If You're Irish Come Into The Parlour lyrics

by Willie Brady

In sweet Lim'rick Town, they say, 
Lived a chap named Patrick John Molloy. 
Once he sail'd to U.S.A. 
His luck in foreign parts he thought he'd try. 
Now he's made his name, and is a wealthy man, 
He put a bit away for a rainy day; 
So if you gaze upon 
The house of Patrick John, 
You'll find a notice that goes on to say: 

CHORUS 
If you're Irish come into the parlour, 
There's a welcome there for you; 
If your name is Timothy or Pat, 
So long as you come from Ireland, 
There's a welcome on the mat, 
If you come from the Mountains of Mourne, 
Or Killarney's lakes so blue, 
We'll sing you a song and we'll make a fuss, 
Whoever you are you are one of us, 
If you're Irish, this is the place for you!

Patrick loved the girl he wed, 
But he could not stand his Ma-in-law, 
Once with joy he turned quite red, 
When she got into trouble thro' her jaw. 
Six police they had to take her to the Court, 
She was informed a month she would have to do, 
So Patrick quickly wrote 
Up to the Judge a note 
Explaining, "Sir, I'm much obliged to you!"

CHORUS 
If you're Irish come into the parlour, 
There's a welcome there for you; 
If your name is Timothy or Pat, 
So long as you come from Ireland, 
There's a welcome on the mat, 
If you come from the Mountains of Mourne, 
Or Killarney's lakes so blue, 
We'll sing you a song and we'll make a fuss, 
Whoever you are you are one of us, 
If you're Irish, this is the place for you!

Song Details

Irish Parlour
Irish Parlour...

Composers: Shaun Glenville&Frank Miller

Date: 1920

References:
Limerick - a city in Ireland located in the Mid-West Region - also part of the province of Munster.
Mountains of Mourne - a granite mountain range in County Down in the south-east of Northern Ireland.
Killarney - a town in County Kerry, in the south west of Ireland.

Category: Irish Folk Song - humorous

Covers: Ruby Murray (chorus only), Willy Brady (full song), Irish Rovers, Daniel O'Donnell, Caroline Neeson...

If You're Irish Come Into The Parlour by Willie Brady is featured on the album If You’re Irish Come in the Parlor: Master of Mid Century Irish Music (July 17, 2011)

If You're Irish... by Ruby Murray

Here is another version of the song by Ruby Murray, where she only sings the chorus. It's a fun version which gets the toes tapping and the voice pumping... enjoy.

Ruby Murray

If you're Irish come into the parlour, 
There's a welcome there for you; 
And if your name is Timothy or Pat, 
So long as you come from Ireland, 
There's a welcome on the mat, 
If you come from the Mountains of Mourne, 
Or Killarney's lakes so blue, 
We'll sing you a song and make a fuss, 
Whoever you are you're one of us, 
If you're Irish, this is the place for you!

[Instrumental... repeat Chorus]

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