St. Patrick’s Day Songs


St. Patrick's Day Songs

St. Patrick’s Day Songs

St. Patrick’s Day Songs for toddler, preschool, and school-aged children.


Idea: To the tune of Dreidel Dreidel

To Find a Four Leaf Clover

To find a four leaf clover
Go looking in the yard
Ya look around all over
Keep looking very hard

It doesn’t cost a penny
It doesn’t cost a buck
But when you finally find one
It’s sure to bring you LUCK

oh, Little four leaf clover
It’s sure to bring good luck
Little four leaf clover
It’s sure to bring good luck


Tune of “We are the Dinosaurs”

We are the Leprechauns, dancing, dancing.
We are the Leprechauns, what do you think of that?
We are the Leprechauns, dancing, dancing.
We wear a green hat, we wear a green hat.

And when we’re feeling bold, we stop and look for gold,
We stop and look for gold, at the end of the rainbow.
Yes, when we’re feeling bold, we stop and look for gold.
We stop and look for gold, then you hear us say…Ahye shamrocks.
We are the Leprechauns, dancing, dancing.
We are the Leprechauns, what do you think of that?
We are the Leprechauns, dancing, dancing.
We wear a green hat, we wear a green hat.


Tune: I’m a Little Teapot

I’m a little leprechaun short and stout.
Look at my top hat and hear me shout.
when I get all excited, listen to me dear.
St. Patrick’s Day is now right here.


“Lucky the Leprechaun”

(to tune of “Henry the Octopus” by the “Wiggles”)

Lucky the Leprechaun

Lives down in the forest green

Lucky the Leprechaun

He’s the man that can’t be seen

This goes great with the book, “Lucky the Leprechaun”


Sung to : B-I-N-G-O

There was a little leprechaun,

He lived under a rainbow.

R – A – I – N – ‘bow’

R – A – I – N – ‘bow’

R – A – I – N – ‘bow’

He lived under a rainbow.

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There was a little leprechaun,

He lived under a rainbow.

clap – A – I – N – ‘bow’

clap – A – I – N – ‘bow’

clap – A – I – N – ‘bow’

He lived under a rainbow.

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There was a little leprechaun,

He lived under a rainbow.

clap – clap – I – N – ‘bow’

clap – clap – I – N – ‘bow’

clap – clap – I – N – ‘bow’

He lived under a rainbow.

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There was a little leprechaun,

He lived under a rainbow.

clap – clap – clap – N – ‘bow’

clap – clap – clap – N – ‘bow’

clap – clap – clap – N – ‘bow’

He lived under a rainbow.

—————-

There was a little leprechaun,

He lived under a rainbow.

clap – clap – clap – clap – ‘bow’

clap – clap – clap – clap – ‘bow’

clap – clap – clap – clap – ‘bow’

He lived under a rainbow.

—————-

There was a little leprechaun,

He lived under a rainbow.

clap – clap – clap – clap – clap

clap – clap – clap – clap – clap

clap – clap – clap – clap – clap

He lived under a rainbow.


Do You Know What a Shamrock is?
Sung to:  Do You Know The Muffin Man?

Do you know what a shamrock is, a shamrock is, a shamrock is

Do you know what a shamrock is

A shamrock is a plant.

Do you know were a shamrock grows, a shamrock grows, a shamrock grows

Do you know were a shamrock grows,

A shamrock grows in the ground

Do you know what color a shamrock is, a shamrock is, a shamrock is

Do you know what color a shamrock is, a shamrock is Green!!!!!!


The shamrock song!
Find a shamrock green and small you might end up with a pot-o-gold.
Find a shamrock green and small you might end up with a leprechaun.
Find a shamrock green a small you might end up with a lucky day.
Find a shamrock green and small you end up with luck!


Leprechaun Where Are You?
(sung to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Leprechaun, Leprechaun,
where are you?

I tried to catch you,
but away you flew.

I’m going to get you just wait and see!

Then all your gold will belong to me!

Leprechaun, Leprechaun,
where are you?

I tried to catch you and away you flew!


In music class, we passed out different instruments and kept a steady beat to the following (tune/”Twinkle, Twinkle”):

Leprechaun, leprechaun,
where can you be?
Leprechaun, leprechaun,
hiding from me!
If we play and if we shout
(all play frantically and give a short, controlled “aarrgghh”), (re-establish steady beat) we might make the leprechaun come out!

(We discuss leprechauns, too. Real, pretend? Not scary, etc. You’ll have to gauge your age group and parents, to an extent.)

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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