School: Eaglais

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 125

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Lúra Lára Limba Lock, Five miles I set a clock...

Lúra Lára Limba Lock
Five miles I set a clock
I sunk I bunk to marry my dear
Write down a king of grey mare
Higgetty Haggetty black foot

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

Ickle Ackle black bottle
Ickle Ackle out
If you come in to my house
I will put you out.

Mama said nobody should
Play with the gipsies in the wood
The wood is dark & grass is green
Here comes Molly dressed in green
She went to the river and she couldn't get across
She paid ten guineas for an old black horse
The horse began to kick & wag his tail
And she sent him off to Sligo Jail.

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