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The Wearing of the Green

The Wearing of the Green – Irish Song

Lyrics of The Wearing of the Green

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 name no more you’ll here
His colors can’t be seen
They’ve gone and passed a law against
The wearing of the green
Sure I looked at Napper Tandy
And he took me by the hand
And he said, “How’s dear old Ireland
And how does she stand?”
It’s the most distressful country
That ever you have seen
They’re hanging men and women
For wearing of the green
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 name no more you’ll here
His colors can’t be seen
They’ve gone and passed a law against
The wearing of the green
They’re hanging men and women
For wearing of the green