School: Druim Mór

Location:
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Seosamh Ó Catháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 276

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I wandered by a cottage door...

I wandered by a cottage door
And the parrot said "Come in
The door was open and I came in
And saw sitting there a maiden with a dimpled shin,
And combing down her hair,
A sweet surprise came in her eyes
And yet she did not frown
And as I smiled on that dear child
And the parrot said "Sit down,"
I sat down on that cottage chair
And the parrot said "Kiss her"
And as the maiden didn't speak
"Be Jove," said I, "I will"
The blush that mounted to her cheek
Made her more lovely still
And soon in haste I grasped her waist,
She cries out "No No"
As she looked so nice, I kissed her twice
And the parrot said "Bravo"
Her father then came rushing in
And the parrot said "Sneak out"
Her father's voice was like a rasp
And swearing he began

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Collector
Seosamh Ó Catháin
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Address
Dromore West, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mike Tiernan
Gender
male
Address
Bellafarney, Co. Sligo
Language
English