No wonder that those Irish lads Should be so gay and frisky, For sure St. Pat he taught them that,As well as making whiskey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So success attend St. Patrick's fist, For he's a saint so clever; O, he gave the snakes and toads a twist And bothered them forever!
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Source Notes: In Famous Single and Fugitive Poems, ed. Rossiter Johnson (1890). According to Rossiter Johnson, this song, which some regard simply as a traditional ballad, was written by Bennett and a man from the county of Cork "who sang it in alternate lines at a masquerade in that city in the winter of 1814-1815."
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