He's Living the Life of Reilly

He's Living the Life of Reilly

1917 Hear this song sung by Edward Meeker (1917) from Collected Works of Edward Meeker at archive.org. Hear Brian Hefferan sing his 2004 version [Verse 1] G Em Pat McCann a working man complained about his job D G D He carried bricks an clay on his shoulders every day G Em He though the job too hard so he resigned a year ago D A D7 Became a politican and he made a lot of dough [Chorus] G E7 A7 And now, he's living the life of Reilly D G Every-body respects him highly A When he goes in - to society D As he wears a big silk hat that looks like an Irish diplomat G E7 A7 His friends just sent an invitation D B7 to lead the march on old St. Patrick's Day Em He used to work at carrying bricks but since he got in politics G E7 A D G sure, he's living the life of Reilly [Verse 2] Everywhere that Paddy goes they treat him like a prince He says that very soon, he'll be owning a saloon An when it comes to making dough he surely takes the cake last night we caught him selling tickets to an Irish wake