School: Liatra (roll number 13341)

Location:
Lettera, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Seán Mac Sheoin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 087

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i am poor Thomas Duff now

l
I am sorry poor Thomas Duffy now
for soon you got your fall,
For you thought you would trick the Jobber,
But you got no straw at all.
II
When Duffy spied Squire Griffin
As he was for his roam
Saying "Gods truth your honor"
And I cannot take it home.
III
When Duffy entered Gaffey's house
He was in the best of Cheer
Saying by "Goreb Sir I'll tell you
That the Meelick's straw isn't dear.
IV
It was early next morning
When Duffy and old Queen Ann
They came along the road
And a messenger to Baile Thiar immediately ran.
V
When Jobber he came on the scene

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Collector
Delia Moylan
Gender
female
Address
Meelickroe, Co. Roscommon
Language
English