on them for luck. There was presents given to the blacksmith but it was for work done. The bellows was made of leather and brass rivets. They used to redden iron in the fire for banishing rats. They had other charms for certain things.
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“John said his master one morning”
The following is composed of what a boy did for his master at a fair. A real old Irish songJohn and his master one morning in May, drive this cow to the fair.
For she is in good order it is her I can spare.
John drove the cow out of the land. Off to the fair he straight way did go.
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