May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of St. Patrick behold you.
May the Leprechauns be near you to spread luck along your way
And may all the Irish angels smile upon you on St. Pat's Day.
On St. Patrick's Day you should spend time with saints and scholars, so you know I have two more stops to make.
-St. Patrick's Day toast delivered to Jim Wright on Capitol Hill, 1988
Saint Patrick was a gentleman,
Who, through strategy and stealth,
Drove all the snakes from Ireland-
Here's a bumper to his health.
But not too many bumpers,
Lest we lose ourselves, and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick,
And see the snakes again.
Success attend St. Patrick's fist,
For he's a saint so clever;
Oh! he give the snakes and toads a twist,
He banished them forever.
The anniversary of St. Patrick's day-and may the Shamrock be green forever.