School: Béal Dearg (roll number 11582)

Béal Deirg Mór, Co. Mayo
Pádraig Mac Conghamhna
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 239

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  3. XML “The Regan Family and Fairies”
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    and didn't know where he was till he stepped into the deepest pool in the river, alone to the school. The pool was not wide but deep enough to drown him. He got to the other side and whistled till we went to his aid. He points to this as a proof that he couldn't be drowned. He maintains he was put astray by the fairies on this night. This is a common prank the fairies play on people and once a person lloses his way, the only cure is to turn is waistcoat inside out. He gets his true bearings then.
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  2. As white as milk-milk it isn't
    As green as grass-grass it isn't
    As red as blood-blood it isn't
    As black as ink-ink it isn't
    (a blackberry)
    As I went up the road I met my Aunt Rose
    She had steel toes, iron nose
    And be like the Crows she'd [?] the crows
    (A Gun)
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