School: Gráinseach Ailt an Chaistín (St. Johnston)

Saint Johnstown, Co. Donegal
Seán Ó Seanacháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1106, Page 27

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1106, Page 27

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    "For it's up to the [brae, crossed out] brim,
    And it's up to the brae,
    And it's up to the meadow rig"
    "Aye" quoth Stumpy comin' clattering in,
    And hit the aul woman a bat on the chin,
    "But a come noon by the brig".
    And every nicht as the clock struck nine
    The hour that they did the sin,
    The wee lil' dog began to cower,
    And the ghost came clattering in.
    And o'er the stools and o'er the cheers,
    Such a sight ye never sa,
    With his bloody heed, and his knee bones bare,
    It was sure to be stumpy himself.
    They sowl their wee bit ferm o' lan,
    And ta forin lan they went,
    But the first they hard on the deck o' the ship,
    Was the thumpin o' them two knees.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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      1. poetry
        1. folk poetry (~9,504)