It's a Long Way to Tipperary

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Music and Lyrics by Jack Judge and Harry Williams

VERSE 1

C                                         G7 
Up to mighty London came an Irish man one day,

C                                        B7           En

As the streets are paved with gold, sure everyone was gay;

C                            B7                   Em 
Singing songs of Piccadilly, Strand and Leicester Square,

     E7          Am             D7              D7 
Till Paddy got excited, then he shouted to them there:

CHORUS

        F           G7    C 
"It's a long way to Tipperary,

       F           C 
It's a long way to go;

It's a long way to Tipperary,

       D        Bm   D7 G7 
To the sweetest girl I  know!

C       G7   C 
Goodbye Piccadilly,

F                   E 
Farewell, Leicester Square,

       C 
It's a long, long way to Tipperary,

    Am        D7  G7    C 
But my heart's___ right there!"

VERSE 2

C                                       G7 
Paddy wrote a letter to his Irish Molly O',

C                                   B7               Em 
Saying, "Should you not receive it, write and let me know!"

C                               B7                Em 
If I make mistakes in spelling, Molly dear," said he, 

   E7              Am                    D7               G7 
"Remember it's the pen that's bad, don't lay the blame on me."

CHORUS

        F           G7    C 
"It's a long way to Tipperary,

       F           C 
It's a long way to go;

It's a long way to Tipperary,

       D        Bm   D7 G7 
To the sweetest girl I  know!

C       G7   C 
Goodbye Piccadilly,

F                   E 
Farewell, Leicester Square,

       C 
It's a long, long way to Tipperary,

    Am        D7  G7    C 
But my heart's___ right there!"

VERSE 3

C                                       G7 
Molly wrote a neat reply to Irish Paddy O',

C                              B7            Em 
Saying, "Mike Maloney wants to marry me, and so

C                                B7              Em 
Leave the Strand and Piccadilly, or you'll be to blame,

    E7              Am             D7                G7 
For love has fairly drove me silly hoping you're the same!"

CHORUS

        F           G7    C 
"It's a long way to Tipperary,

       F           C 
It's a long way to go;

It's a long way to Tipperary,

       D        Bm   D7 G7 
To the sweetest girl I  know!

C       G7   C 
Goodbye Piccadilly,

F                   E 
Farewell, Leicester Square,

       C 
It's a long, long way to Tipperary,

    Am        D7  G7    C 
But my heart's___ right there!"

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Minor B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E7 E Minor F Major G7
Guitar A Minor B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E7 E Minor F Major G7
Mandolin A Minor B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E7 E Minor F Major G7
Piano A Minor B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E7 E Minor F Major G7
Ukulele A Minor B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E7 E Minor F Major G7