"It's a Long Way to Tipperary" is a British music hall song co-written by Jack Judge and Henry James "Harry" Williams. Although there has been a long-standing controversy over authorship. It was originally penned as a ballad, it was the publisher, Bert Feldman, who suggested it should become a marching song. Now commonly called "It's a long way to Tipperary", the original printed music has the extra "long," making the correct title "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, humorously declare "You've come a long way..." in reference to the song.

Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license


composer: Jack Judge
instrumental recordings: It's A Long Way To Tipperary by 16th/15th Queens Royal Lancers
recordings: It's a Long Way to Tipperary by Albert Farrington
It's a Long Way to Tipperary by Harry Williams
It's a Long Way to Tipperary by John McCormack
Tipperary by The Soviet Army Ensemble & Boris Alexandrov
Wikidata: Q1160066 [info]
Wikipedia: en: It's a Long Way to Tipperary [info]