School: Cnoc Breac

Location:
New Inn, Co. Galway
Teacher:
M. Ó Maoldúin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0045, Page 0324

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As an Irish boy was leaving, Leaving his native home,

I
As an Irish boy was leaving,
Leaving his native home,
Crossing the broad Atlantic wave,
Once more he would wish to roam
And as he was leaving his mother,
While walking o'r the key,
He threw his arms around her neck
And these words he said.
II
A mother love is a blessing
No matter where you roam
Keep her while she is living,
You will miss her when she is gone
Love her as in childhood,
Though feeble old and grey,
You will never miss a mothers love,
Till she is buried beneath the clay.

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Collector
Mary Naughton
Gender
female
Address
Carra, Co. Galway
Informant
Pat Naughton
Gender
male
Age
52
Address
Carra, Co. Galway
Language
English