May the lilt of Irish laughter lighten every load.
May the mist of Irish magic shorten every road.
May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune ere bestowed:
Lucky stars above you,
Sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you,
And joy in work and play.
Laughter to outweigh your care
And in your heart a song.
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life long.
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