"Birdie and the Leprechaun" on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast at aprileight.com

Ep 21 Birdie and the Leprechaun

· What's better than a pot o'gold? ·

Mar, 16, 2017

The children – that’s Sage, Sander, and Arwen, and of course, Birdie, the dog, have an unexpected guest come for a visit right around Saint Patrick’s Day. Why who could it be but a leprechaun! Turns out, Lucky Mr. Liam and Grammy are old friends, and he comes to stay with her for safety from all those dangerous leprechaun traps that children all over the world are setting this time of year.

Well, leprechauns like a good limerick, and Lucky Mr. Liam likes to speak in them. And he tells the kids and Grammy all about his adventures out in the world, trying to keep out of trouble. It is a fairytale, and a tall tale, and a story of friendship — a fun story for St. Patrick’s Day or any day at all.

“There once was a wee dog named Birdie
Who lived in a cottage most pur-ty
I asked, “Tell me why
Dis Birdie can’t fly?”
She told me I was just being churly.”

The Leprechaun also explains why children set traps for leprechauns…

 “Why would ya catch a leprechaun, oh
They are just wee men in green trousers, no?
It’s magic we have
Could be good or bad
But everyone wants a pot o’gold.”

Lucky Mr. Liam also gives a few tips on how best to set a good leprechaun trap:

“For a leprechaun trap to be tricky
You might think to add something sticky
Perhaps a wee treat –
Candy nice and sweet
But ta think ya can catch us, yer daffy…”

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