The Wearin’O’ the Green
“O Paddy dear, and did ye hear the news that’s goin’ round?
The shamrock is by law forbid to grow on Irish ground!
No more Saint Patrick’s Day we’ll keep, his color can’t be seen
For there’s a cruel law ag’in the Wearin’ o’ the Green.”*
The Seventeenth of March each year.
We’re puttin’ on the green
In sympathy with Ireland, dear,
Opposed to King or Queen.
Sure, join in the hilarity,
Enjoy a pint or two
And drink to solidarity
With Paddy and his crew.
We welcome then Saint Patrick’s Day
From every town to Galway Bay.
*Anonymous Irish street ballad, 1798
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