"It's a Long Way to Tipperary" is a British music hall song written by Jack Judge and co-credited to, but not co-written by, Henry James "Harry" Williams. It was allegedly written for a 5-shilling bet in Stalybridge on 30 January 1912 and performed the next night at the local music hall. Now commonly called "It's a Long Way to Tipperary", the original printed music calls it "It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary." It became popular among soldiers in the First World War and is remembered as a song of that war.
Welcoming signs in the referenced town of Tipperary, Ireland, did humorously declare, "You've come a long way..." in reference to the song. But they have since been removed.
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|It's a Long Way to Tipperary||Harry Williams|
|It's a Long Way to Tipperary||John McCormack|
|It's a Long Way to Tipperary||Albert Farrington|
|It's A Long Way To Tipperary||instrumental||16th/15th Queens Royal Lancers|
|Tipperary||The Soviet Army Ensemble & Boris Alexandrov|