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Updated 08/07/2018



Paddywhack – also known asPaddy Whack, Paidin an Bualadoir, Paddy Wack, Paddy O’Whack, Tommy Reck’s, When history's muse, Whoope! doe me nee harm good man, The Green Joke, Harp that in Darkness, Little Peggy's, and The Pig under the pot – is a traditional Irish tune.

A Paddy is still used by the English to refer to the Irish. In Francis Grose’s 1785 book “Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue” the term paddywhack is one that refers to a brawny Irishman. The verse quoted in the dictionary is this:

I’m paddywhack, from Ballyhack,
Not long ago turned soldier;
In storm and sack, in front attack,
None other can be bolder.