School: Saints Peter & Paul, Balbriggan

Location:
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
Bean Uí Chorcoráin

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An Old Song - The Beautiful Balbriggan

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0783, Page 464

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An Old Song - The Beautiful Balbriggan

It was in the nice Summer season,

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An Old Song The Beautiful Balbriggan Maid 20:6:19
Rita Carton, Hampton Hall, Balbriggan
This song was told to me by Mr. Kelly, Hampton Hall, Balbriggan. It is not known who composed this song.
It was in the nice Summer season,
To Hampton I straightaway did steer,
The sweet feathered songsters most charming,
Their notes they enchanted my ear.
There were buttercups, cowslips and daisies
And a lustre bespangled this shade.
In the summer house bedecked with posies I speed the sweet Balbriggan maid.
II
I stood for some time and I pondered,
And I gazed on that matchless dame.
Was it Diana or Flora descended the sun to inva??
Oh no, it was sweet Fanny House,
The beautiful Balbriggan Maid.

Collector
Rita Carton
Gender
female
Address
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Informant
Mr Kelly
Gender
male
Address
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Language
English