The 7 Best Irish Drinking Songs

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.

2. “Drunken Sailor”

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

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…

5. “All for Me Grog”

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

6. “Wild Rover”

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

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

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.