Dear Little Shamrock lyrics

by The Irish Tenor Trio

There's a dear little plant that grows in our Isle, 
'Twas Saint Patrick himself sure that set it; 
And the sun on his labour with pleasure did smile,
And the dew from his eye often wet it.
It shines through the bog through the brake, through the mireland,
And he called it the dear little Shamrock of Ireland.

The dear little Shamrock, the sweet little Shamrock, 
The dear little, sweet little Shamrock of Ireland.

That dear little plant still grows in our land,
Fresh and fair as the daughters of Erin,
Whose smile can bewitch, and whose eyes can command,
In each climate they ever appear in.
For they shine through the bog, through the brake, through the mireland, 
Just like their own dear little Shamrock of Ireland.

The dear little Shamrock, the sweet little Shamrock, 
The dear little, sweet little Shamrock of Ireland.

That dear little plant that springs from our soil, 
When its three little leaves are extended, 
Denotes from the stalk we together should toil, 
And ourselves by ourselves be befriended. 
And still through the bog, through the brake, through the mireland, 
From one root should branch, like the Shamrock of Ireland.

The dear little Shamrock, the sweet little Shamrock, 
The dear little, sweet little Shamrock of Ireland.

Song Details

Shamrock

Music: Traditional

Lyrics: Andrew Cherry (1762-1812) - Irish dramatist, songwriter, actor and theatre manager... more

Please Note: The video only features the first 2 verses, but I have included all 3 verses.

Brief: The shamrock is the national emblem of Ireland, and it has been associated with St Patrick's Day for centuries. According to the song, St Patrick introduced it to the Green Isle and called it the 'dear little shamrock of Ireland'. "When its three little leaves are extended" they denote that "we together should toil."... more

Category: Traditional Irish Folk Song

Covers: The Irish Tenor Trio (featured), John McCormack, Eileen Donaghy, Dick Haymes, Patrick O'Hagan, John O'Neill, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Bridie Gallagher...

Logo Dear Little Shamrock by The Irish Tenor Trio is featured on the album Great Irish Love Ballads.

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