Patty McGinty's Goat (Dick Nolan) video
See also: Paddy McGinty's Goat (MacEdward Leach)
#1813: YouTube video by quickaccent2006
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

Now, Patrick McGinty, an Irishman of note,
Came into a fortune and he bought himself a goat;
He said, "Sure, of goat's milk
I now will have me fill!"
But when he brought the nanny home,
he found it was a bill.
Well, all the young ladies who lived in Killaloe,
They're all wearing bustles
like their mothers used to do;
They each wear a bolster beneath their petticoat,
And leave the rest to Providence
and Patty McGinty's goat!

Missus Burke to her daughter said,
"Listen, Mary Jane,
Who was the lad you were cuddling in the lane?
He'd long wiry whiskers a-hanging from his chin."
"Twas only Patty McGinty's goat,"
she answered with a grin.
So she went away from the village in disgrace,
She came back with powder
and paint upon her face;
She'd rings on her fingers,
and she wore a sable coat,
Ah, you bet your life she didn't
get that from Patty McGinty's goat.

Well, Norah McCarthy the knot was gonna tie,
She washed out her trousseau
and she hung 'em out to dry;
Along came the goat and he saw the bits of white,
And chewed up all her falderals
upon her wedding night.
"Well, turn out the light!" she shouted out at Pat,
Although I'm your bride,
well I'm not worth lookin' at;
I had two of ev'rything, I told you when I wrote,
But now I've got nothin' at all
for Patty McGinty's goat."

Now, old Patty's goat had a wonderous appetite,
And early one mornin' he ate some dynamite;
A big box of matches he swallowed all serene,
And then he went and swallowed up
a quart of gasoline.
Well, he sat by the fire and he didn't give a hang,
He swallowed a spark and exploded with a bang;
So if you go to heaven you can bet a dollar note,
That the angel with the whiskers
is Patty McGinty's goat.

####.... R P Weston, Bert Lee, Bob Adams and Bob Allen. © 1917, renewed 1945, Francis, Day & Hunter, Ltd ....####
This variant recorded by Dick Nolan (Happy Newfoundlanders, trk#9, 1973 LP, RCA Records, Toronto, Ontario, produced by Jack Feeney).

See more songs by Dick Nolan.

The video above features an abbreviated variant recorded as Patty McGinty's Goat by Harry Hibbs (All Kinds Of Everything, trk#4, 1973 LP, Marathon Music Incorporated, Toronto, ON).

See more songs by Harry Hibbs.

From Wikipedia:
Killaloe (Irish: Cill Dÿlua meaning Lua's church) - large village in east County Clare, Ireland. The village lies on the River Shannon on the western bank of Lough Derg with the "twin town" of Ballina on the eastern bank of the lake. The surrounding area is popular for hill-walking.


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