School: Scrabagh (roll number 11202)

Location:
Scrabbagh, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Mrs Rose Ffrench

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0254, Page 110

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The following was composed by Mr. Owens N.T. Dangan Kilmore 1890...

I
Twas early on a Thursday
I got orders to prepare
For the market some good flounders
That my mother had to spare.

II
The Season of the planting of potatoes drawing Nigh
She made up her mind to sell them
While the prices were so high.
III
It so happened that my guardian
Was so busy on that day
For once she said she'd trust me
And she let me peg away.
IV
I promised ere I started
That no company I'd join
Nor be drunk nor in Barrack
Nor be fooled with the coins.
V
So the flounders well I sorted
From a very decent crop
Put the small ones on the bottom
And big ones on the top.

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