School: An Clochar, B'l'Áthan Ríogh

Location:
Athenry, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Treasa Ní Bhriain

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A Song

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0003, Page 092

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A Song

Sometime maybe I will wander back to Eire

Sometimes maybe I will wander back to Eire. Even at the closing of my day, To see again the heather on the hill-side, And the sun go down on Galway Bay.
To see again the ripple in the trout stream And the women in the meadows making hay To sit around the turf fire in the cabin, And to watch the barefoot "garsoons" at their play.
The winds that blow across the sea's from Eire, Are perfumed with the heather as they go And the women in the uplands digging "praities" Speak a language that the English do not know,
And then they come and try to teach us their way And blame us for being what we are, But it would be better to go and try

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Collector
Peggy Walsh
Gender
female
Address
Ballybackagh, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs H. Walsh
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Ballybackagh, Co. Galway
Language
English