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Oh I woke me up this morning and, I heard a joyful song.
From the throats of happy Irishmen, a hundred thousand strong.
Sure it was the Hibernian brigade,
Lining up for to start the big parade.

So I fetched me Sunday bonnet, and the flag I love so well,
And I bought me-self a shamrock, just to wear in me lapel.
Don't you know that today's March seventeen?
It's the day for the wearing of the green.

It's a great day for the Irish,
It's a great day for fair.
The sidewalks of New York are thick with blarney,
For sure you'd think New York was Old Killarney!

It's a great day for the shamrock,
For the flags in full array.
We're feeling so inspire-ish,
Sure, because the all the Irish,
It's a great, great day!

Begosh, and begorrah, every Irish son and daughter,
Every good old Irish name and his relation.
They come from Tipperary, Donegal and County Kerry,
But they all are here to join the celebration.

Now there's Terence O'Toole and his cousin Phil O'Doherty,
Patrick O'Bogle and Mullin McGrew,
Mike Maley, Tim Dayley and Barney O'Flagherty,
Danny O'Doolan and Shamus Carewe.

Conleys and Donleys and Padraic O'Bannigan,
Ryans, O'Briens, McLaughlans and Lynch,
McGloans and McFaddens and Mister Pat Flanaghan,
Hogans and Glogans, McPhersons and Finch.

It's a great day for the Irish,
It's a great day for fair.
Begosh there's not a cop to stop a raiding,
Begorrah all the cops are out parading!

It's a great day for the shamrock,
For the flags in full array,
And as we go a-swingin'
Every Irish heart is singin',
It's a great, great day!

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— "It's a Great Day for the Irish" by Roger Edens and Judy Garland.
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