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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

When I was a young girl, my mother had a dance studio. She had recitals and this is one of the songs I remember singing. The shamrock of the song has many forms, but all of them, according to my Sunset Western Garden Book, are likely to become weeds. And if weeds they are, so be it...and perhaps it speaks well of us Irish transplants...that we're so willing to grow and so crafty in our charm that we thrive like weeds, and have songs written about us.

I'm looking over a four-leaf clover, that I overlooked before.
One leaf is sunshine, the other is rain,
third is the roses that bloom in the lane.
No use explaining, the one remaining, is somebody I adore.
I'm looking over a four-leaf clover, that I overlooked before.


- Words by Mort Dixon, music by Harry Woods
(Written in 1927 - popularized in 1948 by Art Mooney)

1 comment:

  1. Mrs. Green12:23 AM

    Thank you for the lovely St. Patty's Day message. You're such a good lass! The four-leaf clovers and weeds alike are happy to call you their friend.
    Keep on gardening!
    P.S. I'm planting lots of rocks this spring. I've heard they're very drought-tolerant.

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