Sean Connery is not be the greatest singer and that is exactly what makes his version of “Pretty Irish Girl” so entertaining. This performance is from “Darby O’Gill and the Little People” which I loved when I was a kid. Every year on March 17th, I try and watch this and “The Quiet Man.”
“Darby O’Gill and the Little People” is over the top retro Disney fun. Filled with silly action and light comedy, it would work very well as Disney animation. While the scenes with the banshee are my favorite, this musical moment with Sean is a close second.
So grab something green and lets sing-a-long together.
Watch Sean Connery sing “Pretty Irish Girl”
“Pretty Irish Girl” Lyrics
Have you ever seen the seagulls
Ah flyin’ over heather
Or the crimson sails
On Goey Bay
The fishermen unfurl
The earth is filled with beauty
And its gathered all together
In the form and face and dainty grace
Of a pretty Irish girl
Oh she is my dear and darlin’ one
Her eyes are sparklin’ full of fun
No other, no other
Could match the likes of her
Oh she is my dear my darlin’ one
My smilin’ and beguilin’ one
I love the ground she walks upon
My darling Irish girl
Feeling Irish enough? OK, I’ll meet you all at the pub tonight and we will enjoy a pint or two. Just make sure to beware of the Banshee!