"It's the Same Old Shillelagh"
Irish Folk Song
It's the Same Old Shillelagh was an Irish folk song, and the shillelagh term was strictly Irish.
A shillelagh was an oak stick or sapling.
This wouldn't be a bad song to teach your kiddies while they are young.
Hopefully, it's looked upon merely as entertaining verse!
Same Old Shillelagh Lyrics
Sure it's the same old shill-le-lagh me father brought from I-re-land -
And divil a man was prouder than he as he walked with it in his hand -
He'd lead the band on Pad-dy's Day and twirl it 'round his mitt. -
And div-il a bit we'd laugh at it or dad would have a fit.
Sure with the same old shil-le-lagh me father could lick a dozen men -
As fast as they'd get up, be-gor-ry, he'd knock'em down a-gain -
And many's the time he used it on me to make me un-der-stand -
The same old shil-le-lagh me father brought from I-re-land.
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