School: N. Colmcille, Buncrana (roll number 16752)

Location:
Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Pilib Mac Riada

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Erins Lovely Home

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1110, Page 411

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I
I lately thought of sailing
To a far off distant Shore
To leave my aged parents.
I might never see more
The day I left my dear old cot.
I bitterly did cry.
My friends the all assembled round
For to bid me god bye.
II
I said I would come back again
To my dear old little cot.
I would dance once amongst the girls
In the dear old Meentigh hut.
The day I left the Shandrum Halt.
My heart was grieved full sore.
I parted there with many nice girls
I might never see more.
III
As the train was going through Derrin Bridge

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Collector
Charles Mc Laughlin
Gender
male
Address
Ballymagan Upper and Lower and Clonblosk, Co. Donegal
Informant
John Mc Laughlin
Gender
male
Age
48
Language
English