One of life's great experiences is to be in an Irish pub during a session when this song gets played, everyone singing along and pounding on the tabletops. It's kind of like the scene from Pee Wee's Big Adventure where Pee Wee sings a line from "Deep In The Heart of Texas", only with Irishmen instead of Texans, and in a bar instead of at a bus station.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day everyone. Stay away from the green beer. Oh, and one more thing--in two trips to Ireland I never once saw, was offered, or ate corned beef and cabbage. Lots of lamb and salmon, and yes, potatoes came with everything, sometimes two kinds of potatoes with one meal...but no corned beef and cabbage.