~ Only an Irishman Will Do ~
Only an Irishman will do
With sparkling eyes and a heart so true
I say no to all the others
Useless, useless lovers
‘Cause only an Irishman will do!
With heart as stout as his drink
And always ready with a wink
Hair as blonde as the barley waves
Or as deeply dark as the moorland caves
I care not, only be him an Irishman!
Blood as green as the ocean coast
And wit as quick as he can boast
As stubborn as the day is long
Firm arms to wrap me where I belong
Safe with my Irishman!
Eyes that shine with flecks of gold
Or glitter with the green and blue of old
Freckles across his nose
A crooked mouth from which flows
Only an Irishman’s lilt!
A swagger filled with daring
A fellow who is bravely kilt wearing
Always kind and sharing
Is my Irishman!
Lines from smiles worn on his face
That my fingers can gladly trace
Broad shoulders to carry a load
Whether it is my hand or heart that I bestow