When Irish Eyes are Smiling lyrics are a lighthearted tribute to the cultural mystique of the Emerald Isle. When we hear it we are reminded of the irrepressible Irish spirit, full of laugher and joy even in the face of hardship.
Written just before a great famine, war for independence and a tragic civil war, When Irish Eyes are Smiling speaks of a more hopeful and innocent time. Tell us if you've heard it before:
There's a tear in your eye and I'm wondering why
For it never should be there at all
With such pow'r in your smile, sure a stone you'd beguile
So there's never a tear-drop should fall
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Here are five fun facts about the song. Hopefully they will entice you to sing along next time you hear it!
There's a tear in your eye,
And I'm wondering why,
For it never should be there at all.
With such pow'r in your smile,
Sure a stone you'd beguile,
So there's never a teardrop should fall.
When your sweet lilting laughter's
Like some fairy song,
And your eyes twinkle bright as can be;
You should laugh all the while
And all other times smile,
And now, smile a smile for me.
When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, it's like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.
For your smile is a part
Of the love in your heart,
And it makes even sunshine more bright.
Like the linnet's sweet song,
Crooning all the day long,
Comes your laughter and light.
For the springtime of life
Is the sweetest of all
There is ne'er a real care or regret;
And while springtime is ours
Throughout all of youth's hours,
Let us smile each chance we get.
Lyrics: Chauncey Olcott & George. Graff Jr.
Music: Ernest R. Ball.
Category: Irish Folk
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