Today is the Got Green Blogfest, hosted by the one and only Mark Koopmans.
Here’s the simple concept behind the Got Green? Blog O’hop:I'd LOVE to hear your Irish stories, real or imagined...
· What does St. Paddy’s Day mean to you?
· What are your family traditions on Paddy’s Day?
· What Irish food do you cook, if anything?
· What are your favorite memories, or future plans to visit the Emerald Isle?(Flash fiction is more than welcome for these or anything else you might want to share... I mean, seriously, we're only here for a pint of the dark stuff and a laugh.)
I wanted to have a little fun with this. I remember watching Whose Line is it Anyway? on a regular basis. One of my favorite segments was Irish Drinking Songs.
Below is a clip for those of you who aren't familiar with the segment. I apologize for the poor video quality, but this one is hilarious!
Now, here's my drinking song. I did my best to salute the Irish culture and still make it fun.
Irish Drinking Song
Let it be said that I’m a simple man.
A modest cottage is where my life began.
Now I work the land, a farmer to the end.
This emerald isle is my lifelong friend!
As an Irishman, I love the color green.
The rolling, grassy hills are a beauty to be seen.
I keep a shamrock on my shirt for luck,
shout “Erin Go Bragh” while working in the muck!
After a long day in the fields, I go to the pub
to have a pint o’ Guinness and some grub.
Sing with my friends long into the night.
Our drinking songs are boastful and impolite!
After a night of drinking, I go home alone.
Sometimes it’s sad to sleep on my own.
I dream of finding myself and Irish lass
with flowing locks of red and a dose of sass!
This Irish life is surely the one for me.
A simple life is the only way I feel free.
A warning to any who calls this life a farce.
My mates and I will swiftly kick your arse!
In honor of St. Paddy, people proclaim for a day
that they too are Irish and love our Irish way.
I say that’s grand, but there’s too much beer
to celebrate my heritage naught but once a year!