School: Anach Cuain

Location:
Annaghdown, Co. Galway
Teacher:
R. S. Ó Conaill

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Anach Cuain | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0024, Page 0127

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The wren , the wren
The king of the birds
Up with the kettle
And down with the pan
A penny or two-pence
To bury the wren
If you have not twopence
A penny will do
If you have not a penny
A halfpenny will do
And if you have not a halfpenny
God bless you

We chased the wren
From rock to rock
We chased him
Into a public shop
We dipped his nose
In a bottle of beer
and I wish you all a happy New Year