School: Gníomh go Leith (B.) (roll number 1703)

Gneevgullia, Co. Kerry
Cormac Ó Laoghaire
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0451, Page 425

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  1. The wren, the wren, king of all birds
    St. Stephen's day he was caught in the furze
    Although he is little his family was great
    Rise up landlady and give us a trate (treat)
    And if this trate be very small
    It won't agree with the boys at all
    And if this treat be of the best
    I hope in Heaven your soul will rest
    I followed my wren through frost and snow.
    I followed my wren three miles or so.
    I followed my wren through Carraig an Ois.
    And brought him here on a holly bush.
    Here is the wren which ye can see
    Dressed upon a holly tree.
    Dreoilín, Dreoilín, where is your nest
    It's in the woods where I love best.
    It's between a holly and an ivy tree
    Where all the birds can whistle to me
    I brought the wren to visit you here.
    A happy Christmas and a merry New Year
    Christmas comes but once a year
    And when it comes it brings good cheer.
    Up with the kettle and down with the pan.
    A penny or two to bury the wren.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. events
      1. events (by time of year) (~11,476)
        1. Feast of St Stephen (~402)
    Jeremiah Gleeson
    Tooreennamult, Co. Kerry