"Help!" Barty shouted, "Oi'm sinkin'!"
Don't worry," assured Mick. "Next to Tex Muldoon, Oi'm the strongest man in Erin, Texas and Oi'll pull ye right out o' there."
Mick leaned out and grabbed Barty's hand and pulled and pulled to no avail.
After two more unsuccessful attempts, Mick said to Barty, "Shure, an' Oi can't do it. Tex Muldoon could do it alone, mebbe, but Oi'll have to get some help."
As Mick was leaving, Barty called "Mick! Mick!
D'ye think it will help if Oi pull me feet out of the stirrups?
Pat said, "Well, I have and I haven't."
His friend asked, "Shure, and what d'ye mean by that?"
Pat said, "It's like this, y'see...I saw a chap who I thought was Tex Muldoon, and he saw a chap that he thought was me. And when we got up to one another...it was neither of us."
Cover the countryside
Lakes as blue as sapphires-
And Texas' special pride
And rivers that shine like silver
Make Texas look so fair-
But the friendliness of her people
Is the richest treasure there.
Happy Saint Patricks Day!