P Stands For Paddy

Trad. Arr P. McKenna, D. McNee, R. Macmillan, S. Gray & E. Baird/Pub. Grian Music.

This traditional Irish song is one of the first that the band ever worked on together and seems to have become the opening song for most of our gigs. Ewan’s driving bodhrán is the nucleus that the band used to create a robust sound.

Paul: Vocals, Guitar
David: Bouzouki
Seán: Flute
Ewan: Bodhrán
Ruairidh: Fiddle

As I walked out in the bright morning,
to take a pleasant walk,
I sat down beside an old stone wall,
just to hear two lovers talk
just to hear two lovers talk my love,
to hear what they might say,
so I might learn a little more love before I go away

“P” it stands for paddy I suppose,
“J” for my love John,
“W” stands for false Willy-o,
but Johnny is the fairest Man
Johnny is the fairest man She Said,
Johnny is the fairest man,
I don’t care what anybody says for Johnny is the fairest man

come and sit beside me my love
nah, I don’t really have the time
for you love another little lad
and Your hearts no longer mine
and Your hearts no longer mine he said,
hearts no longer mine!
and I don’t care what anybody says for your hearts no longer mine,

“P” it stands for paddy I suppose,
“J” for my love John,
“W” stands for false Willy-o,
but Johnny is the fairest man,
Johnny is the fairest man She Said,
Johnny is the fairest man,
I don’t care what anybody says for Johnny is the fairest man

Well I will climb a high high tree
and rob a wild birds nest,
back I’ll bring what I find there
to the girl I love the best
to the girl I love the best he said
to the girl I love the best
back I’ll bring what I find there
to the girl I love the best

“P” it stands for paddy I suppose,
“J” for my love John,
“W” stands for false Willy-o,
but Johnny is the fairest Man
Johnny is the fairest man She Said,
Johnny is the fairest man,
I don’t care what anybody says for Johnny is the fairest man