School: Eaglais

Location:
Burren, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
S. Ó Mongaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 124

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There was a man in Dublin Dee...

There was a man in Dublin Dee
He set a garden full of seed
When the seed began to grow
Like a garden full of snow
When the snow began to melt
Like a ship without a belt
When the ship began to sail
Like a bird without a tail
When the bird began to fly
Like a needle in the sky
When the sky began to fall
Like a bottle in the wall
When the bottle began to spill
Like a fairy in the hill
When the fairy began to dance
Like a woman going to France
Three shots of a gun
Three sticks across the wall
The Lord have mercy on us all

Collector
Mr Heverin
Gender
male
Informant
William Tolan
Gender
male
Age
80
Address
Sheeans, Co. Mayo
Language
English

Doora Dora play a pin
Open the gate
And let the poor blind man in.