According to Urban Dictionary, Paddy is:

1. Shortened name for Patrick.
2. Inoffensive name for an Irishman.
3. Offensive name for an Irishman.


Here's another version sent by David:

My mother use to recite this to the grandchildren and it is called "Paddy on the Railroad" and it goes like this...

Paddy on the railroad
Paddy on the Sea

Paddy lost his britches
and blamed it on me.
I told Ma, Ma told Pa

Paddy got a lickin HA! Ha! Ha!

It was a song or poem that her grandmother taught her when she was a little girl and her Grandmother came from County Cork, Ireland.


Please email us the version you know, telling us where it's from if possible. Thanks! Mama Lisa

The version in the video replaces "paddy" with "piggy" and instead of picking up "stones" he's picking up "sticks".
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