School: Béal Dearg (roll number 11582)

Béal Deirg Mór, Co. Mayo
Pádraig Mac Conghamhna
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 273

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 273

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  1. I
    As I roved out on a Summers evening
    Speculating most curiously
    To my surprise I soon espied
    A charming fair one approaching me.
    I stood awhile in deep meditation
    Contemplating what I should do
    But recreating all my sensations
    I thus accosted the Cailín Ruadh.
    Are you Aurora or the beauteous Flora
    The impersonation of Venus bright
    Or Helen fair beyond compare
    That Paris stole from the Grecian knight
    Oh! fairest creature thou hast enslaved me
    By Cupid's clew whose golden notes
    . . . .
    . . . .
    Kind sir be easy and do not tease me
    By your false praises so greetingly
    Say your disseminations and invocations
    Your fantastic praises seducing me
    I am not Aurora, nor the Godess Flora
    But a a rural maiden to all men's view
    That is here condoling my situation
    And my appelation is the Cailin Ruadh
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.