Did yez ever know an Irishman who didn't love a fight?
Or who wouldn't stay to see it to the end?
Did yez ever know of one who wasn't merry when he's "tight,"
Or who wouldn't give his life to save a friend?
And who can beat the Irish when it comes to makin' love?
The other nations do the best they can;
And in other ways they trick us
But, sure, they'd never lick us,
If they'd stand up and fight us man to man!
—Eileen, "The Irish Have A Great Day Tonight"