School: Carrickatee (roll number 16481)

Location:
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Éamonn Ó Dubhthaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0941, Page 283

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I
On the fourteenth day of August all in this present year
McChesney dressed all in his best for Murphys he did steer.
He drove all in his motor car his heart with joy did fill.
To see his sweetheart Martha the pride of "Fuchsia Hill".
II
"Hold on" says Jim Somerville the conductor of the car.
"Until I treat you decently from this bottle of three star.
For I'll supply with any goods no matter what they cost
For you all do know brave "Jim and Cop." the merchant at the cross.
III
They sat him down in the sitting-room and Martha by his side.
He says "You are my hearts delight

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Collector
Alice Ward
Gender
female
Address
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Language
English