We’re singing songs in ESL and this month it’s Irish songs in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, ’tis 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.
Oh Danny Boy
Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summers gone, and all the flowers are dying
Tis you, tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow
or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow
Tis I’ll be here in sunshine and in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love so.
Singing in ESL is always a good idea to aide learning, word and phrase memory and English pronunciation. Using a printed song sheet allows your students to se, as well as hear and sing the words (multi- modality learning!) See the free printable lyrics sheet here.