Up to mighty London came an Irishman one day,
as the streets were paved with gold, sure ev'ryone was gay!
Singing songs of Piccadilly, Strand, and Leicester Square,
'til Paddy got excited, then he shouted to them there:
It's a long way to Tipperary, it's a long way to go,
It's a long way to Tipperary to the sweetest girl I know!
Goodbye Piccadilly, farewell Leicester Square!
It's a long, long way to Tipperary, but my heart's right there.
Paddy wrote a letter to his Irish Molly O',
saying, "Should you not receive it, write and let me know!
If I make mistakes in spelling, Molly dear", said he,
"remember it's the pen, that's bad, don't lay the blame on me".