems we'll have says father Quipes
And the bride was kissed genteelly O,
While to wish them fun the merry pipes
Struck up a lilt so gaily O.
Teddery teddery, &c.


This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.