School: Aodh Rua, Dún na nGall (roll number 13382)

Location:
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus Mag Shamhráin

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An Old Song

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 225

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An Old Song

There's a man in Ardaghey both proper and tall

There's a man in Ardaghey[?] both proper and tall
Oh he's one Paddy Shinaghan we do him all
For he brews the cordial that does excel all
Sure he beats all the Doctors around Donegal
II
Now Paddy the rascal of late it has been
With steam and hot water he brewed his poteen[sic]
He left it in barrels as I heard them say
But his cow took a notion of drinking that day
III
When the cow, sure the notion did take
she first broke the coroch[?] and then
pulled the stake
She drunk at the barrels till she
drunk her fill
I tell ye, she didn't leave much of the still
IV
Then she hiccupped and staggered and
axed[?] Pat to fight

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Collector
Michael Cassidy
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Language
English