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    "The Wearing Of The Green" Lyrics

    Peggy Lee

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    Oh, Paddy dear, and did you hear
    The news that's going round?
    The shamrock is forbid by law
    To grow on Irish ground!
    St. Patrick's Day no more we'll keep,
    His color can't be seen,
    For there's a bloomin' law agin'
    The wearing of the green.
    I met with Napper Tandy
    And he took me by the hand,
    And he said, "How's poor old Ireland
    And how does she stand?"
    "She's the most distressful country
    That ever yet was seen;
    They're hanging men and women there
    For wearing of the green."

    Then since the color we must wear
    Is England's cruel red,
    Sure Ireland's songs will ne'er forget
    The blood that they have shed.
    You may take the shamrock from your hat now,
    Cast it on the sod,
    But 'twill take root and flourish still,
    Tho' under foot it's trod.
    When the law can stop the blades of green
    From growing as they grow,
    And when the leaves in summertime
    Their verdue dare not show,
    Then I will change the color that I
    Wear in my canteen;
    But 'till that day, please God, I'll stick
    To wearing of the green
    This song was submitted on November 3rd, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Leroy Anderson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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