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

Donegal, Co. Donegal
Séamus Mag Shamhráin

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The Big Flood

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 231

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Charles Doherties house was low
and into it the flood did flow
Siad Charlie to himself “I'm brave and big
I'll do all I can to save my pig”
He gave three (year) roars and 'twas no wonder
He frightened the wife of mr. Hunter
Run boys, run boys, run away [above text: chorus.]
For your life's in danger this very day
Dan Mac Collion's eyes did kindle
When he saw the tide[?] come over the fennel
Said Mary to Dan it might do some harm
So they took a child in every arm
Run boys, run boys, etc.,
Old Mac Clure sat at his dinner
With a gooses heart, and a gander's liver
With that the tide came up the floor
“O faith I'm done” said “old Mac Clure”

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