|Text on Button||T.C. Bennett's "Paddy" Irish Intermezzo Pub. by Victor Kremer Co. New York, Chicago.|
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“Paddy” is a song written by T.C. Bennet, also known as Theron C. Bennett, and published in 1906 by Victor Kremer Co. in New York. The song was composed for piano and voice and features lyrics centered on an Irish railway worker. The term “Paddy” comes from a corruption of the common Irish boy’s name Patrick and is an outdated slang term for an Irish man, now considered offensive.
Johns Hopkins University. (n.d.). Paddy Characteristic Two-Step. The Levy S. Levy Sheet Music Collection. https://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/collection/058/122
Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Paddy. In Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved December 8, 2023, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paddy