Green Beer – Greensboro, NC

Green Beer is the ‘unofficial’ song of the annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, a day filled with leprechauns, shamrocks and, of course, green beer.  It is sung to a “Die Dee, Die Dee, Die Dee, Die Dee” melody.


Once upon in Ireland
St. Patrick raised his arms
And cleared the Emerald Isle
Of Pagan snakes & charms
Now once a year in the month of March
The day of seventeen
We gladly raise a glass to him
And drink a beer of green.


Green beer, green beer
So bubbly as it pours
Green beer, green beer
The crowd cries out for more
Green beer, green beer
Come chase the blues away
Green beer, green beer
On old St. Patty’s Day

Down in New York City
They put on a grand parade
Where everyone’s an Irishman
If only for the day
The streets are filled with sham-a-rocks,
Shillelaghies and colleens
And down at Duffy’s Bar and Grill
You can hear them scream

Repeat Chorus

Now you may wonder how green beer
Got its fancy hue
Well once upon in Ireland
A leprechaun needed to
Relieve himself and so he pissed
Into a nearby stream
That just by chance was passing by
The local brewery…(magically delicious!)

Repeat Chorus

The song was written in 1995 by Jerome A. Holst, the owner/webmaster of the ENCHANTED AMERICA website. ©All Rights Reserved.

See also – “Norman the Troll”


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Thomasville, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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