when he got to the house the man was dead. From that day to this the old people would not let you sing that song for they say it was the cause of a man not getting the last sacraments.
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Once upon a time there was a man named John Mannion[?] and he was very poor. An Angel came to him and gave him three wishes. The first wish was he would like to go to heaven. The next wish was to be happy. And the last one was he would like to be buried with his father. The Angel said it was granted because he did not ask for riches.