School: Béal Dearg (roll number 11582)

Location:
Belderg More, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Pádraig Mac Conghamhna

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Jack the Ripper

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 283

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Jack The Ripper
By the powers of Mall Kenny He is captured at last
We hear Jack the Ripper
Has come to Belfast
All around Ireland
He intends for to sail
Until the devil does catch him
And slap him in jail.
Who must he be? Can nobody tell
Or is he an Antichrist liberated from Hell.
"We are done for certain" that's what they will say
Here comes Jack the Ripper, keep out of his way.
He is down on the women whenever he can
Especially those looking out for a man. He is too easily known by the habit he got I am advising every lad to look after his "moth" Keep indoors after night-fall and take my advice. Beware of the men if they want to entice. Every man ask you to give him a [?] Put your hands to your mouth with your findgers do
Now we'll shortlyhaar tell of his kick on the trap And "Martin" to whoever him with the white cap May ten thousand devils with large iron chains Be there on the scaffold to dash out his brains ([?])

Collector
Pádraig Breathnach
Gender
male
Address
Belderg More, Co. Mayo
Language
English