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

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

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Old Song of the Lake

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 237

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Old Song of the Lake

Old song of the Eske

Behold the river gently flowing
Or rolling onward to the main
Rushing, rippling and bestowing
Life and oerdure[?] in its train.
II
Fed by rills of far off mountains
With their cloud capp'd snowy peakes[sic]
Or by many hill-side fountains
Or from hill embosomed[?] lakes
III
O'er its peddly bed forever
Clattering, babbling, rolling on
Leaping, laughing, stopping never
Until the ocean (be) goal is won
IV
On its banks is rich profusion
Wild flowers bloom o'er hill and dale
Tangled and strewn in wild confusion
Diffuse their fragrance on the gale

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Collector
Patrick Friel
Gender
male
Address
Drumgowan, Co. Donegal
Language
English