by Linda Fulton Burke
1 A man’s got to do, what a man’s got to do.
_____must do what he can’t
4 May your heart be light and happy, may your
_____ be big and wide,
5 You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in
6 A good _____ and a long sleep are the two best
8 A little fire that ____ is better than a big fire that
9 May your _____ be light and happy,
13 It’s easy to ______the potato where there’s love.
14 For each _____ on the shamrock, this brings a
wish your way.
15 There is only one thing _____than being talked
about, and that is not being talked about.
17 Don’t be breaking your shin on a _____ that’s not
in your way.
20 May each day bring you bright, happy hours that
stay with you all ____ long.
21 May the _______ day of your future be no worse
than the happiest day of your past.
26 If it’s drowning you’re after, don’t torment yourself
with ______ water.
29 Every man is sociable until a ___ invades his
31 May misfortune ______ you the rest of your life,
and never catch up.
32 You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how
tall your ___________ was
34 May you only grow old in the ____. Be treasured
and cared for with grace.
35 May the ______ of our friendship never grow
37 The older the ______ the sweeter the tune.
40 A family of Irish birth will argue and fight, but let a
shout come from without, and see them all _____.
41 May your _____ be as light as a song.
42 Do not ______ growing old. Many are denied the
43 May the____ rise up to meet you.
44 May the cat eat you, and may the _____ eat the
45 What butter and ________ won’t cure, there is no
1 May you live as long as you ____, and never want
as long as you live.
2 If your messenger is ____, go to meet him.
3 May you be at the gates of ______ an hour
before the devil knows you’re dead!
4 May you be granted all your wishes but one, so
you always have something to ______ for!
5 It is often that a person’s _____broke his nose.
6 Ireland is a land of poets and _______, of
dreamers and rebels.
7 May your home always be too _____ to hold all
10 ________ remember that hindsight is the best insight to foresight.
11 Tis better to spend money like there’s no
________ than to spend tonight like there’s no
12 May your ________ always have a coin or two
14 May your _______ always have a coin or two
16 There’s no need to fear the____ wind if your
haystacks are tied down.
17 All the world’s a ______ and most of us are
18 ___ down with dogs and you’ll rise with fleas.
19 A ____word never broke anyone’s mouth.
22 He is bad that will not take ______ but he is a
thousand times worse that takes every advice.
23 May your _____ be big and wide,
24 Who keeps his ______keeps his friends.
25 ______________are gifts of God. It is God’s way
of compensating us for growing old.
27 ____ is like a cup of tea, it’s all in how you make
it! Irish Saying
28 May the ____ above you never fall in and those
gathered beneath it never fall out.
30 A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the
best, but his ______ the longest.
33 May your ________ be as glad as the shamrocks.
36 Do not buy what you don’t ____ or you will sell
what you do.
37 A best ______ is like a four-leaf clover: hard to
find and lucky to have.
38 ___ are like bagpipes – no sound comes from
them until they are full.
39 Never _____your lips with another man’s