Friday, March 16

Everything's Coming Up Irish: Preparing for the Big Day


Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. Are you ready?

The Galway Piper

Every person in the nation
Or of great or humble station

Holds in highest estimation

Piping Tim of Galway

Loudly he can play or low

He can move you fast or slow

Touch your hearts or stir your toe

Piping Tim of Galway


When the wedding bells are ringing

His the breath to lead the singing

Then in jigs the folks go swinging

What a splendid piper

He will blow from eve to mourn

Counting sleep a thing of scorn

Old is he but not outworn

Know you such a piper?


When he walks the highways pealing

Round his head the birds come wheeling

Tim has carols worth the stealing

Piping Tim of Galway

Thrush and Linnet, finch and lark

To each other twitter "Hark"

Soon they sing from light to dark

Pipings learnt in Galway

---John Renfro Davis


Would you like to join in the Everything's Coming Up Irish fun? Post anything related to Ireland or Irish things and send me the link (You can email me, or leave your link in the comments to this post.), then look for a link to your post in one of the upcoming ECUI posts. No blog? No problem. Email me your contribution or leave it in the comments and I'll post what you've contributed in one of the Irish posts.

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