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The 7 Best Irish Drinking Songs

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day! That means: wearing green, kissing Irish people, and your friendly neighborhood bar crawl. It’s also an excuse for those of us with Irish heritage — or who wish they had Irish heritage — to randomly break into song, using inebriation as an excuse.

Without further ado, here are PJ Media’s 7 Irish drinking songs to get you in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day!

1. “The Rocky Road to Dublin”

Saluted father dear, kissed me darlin’ mother,

Drank a pint of beer, me grief and tears to smother.

https://youtu.be/0QdbeM2JWYE

2. “Drunken Sailor”

Put ’em in the longboat till he’s sober…

https://youtu.be/qGyPuey-1Jw

3. “Whiskey in the Jar”

I first produced my pistol and I then produced my rapier…

4. “St. Brendan’s Fair Isle”

I heard many stories both lovely and wild,

Of all the great dragons and monsters there be,

That swallow the ships as they sail on the sea…

https://youtu.be/0bp-9I20jh0

5. “All for Me Grog”

Well, I spent all me tin with the lassies drinkin’ gin, far across the western ocean I must wander…

https://youtu.be/5CCq2qvslCM

6. “Wild Rover”

And it’s no, nay, never — Right Up Your Kilt!

No, nay, never, no more — Up Your Own!

https://youtu.be/VEgDlOuy_y8

7. “Star of the County Down”

No pipe I’ll smoke, and no horse I’ll yoke,

Till my plough with rust turn brown,

Till a smiling bride by my own fireside,

Sits the star of the County Down.