School: Saints Peter & Paul, Balbriggan

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

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An Old Local Song - Collier the Robber

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0783, Page 466

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This song was told to me by my mother, Mrs. Flood, Drogheda St., Balbriggan. It is not known who composed this song.

As Dan rode out one morning
And slowly rode along
Listening to the nightingale
And she singing her sweet song
When up came three mounted troopers
Kelly, Davis, and Fitzroy
They all rode out to capture
This wild young Irish boy
He robbed the rich to feed the poor
It was his only joy
And why should he be captured
This royal young Irish boy

Collector
Kitty Flood
Gender
female
Address
Drogheda Street, Co. Dublin
Informant
Mrs Flood
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Drogheda Street, Co. Dublin
Language
English