School: Mullach Dubh

Location:
Lisgorman, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Pádhraic Ó Blioscáin

Filter stories

Back
/ 285 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Song

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0203, Page 234

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

Song

There sits in the emerald isle of the ocean

There sits in the emerald isle of the ocean
A mountain called Benbo so majestic to view
Birds nest in the wildwood with youthful devotion
Around its green base where tall bushes spontaneously grow

My dwelling is built by the side of the wildwood
To the eastern side of the windbeaten hill
Where travellers spellbound spent many a hour
Attracted by music of the modern skill
We have songsters the best of the feathered creation
Whose notes far surpass any

(continues on next page)
Informant
James Mc Hugh
Gender
male
Address
Cloonaquin, Co. Leitrim
Language
English