School: Béal Dearg (roll number 11582)

Béal Deirg Mór, Co. Mayo
Pádraig Mac Conghamhna
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 276

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    Her eyes it is true an azure blue
    And her cheeks the hue of the crimson rose
    Her hair, behold! it shines like gold
    In fine flowing rolls it so neatly flows
    Her skin as white as the snow by night
    Straight and upright is her portly frame
    And the chaste Diana or the fair Sulranna
    Are eclipsed in grandeur by the Star of Slane
    Her name to mention might cause contention
    But its my intention to breathe no strife
    For I cannot woo her as I am but poor
    And I am sure she wont be my wife
    In silent anguish I here must languish
    Till time does banish my love sick pain
    And my humble station I must bear with patience
    Since great craltation [?] suits the Star of Slane
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Mary Mc Garry
    Gaobhrán, Co. Mayo