School: Saints Peter & Paul, Balbriggan

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Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
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Bean Uí Chorcoráin

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An Old Song - Hampton Hall Green

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0783, Page 462

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An Old Song. Hampton Hall Green 17:6:1938
Rita Carton, Hampton Hall, Balbriggan
This song was composed by my grandfather, the late James Carton and Thomas Carroll about the 1840.
Ye musers assist me and lend me your skill,
Assist my weak genius those few lines to fill
It's in praise of an arbour where oft-times I have been,
Makes me wish to return back to Hampton Hall Green.
II
It's boundaries are charming in the Summer time,
The trees grow in clusters all formed in line,
It's pleasant Summer gardens where soil lakes are seen,
Where the blackbirds do warble round Hampton Hall Green.
III
The blackbird, the thrush and the lintel likewise,
The lark in the morning ascends to the

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Collector
Rita Carton
Gender
female
Address
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Informant
James Carton
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Informant
Thomas Carroll
Gender
male
Language
English