Does anyone know this old Irish folk song?

Question by romance@short notice.: Does anyone know this old Irish folk song?
I can’t for the life of me remember the name of this song.

My mom sings it all the time. It’s an old song about an Irish man coming home to his village, and the whole idea is that everyone who lives there comes to greet him. The major thing is that yuo’re supposed to rattle off all these rhyming surnames as part of the song, but I can’t remember a single one of them.

I need some meds to fix my memory problem haha. But in the meantime, does anyone know what I’m talking about?

Thank you!

Best answer:

Answer by shelby
is it this one??

a great day for the irish

Oh, I woke me up this morning and I heard a joyful song
From the throats of happy Irishmen, a hundred thousand strong
Sure it was the Hibernian Brigade
Lining up for to start the big parade
So I fetched me Sunday bonnet and the flag I love so well
And I bought meself a shamrock just to wear in me lapel
Don’t you know that today’s March seventeen?
It’s the day for the wearing of the green………..
It’s a great day for the Irish, it’s a great day for fair
The side-walks of New York are thick with Blarney
For shure you’d think New York was Old Killarney
Begosh and begorragh, every Irish son and daughter
Every good old Irish name and their relation
They come from Tipperary, Donegal and County Kerry,
They are all here to join the celebration……….
There’s Connolly and Donnelly, Ryan, O’Brien,
McLoughlin and Lynch, Pat Flannigan, McFadden, McPhearson and Finch
Hogan and Logan, Fitzpatrick, O’Bannigan, Danny O’Doole and Seamus O’Tool!
(note the Garland version includes a fast paced additional litany of names at this point)

It’s a great day for the Shamrock, for the flags in full array
We’re feeling so inspirish, shure because for all the Irish
It’s a great, great day…..
It’s a great day for the Irish, it’s a great day for fair
Begosh, there’s not a cop to stop a raiding
Begorrah all the cops are out parading
It’s a great day for the Shamrock, for the flags in full array
And as we go a-swinging, every Irish heart is singing
It’s a great, great day……..

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