When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure ’tis like a morn in spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter you can hear the angels sing, When Irish hearts are happy all the world seems bright and gay, And When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure, they steal your heart away. Chaucey Olcott and George Graff, Jr.
My Mother, brother and I used to sing this and many more while washing and drying dishes. Both sides of my family are irish one side catholic and one side protestant. Along with all the beliefs learned at my Mother’s knee of “little people” and St. Patrick’s great doings, my Father’s knee was more about celtic history, stone circles, druids and mostly nature’s beauty. This time of year here the plants all around start wearing green- works for me.