When St. Patrick came Along to the Emerald Island, He chased all the snakes away; You won’t find snakes in Ireland
Saint Patrick banned snakes, all kinds. The Irish, they toast him with rhymes. But “Tree Huggers”have said, Should have been hung till dead. For committing environmental crimes.
You’ve heard I suppose, long ago, How the snakes, in a manner most antic, He marched to the county Mayo, And trundled them into th’ Atlantic ~William Maginn
So, success attend St. Patrick’s fist, For he’s a saint so clever; Oh! he gave the snakes and toads a twist, And bothered them forever! ~Henry Bennett
St. Patrick was a gentleman, who thru strategy and stealth Drove all the snakes from Ireland, Here’s a toasting his health But not too many lest you lose yourself and then You forget the good St. Patrick and see those snakes again ‘Beannachtam na Feile Padraig!’ Happy St. Patrick’s Day!