Screenshot from Mary Chapin Carpenter's music video "I Feel Lucky" YouTube screenshot/Sangar Sangaran
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When it comes to luck, those fine Irish noblemen and women have a superstition to secure it. Whether it’s finding the end of a rainbow, catching a leprechaun, getting three wishes, or drowning the shamrock on St. Patrick’s Day, if luck is to be found, they can find it.

Of course, if you’re just a hardworking country music fan, you might find your luck in a burrito and a Barq’s. That seemed to work for ’90s country star Mary Chapin Carpenter who scored a Top 5 hit with the bouncy fun “I Feel Lucky” in 1992.

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Mary Chapin and Don Schlitz penned the toe-tapping groove with a lyric that follows the singer from blowing off a day of work to picking up a convenience store lunch and a lucky lottery ticket.

As great as the song is, the video for “I Feel Lucky” is a must see! Mary Chapin and her merry band of misfits make their way across the desert when an Airstream party breaks out. In the 1990s, that’s how it happened, you know. Even Dwight Yoakam and Lyle Lovett make a cameo appearance in a way.

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So, as you prepare for a day of shepherd’s pie, green beer, and the wearing of the green, you can dance a country jig to this ’90s classic.

And, to quote our Irish friends, “May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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