School: St. Brendan's (C.), Blennerville

Blennerville, Co. Kerry
Máire, Bean Uí Mhuircheartaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0441, Page 025

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  1. Old Songs (continued)

    Dan Gamble is my name, from the town of Argyle.

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    saying, what brought you here, over from Erin go Bragh.
    My name it is Pat, and that's very true.
    If I was the devil, what's that to you.
    If it were for that firelock, you hold in your paw.
    I'll show you the game played in Erin go Bragh.
    A stick of blackthorn, I held in my fist.
    Upon his broad shoulders, I did it, well twist.
    The blood from his napper, I quickly did draw.
    Saying, there is the game played in Erin go Bragh.
    The mob gathered round like flocks of wild geese.
    Arrest Irish Pat or he'll kill our police.
    For striking the police-man, and breaking the law.
    Nine months in hard labour got Erin go Bragh.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Curragraigue, Co. Kerry