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St. Patrick was born in AD 385 and is the patron saint of Ireland. When he was a teenager, he became a slave and while in captivity he formed a deep relationship with God. He would later on escape and study under the bishop of Auxerre. St. Patrick wanted to convert pagans to Christians and he built monasteries, schools and churches to support his cause. As a result, he was arrested many times but managed to escape. He would die on March 17 AD 461; this day is what we now know as St. Patrick's Day.

The Irish are famous for their beautiful songs, here are a few of their well-loved folk songs:

An Irish Lullaby (Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra} - This song was written by James Royce Shannon in 1913. It was featured in a stage production called "Shameen Dhu" which was produced by Chauncey Olcott. It was later on sang by Bing Crosby in Going My Way.
- Lyrics and Music
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Bog Down in the Valley - Another Irish song which is also called "Rattling Bog." The author of this music is unknown.
- Lyrics and Music
- Free Sheet Music

Come Out Ye Black and Tans - This is a traditional Irish war song written by Steven Beehan.
- Lyrics, Chords and Music

Danny Boy - One of the most popular and well-loved Irish songs that most of us are familiar with. There is some confusion over where the song originated from and who was the real author. Michael Robinson has great insights based on his research about the origin of "Danny Boy." It is generally attributed to Fred E. Weatherly, as evident in the American version of the original sheet music.
- Lyrics and Music
- Shareware Sheet Music

Jug of Punch - This is another traditional Irish drinking song that is fun to sing.
- Lyrics, Chords and Music

Lish Young Buy-A-Broom - The song is about a man who meets a girl who sells brooms on the street. It's a romantic song that ends with the girl leaving him to go to Germany.
- Lyrics and Sheet Music
- Music

Patriot Game - An Irish rebel song written by Dominic Behan. This song is also very popular and was sung by many artists in different versions.
- Lyrics, Chords and Music

Rosin the Beau - An old Irish drinking song that emerged in the 1830s.
- Lyrics and Sheet Music
- Music

Satisfied - A captivating song written by Andrew McKee.
- Lyrics, Chords and Music

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