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 Saint Patrick behold you.
May there always be work for your hands to do, May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane, May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
May you live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live.
May your glass be ever full. May the roof over your head be always strong. And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you?re dead.
Here’s to a fellow who smiles When life runs along like a song. And here’s to the lad who can smile When everything goes dead wrong.