School: Mulhuddart (roll number 16675)

Mulhuddart, Co. Dublin
Tomás Ó Broin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0790, Page 122

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    Came a big blister as big as a plum.
    I have a small box under my arm
    And a few pence will do it no harm
    If you fill it of the best
    I hope, in Heaven your soul may rest
    But if you fill it of the small
    I won't agree with the "Wran Boys" at all
    So up with the "kittle" and down with the pan
    Give us your answer and let us be gone
    Haray me boys haray.
    The "Wran" the "Wran" , the King of all birds
    On St Stephens Day she was caught in the firs
    So up with the "kittle" and down with the pan
    Give us a penny or tuppence to bury the "Wran".
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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