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

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

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An Old Song - The Hens' Convention

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 241

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An Old Song - The Hens' Convention

The hens created the other day,

The hens created the other day,
In Donegal, in the Temperance hall
They cocked their feathers, for
the coming fray.
They had coach and chinas[sic], and
black faced Dinas
And ugly Dorkans from near
and far
And the warlike hen from bonny
glan, made the rafters ring
with the notes of war.
O, it was cheering, to see them
sneering at the monsterous egg
that old Gladdy laid.
For I'll despatch it, for its
cackle cackle the hens hurraided
Says old “Macaine beaz” we'll
smash that egg and Gladdy too

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