School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh (roll number 16821)

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Beirín Ní Bhaoighill

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A Song Composed by an Exile

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 216

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A Song Composed by an Exile

A bunch of shamrocks from a friend,

A song composed by an exile
I
A bunch of shamrocks from a friend,
Across the deep blue sea,
Dear little sprig of the three leaf shamrock.
There are none can tell how dear thou are to me,
For thy leaves still smell of Irish heart.
And to my mind you "the little three leaf shamrock" recalls the hill and glens deck at home.
II
The sweet little shinning shamrock,
Thy green leaves tell to me, a message true hearted love,
Send the dear little shamrock to a friend,
For I seem to hear a tender voice, above the city's roar.
"Take this bunch of shamrocks from the sweet Inishowen's shore,
And hear families voices and listen to

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Collector
Sadie Maria Long
Gender
female
Address
1419863
Informant
Patrick Long
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
67
Address
1419863
Language
English