Versatile Style by Tracey

The Wearin O’ the Green

Posted on: March 17, 2013

IMG_2671The Wearing of the Green is actually an old Irish Song that you can listen to by clicking  HERE

My husband is first generation Irish American and very proud of his heritage.  I have a little Irish myself, but really carry the pride as well because it is so strongly my children’s heritage.   In fact I recently was hoping to take a cruise just so I could listen to the Irish Rovers.  In the early years of our marriage we listened to them a lot and I came to memorize and sing along to quite a few of their songs.  Here are just a few of my favorites:

The Black Velvet Band

The Orange and Green

and of course

The Unicorn SongIMG_2690

My funniest connection to the Irish Rovers is a song that we use to sing in chorus in elementary school… when I let my kids hear this song and told them that I sang that in school, my seventeen year old laughed and said, “It was a different time!”  That song was: 

Drunken Sailor

And I still remember the words!!!!

IMG_2704And no list of my favorite Irish Rovers songs would be complete without being true to my strong Scottish Background  being included

The Scotsman

Dear Readers, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I hope you have a great day and enjoyed a little Irish music as I was filled with memories creating this post for you! 

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17 Responses to "The Wearin O’ the Green"

Where is the beer?!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day…I love your entire look…especially the necklace!! have a great week!!

Best Irish look of the day! Thanks for sharing it with Visible Monday.

What a great look-perfect for St.Patrick’s day!!!! You look very elegant and stylish! By the way, I’m hosting a link up party and would be thrilled if you decided to participate!!!
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Thank you for your nice comments and your invitation to join your link up,

This was a fun post learning about the different songs! Happy St. Patrick’s Day 🙂

Love this combo especially the striped blouse and bubble necklace. Sweet!

Love the greens! I forgot mine today. 😦

You have too much going on,it’s no wonder you forgot!

I’m in love with that necklace and those pants! 😉
My hubby is fourth generation Irish. His great-grandparent emigrated here from Ireland around the turn of the century.

Spashionista (Alicia)

Adorable! You, I mean. We spent the last three days cooking and serving tons of corned beef and cabbage at our restaurant. Hate the smell of it! I’d rather take a beating than do another St. Patrick’s Day, so it’s a good thing it’s over for another year. Slange!

sounds exhausting… so glad we took it easy this year and went out the night before with friends who cooked us dinner!!!

Hi, Tracey! I’m so jealous! I’ve been wanting some green jeans and you’ve got them! Perfect St. Patty’s outfit.

That is so funny that you sang that song in elementary school!!! Your 17 year old was right on about that being a different time!

I loved your suggestion about doing a post about my vest collection. I absolutely will do that. Since vests are only $2.92 at Goodwill, I’ve got quite a collection. It might take a couple of posts!

By the way, you made some great finds in your last post. I wish we could go thrifting together!

yes, thrifting with someone else as passionate is fun! looking forward to seeing those vests.. I have been looking for them the past few weeks at my Goodwill and haven’t had any luck… turned to ebay and have two on the way. If tomorrow’s Goodwill trip doesn’t pan out, I am going to turn to the Salvation Army which has 50% off all clothing on Weds… wish me luck…

What a stylish St. Pat’s outfit!

We used to sing Drunken Sailor in elementary school too! I didn’t know the Irish Rovers did a version. I too remember all the words, and taught it to my class back when I was teaching. They loved it, though I don’t know that all the parents approved. Lesson learned.

So funny, thanks for sharing that with me!

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