IN IRELAND

In Ireland 'tis the shamrock -- here, 'tis the maple leaf;
We claim we take a long walk -- the Irish think 'tis brief;
They walk upon the hillside as well as in the vale;
They welcome folk with great pride and offer them some ale.
The friendly folk from Ireland show hospitality;
The cares and problems they withstand preserve the family.
Their culture they do keep alive wherever they may roam;
For they work hard to settle here and build themselves a home.

Some Irish music's happy and some is very sad;
It can make you dance or cry, feel joyous and be glad.
Some songs may pull your heartstrings and make you very quiet;
Others make you laugh and sing -- to lift your spirits, try it!
In Ireland 'tis the shamrock -- here, 'tis the maple leaf;
The Irish folk will always be much loved, beyond belief.
So, hats off to the Irish and with them, celebrate --
"THE TOP OF THE MARNIN' ONE AND ALL A'WEARIN' GREEN THIS DATE!"

--Doreen (Adams) Ellis

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SHAMROCK DAY

Best of wishes on this day, the Irish shamrock brings
Good Luck to all good Irish men -- to women -- em'rald rings.
Part of me is Irish, too, but 'tis not sure which part,
For Irish music, dance and song, can really stir my heart.
My folks, way back, from Ireland came, made Canada their home
And, by and by, I came along but never did I roam
In Ireland where I'd love to go and visit Florence Court,
From Flomsport, County Fermanagh, obtain first-hand report.
Of all the glowing tales I've heard, it makes me wonder some
If Ireland's all that wonderful, why to Canada they'd come?

Sure'n they brought some with them, then -- a little of the green?
For Canada's much better since the Irish came on the scene.
Information given here came not from my Irish kin;
I must have read it in a book of tales the Irish spin.
I had not been born as yet, in Canada, you see,
But, sure'n I know it for a fact -- I'm as Irish as can be!
So I'll be after wishin' all, be they Irish or just keen
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day -- by the wearin' o' the green --
HAPPY ST. PAT'S TO ALL THE IRISH CANADIANS who
Left Ireland for this distant shore and made their home here, too!

--Doreen (Adams) Ellis

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"ST. PATRICK'S DAY IN THE MORNIN'!"

Men and women, children, too, set sail from Ireland's shore
With stories, legends, myths we love to fill up books galore.
Shamrocks, fairies, leprechauns, the wearin' o' the green
"St. Patrick's Day in the mornin'!" 'Tis on March seventeen!

Holiday it was back home for 'tis the day he died;
The people took him for their own, mourned his loss and cried.
Every year on this same day they do commemorate
"St. Patrick's Day in the mornin!" This very special date!

While 'tis not a holiday in many lands like this,
Most Irish sons and families would think it quite remiss -
If they had no green to wear - no shamrock could they find
"St. Patrick's Day in the mornin'!" 'Tis always brought to mind!

When you dress this mornin' then, don't let yourself be seen
Until you honour St. Patrick by the wearin' o' the green.
Christian ways he practised so, now, Irish people share
"St. Patrick's Day in the mornin'!" Blessings to all out there!

--Doreen (Adams) Ellis

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