“Paddy on the Turnpike”


Floating verses about Paddy's difficulties as he travels: "I'm just Paddy on the turnpike, I'll just be on my way, I'll just paddle down the turnpike To pass the time away." He describes his travels, admits he has no wife, and laments growing old


Not to be confused with the fiddle tune of the same name. Ohrlin's version, as the notes admit, consists mostly of floating verses; I don't know if a coherent version exists. - RBW


  1. Ohrlin-HBT 43, "Paddy on the Turnpike" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Ohr043


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973
Found in: US