St. Patrick’s Day Songs


Sung To:  Eensy Weensy Spider

Eensy Weensy Leprechaun

An eensy weensy leprechaun
Came out for St. Patrick’s Day
To look for the gold
that was hidden far away
over the rainbow
was where he was told
So, with a wink of his green eye
He ran to get the gold!


tune: I wish I were an Oscar Meyer Wiener

Oh I wish I were a little leprechaun
That is what I’d truly like to be
Cause if I were a little leprechaun
I’d sing and dance and play all day long


The Leprechaun Song (sung to Mary Had a Little Lamb)

I’m a little leprechaun leprechaun leprechaun I’m a little leprechaun Who likes to hide my gold.

I dress in green from head to toe head to toe head to toe I dress in green from head to toe I wear green all day long!

You’ll never catch me or my gold, not my gold not my gold You’ll never catch me or my gold I hide it much too well!


The Leprechauns are Marching! They’re marching through the hall They’re marching on the ceiling They’re marching down the wall.

They’re marching two by two And now it’s four by four. You say you cannot see them? Look out! Here come some more!


St. Patrick’s Day (tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)

On Saint Patrick’s day, you might see a leprechaun.(2)

If you close your eyes and wish, and pretend you are Irish,

On St. Patrick’s Day, you might see a leprechaun.

On St. Patrick’s Day, you might see a rainbow bright.(2)

If you close your eyes and wish, and pretend you are Irish,

On St. Patrick’s Day, you might see a rainbow bright.

On St. Patrick’s Day you might see a pot of gold.(2)

If you close your eyes and wish, and pretend you are Irish,

On St. Patrick’s Day you might see a pot of gold.

On St. Patrick’s Day you might see a shamrock green.(2)

If you close your eyes and wish, and pretend you are Irish,

On St. Patrick’s Day you might see a shamrock green.


Leprechaun Song (sung to I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little leprechaun
Dressed in green,
The tiniest man
That you ever have seen.
If you ever catch me, so it’s told,
I’ll give you my pot of gold.


Wee Little Patrick (tune of Yankee Doodle)

Patrick is a leprechaun
He has a sack of gold
He hides it in a special place
Between to stumps, I’m told I
I think I saw Patrick Out in the woods at play
He smiled and laughed and winked his eye
And then he ran away

Don’t try to follow Patrick
To find his treasure sack
He’ll twist and jump and run away
And he never will come back.


Song for St. Patrick’s Day tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain

We’re wearing green for the Irish We’re wearing green for the Irish We’re wearing green for the Irish On this St. Patrick’s Day

We’ll dance a jig for the Irish We’ll dance a jig for the Irish We’ll dance a jig for the Irish On this St. Patrick’s Day

Me Mither and Fither were Irish Me Mither and Fither were Irish Me Mither and Fither were Irish And I am Irish too

We kept a pig in the parlor We kept a pig in the parlor We kept a pig in the parlor And he is Irish too.


To the tune of I’m a Little Teapot, we sing:

I’m a little leprechaun dressed in green

the tiniest man that you’ve ever seen.

If you ever catch me so it’s told

I’ll give you my pot of Gold!

3 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day Songs”


  1. Leprechauns Are Dancing
    Tune: Sing a Song of Sixpence

    Leprechauns are dancing
    How they love to play
    Running in the fields and
    Playing tricks all day!

    You will never catch one
    No matter what you do
    They sing and dance and
    play their games
    And run away from you!


  2. Oh there lived in old Ireland an wee little man.
    Known by the name of a leprechaun.
    A fairy showmaker none other was he.
    And he had the givt of wishes three.
    Well, I’m tellin ya now should I meet him this day
    It is I who would boldy step up and say.
    Bless the friends that I love
    And the friends that love me
    And the friends of me friends,
    That’s me wishes three.


  3. Sung to: Where oh where is Mr Pumpkin…

    Where oh where is Mr Leprechaun,
    Where oh where is Mr Leprechaun,
    Where oh where is Mr Leprechaun,
    Way out yonder in the clover patch!

    Come on boys,
    Lets go find him,
    Come on girls,
    lets go find him,
    Come on kids,
    lets go find him,
    Way out yonder in the clover patch!

    You can add verses…
    He is all dressed in green,
    Way out yonder in the clover patch.
    and..
    He is looking for a four leaf clover,
    Way out yonder in the clover patch.

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