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Come Back Paddy Reilly Videos

Come Back Paddy Reilly
Lyrics and chords
Percy French songwriter

If ever there was a man born to sing this song it has to be Paddy Reilly, formerly of the Dubliners. Here he does a fine version, not too sentimental but he still brings out the sense of nostalgia the song conjures up so well.

Brendan O’Dowda probably did more than anyone to popularise the songs of Percy French. This is his excellent version of Come Back Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff.

Foster and Allen recorded this popular version.

Irish singer Louise Morrissey, formerly of The Morriseys Folk Group, recorded this version after turning solo.

The choral group Canticle recorded this distinctive version featuring strong harmonies.


Come Back Paddy Reilly
Lyrics and chords

Links to other songs by Percy French
Mountains of Mourne
Abdul Abulbul Amir
Come Back Paddy Reilly
McBrean’s Heifer
Phil the Fluther’s Ball
Percy French – the songwriter