This Monday is St. Patrick’s Day, a chance for Irish people to celebrate Irishness and for people who are not Irish (even by descent) to pretend that they are. Things that are not usually green will be made green.
Note: these are just five great Irish songs about Ireland, not THE five greatest Irish songs about Ireland. Extensive research has lead us to conclude that there are indeed several more, but space forbids them all being included here.
What? They’re are all great, OK? We didn’t just use the word because it’s a pun on Great Britain or anything.
“The Lambeth Walk”
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