When[D] I was a lad on the[G] Emerald[D] Isle,
I heard many[Bm] stories[D] both lovely and[Bm] wild.
great dragons and[G] monsters that [D]be,
That swallow the[Bm] ships as they[D] sail on the[Bm] sea.
'Tho I[G] was an
artist with canvas and paints,
I sailed with Saint Brendan and his jolly[D] saints.
We[G] told the good people, "Goodbye
for a while,
We[D] sailed for[A] Saint Brendan's fair[D] isle, fair isle,
We sailed for[A] Saint Brendan's fair[D] isle.
we had been sailing for ninety-four days,
We came to a spot where the sea was ablaze.
Those demons from Hades was dancing
And burning the sailors alive on the sea
Then Saint Brendan walked on the festering waves,
He threw all
the demons right back to their caves,
And all of the saints bore a heavenly smile,
We sailed for Saint Brendan's fair
isle, fair isle,
We sailed for Saint Brendan's fair isle.
One night while the brethren were lying asleep,
dragon came up from under the deep.
He thundered and lightninged and made a great din;
He awakened Saint Brendan and
all of his men.
The dragon came on with his mouth open wide.
We threw in a cross and the great dragon died.
him and cooked him and feasted awhile
At last we came onto that beautiful land.
We all went ashore
and we walked on the sand.
We took up our longbows and killed a Zebu.
We roasted it up and had hot barbecue.
after a while we were singing a song,
We noticed the island was moving along.
We ate and we drank and we rode in high
Now Brendan said, "Boys, this is much to my wish
"We ride on the back of the world's
"Hold fast to the rope that is pulling the ship,
"We'll need it some day if this fish takes a dip!"
sailed every ocean, we sailed every sea,
We sailed every spot that a sailor could be.
In forty-four days we sailed ten