From the recording Pour Me Another One

Music & Lyrics: Roger Drawdy
Arranged by: Roger Drawdy & the Firestarters


(This is a rebel song)

Now Paddy dear, did you hear the news that’s going round?
The shamrock is forbidden by law to grow in Irish ground.
St. Patrick’s Day no more may keep, his colors can’t be seen.
Now they even made a law against the wearin’ of the green.

Some will lie with dogs and in the morning rise with fleas.
You can make your bed in John Bull’s red,
But for me self, I’ll be wearin’ the green.

I met with Fergus Crowley and he took me by the hand.
He says, “Now what’s the news from Ireland, can you tell me how she stands.”
I said, she’s in the most distressful state that I have ever seen.
Now they’re hanging everyone for the wearin’ of the green.


You can take the shamrock from me hat and throw it on the ground,
But it will take root and flourish there no sooner than it’s down.
The law can’t stop the blades of grass from growing in the dirt.
There is nowhere safe or sacred for a man to walk the earth.


I’ll be wearin’ the green!