School: Cill Srianáin (Jamestown) (roll number 1024)

Location:
Jamestown, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Bríd Ní Ghormáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0210, Page 524

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Old Song (continued)

On the edge of a bog, on a splendid estate
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Chorus
3 lines as before.
Line 4. To bit the ould nose off McCarthy.
An' when he'd go out, to a market or fair
His big brawny chest was exposed to the air.
Sorra cravat he ever could wear.
'Twould smother ould Paddy McCarthy.
chorus 3 lines as before
Line 4. Twould smother ould Paddy McCarthy.
One night at a wake he got drunk as a beast
And who should he meet but his own Parish Priest
"Well Paddy,"says he "youll be damned now at least"
"Ill be damned, if I will, says Mc Carthy.

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Collector
Mary Gorman
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Hunt
Gender
female
Address
Jamestown, Co. Leitrim
Language
English