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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday Theme Song: When Irish Eyes are Smiling

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Today's song, When (Green) Irish Eyes are Smiling,  is in  honor of 
St. Patrick's Day
Please click on the below video to hear this beautiful song while you look at our pictures and read the lyrics.
We found two different sets of lyrics.
The first video matches the lyrics we have.
Both versions are very pretty!!

There is a tear in your eye,
And I'm wondering why
For it never should be there atll
With such pow'r in your smile
Sure a stone you'd beguile
So there's never a teardrop should fall
when your sweet lilting laughter's like some fairy song
And your eye twinkle bright as can be
You should laugh all the while and all the other times smile
And now smile a smile for me...

When (Green) Irish eyes are smiling
Sure 'tis like the morn in Spring
In the lilt of your laughter
You can hear 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.

 For your smile is a part of the love in your heart
And it makes even the sunshine more bright
Like the linnet's sweet song.
Crooning all the day long
Comes your laughter and light
For the springtime of life is the sweetest of all
There is ne'er a real care or regret;
And while springtime is ours
Throughout all of youth's hours
Let us smile each chance we get

 When (Green) Irish eyes are smiling
Sure 'tis like the 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

This song was written by Chauncey Olcott, and George Graff, Jr.
Set to music by Enerst Ball, for Mr. Olcott's production of The Isle O'Dreams.
The music was published in 1912
Mr. Olcott was born in Buffalo, NY
Mr. Ball was also born in America but was devoted to Ireland.


  1. Mommy was singing along(which is not a good thing). I could totally feel you singing in that one picture with your pretty mouth open. Happy St. Patricks Day my pal.

    Loveys Sasha

  2. You surely do have smiling eyes, lass, er, Madi. Tell Mom this one's a keeper. Great post! Your BFFF - Prancer Pie

  3. Oh Madi, your (green)Irish eyes are both smiling and sparkling. Looking at the photos we think you might be singing along with this beautiful song.
    We really do like the first version of the song.

    Cindi Lou and The Kitty Krew

  4. Ohhhhhhhhhhh, ask me if I love this?!!! Yes indeedy. Your eyes...oh your eyes. How they glow with the green of the sea. The Irish Sea. Sweet. Sweet....our little Irish Diva of Blogland.


  5. My Dad's favorite and now mine. Thank you for bringing forward some sweet memories.

  6. Awe...... thats is just so swell! Mom says I am all Irish, so we has to clebrat St Pats Day up big!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  7. That got me in the St. Patrick's Day spirit! Thank you! Hey, I see that the Wolf Tones sing that one better ck out my blog today -- you may want to contact them if they happen to live in MN....I'm just saying....

  8. Begorra! What could be better than that for an Irish lad like your man here! Deccy x

  9. Well Madi your beautiful emerald eyes are certainly very appropriate for St. Patrick's Day!!!

  10. This is a great time of the year to feature that song! But how do I get da Momma to stop humming?

  11. Madi, your eyes are just Beautiful!! :)

  12. Madi, you and I will be wearing our Green Eyes for St. Patrick's Day!
    Thank you for the memory flashback, I grew up listening to Frank Patterson!
    Chin scratches from Kathleen :)

  13. WOAH! No one is going to pinch you. I bet I'm gonna have to wear a scarf to not get pinched!



  14. I think I like the first version the best. It seems to be more of a traditional one.

    Madi's sure does have the Irish Eyes, so green and beautifully a smiling!

    I too have green eyes! Can't pinch me for not wearing green...

  15. Agreat song to sing along with and sure to put a smile on your agave. We sure are smiling seeing pretty Madi.

    Woos, phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  16. My goodness Madi, I thinks your eyes gots even greener withs dis song!
    My kerazy mum has always had a fascination withs Ireland cuz some of her long lost dead realtives were from her really enjoyed dis post.


  17. Madi, you'll be wearing the green for St. Patties day. Don't let anybody pinch you.

    Have a great weekend Mom,
    Am off tomorrow to get ready for the horse show on Saturday.

  18. Well, Madi, you certainly have Irish-green eyes. I think your mom picked a perfect song to go with your eyes and your smile.
    Happy Saint Paddy's day and the top o' the mornin' to ye both!

  19. Well that was fun reading all those lyrics. I love that song and Madi, your green eyes are perfect. Happy St.Patricks day and we sure will be wearing green. We don't want Mom to pinch us. Take care.

  20. Madi, you precious girl. I fink your mommy loves you. Don't you?

  21. Oh Madi I think you have a bit of irish in you!

  22. Hi Madi! What pretty Irish eyes you have!


  23. We enjoyed that song, Madi...but we enjoyed seeing your green eyes more!


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