For All Their Wars Are Merry

| QUESTION
We’d like to know which poem contains lines about the Irish and “their wars are all (merry?) and their songs are sad.”

ANSWER
It’s from Chesterton’s epic poem, “The Ballad of the White Horse”:

For the Great Gaels of Ireland

Are the men that God made mad,

For all their wars are merry

And all their songs are sad.

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