March 17, 2017 – St. Patrick’s Day Nancy Pilling
Inspired by the master…Dr. Suess!!!
I am Sam…Sam I am!
I do not like green beer and lamb,
No, no…I do not like green beer and lamb,
Even if my name is Sam!
I like my beer with a golden hue,
A full body with a malted flavor,
That delights the palate but adds a wee kick too!
Green beer began,
With that damed Leprechan!
‘Fiddle dee dee! Fi Fie Fo Fum!
He shouted gleefully as he twiddled his thumbs.
He wore a tattered green top hat,
Boots and britches that did not fit well,
Ah! But his top coat of green velvet did look mighty swell!
The fiend had a face ugly as sin,
With a loud cackle he held up his glass,
And with a devilish grin,
He challenged the folk with a passionate cry,
‘Drink yee a toast to the Emerald Isle,
No potatoes – for sure,
But plenty o’ ale!’
Drink to the Saints
Who are long since dead!
Drink to the poor bastards,
Who…through their own stupidity…lost their head.’
‘You’ll never catch me. Oh no, you won’t!’
Me pot o’ Gold remains a mystery,
Secured in and riddled in history, But its is on this day that I taunt,
Chase those rainbows, high and low,
Catch ‘em and a 1,000 gold pieces to you will go!
Be swift now, if you dare,
But have a care.’
Roast a lamb in good faith.
And raise a glass,
St. Patty’s day will soon pass,
Your memory of green beer and lamb,
Will leave you with queasy disgust,
Yet a year from now…on this date,
Even though you may protest,
You’ll drink green beer and dine on lamb,
Even if your name is Sam,
You’ll scream in sickly delight as you play,
“My name is Sam…Sam I am!”
I do not like green beer and lamb!
But what the fuck,
I’ll raise a glass of green beer and with leg o’ lamb in hand,
And say to all my friends oh so dear,
I’ll say it is loud, I’ll say it in good cheer,
What will I say?
Why I’ll shout
Have a HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY!!!