School: Mullach Dubh

Lisgorman, Co. Leitrim
Pádhraic Ó Blioscáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0203, Page 124

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  1. One evening late as I did stray.
    All in the pleasant month of May.
    There I beheld on Scarvagh brae
    A juvenile committee
    It did consist of seven beaus
    Who had met there to tell their woes
    How they spent their lives, sure heaven knows
    In solitude and slavery.
    They all allowed it; twas but fair.
    To elect "Old Failey" to the chair.
    As he was the oldest they had there.
    They would favour him with the honour
    "Old Failey" then got up to speak.
    To give his advice he opened his beak
    And asked them all for heaven's sake.
    To hurry up and marry.
    James Gibbin then got up and said.
    He wouldn't marry any maid
    Unless three hundred to him paid
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. poetry
        1. folk poetry (~9,504)