The Wishing Song is a song from Disney's 1959 movie, Darby O'Gill and the Little People. It was sung by Darby O'Gill (Albert Sharpe) and King Brian (Jimmy O'Dea).


Oh, I wish I had time
to sing you a song
But when I get started,
I sing all night long

King Brian:
Oh, singin's no sin
and drinkin's no crime
If you have one drink only,
just one at a time

Oh, I wish all the rhymers
were like Brian Connors
When it comes to rhymin',
he takes all the honors

King Brian:
Oh, I knew you could sing
when you opened your mug
So you carry the tune
and I'll carry the jug

Oh, I wish all barmaids
Were like Mary McCluskey

Darby: "McCluskey"?

King Brian:
When she served you a drink
Why, she served you
good "whuskey"

But Mary, she married
poor Jimmy McQueen
'Cause she wanted her name
to rhyme with "poteen"

Oh, I wish I was married
to old Widow Tunney
She's ugly as sin
but has beautiful money

King Brian:
Oh, I wish that all mortals
were like my friend Darby
He's full of poteen,
but he's fuller of blarney

I wish all the gentry
were like the King Brian
If he can't beat ya drinkin',
He'll fall down a-tryin'

v - e - d
Darby O'Gill and the Little PeopleI Captured the King of the Leprechauns
Darby O'GillKatie O'GillMichael MacBrideKing BrianPony SugrueSheelah SugrueLord FitzpatrickFather MurphyPhadrig OgePaddy ScanlonMolly MalloyTom KerriganBansheeDullahan • Ginger • Cleopatra
The Wishing SongPretty Irish Girl
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+