St. Patrick’s Day lyrics are a fun thing to look into and use in your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. When you have a party, you can sing the songs, or teach them to kids in the classroom, etc. There are plenty of St. Patrick’s Day songs you can sing, with various lyrics, some traditional songs, others spoofs sung to children’s songs that embrace the customs and traditions commonly found in Ireland. Here are a few of the more popular choices:
The first is about the leprechaun, known in legend to grant wishes, have pots of gold, and one that has to always tell the truth.
I caught a little leprechaun,quite wise and very old and he said to me, “You have one wish,would you like my pot of gold?”
“No thank you,” was my quick reply,”But how about another…A gift that’s truly precious and esteemed above all others?”
He offered then some emeralds, rubies, sapphires, pearls and a host of other treasures that would make your senses whirl!
As I rejected all his list his bright eyes flashed with fire and, angrily, he said to me:”What is it you desire?”
“A rainbow’s far more beautifult han its’ supposed treasure and the ‘rainbow’ that I’m wishing for is priceless beyond measure.
“I’d like to have the dearest friends a person ever had to share in all the good times and help me through the bad…
“To laugh and sing and joke with, love and appreciate as we live life’s greatest adventure that would certainly be great!”
“Oh, now I know you’re daft!” he said as he ran off with his pot…”to waste your wish on something you have already got!”-
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Here are the lyrics to a classic Irish song sun by Bing Crosby, and known well across the US and Ireland.
“When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” Written by Chauncey Olcott, Performed by Bing Crosby
When Irish eyes are smiling Sure ’tis like the morn in SpringIn the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing
When Irish hearts are happyAll the world seems bright and gayAnd when Irish eyes are smiling
Sure they steal your heart away
When Irish hearts are happyAll the world seems bright and gay And when Irish eyes are smiling
Sure they steal your heart away.
Or, if these don’t suit, make up your own about leprechauns, shamrocks, pots of gold, rainbows, finding luck, and wearing green. You can match them to children’s songs such as Mary Had A Little Lamb, Skip to My Lou, Row Your Boat, etc. You can add in your own words to the same meters and times so that it fits the music in place, but shares your own celebratory message of St. Patrick’s Day.