School: Beannchor Iorrais (roll number 13684)

Bangor, Co. Mayo
Mícheál Mac Énrí

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0133, Page 250

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we go to Mass early on Sunday morning here we go round the marble bush, the marble bush, the marble bush, here we go round the marble bush and then the game is finished.

All the children go round in a big ring and one child goes in the middle and the children that are in the ring say "Sally, Sally water sitting in the sun rise up Sally and wipe your tears away, fly to the east fly to the west fly to the very one you love best then she will have her eyes closed and she will catch some child and she will have to name the child and if the child's name is not right she will have to go in the middle again and they say the same thing over again until she gets the child's name right and then

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