“The only poet that they knew of around here was Matt Mahon. ...”
Told to me by my father
60 years of age
When he would come into a house if he was not well received he would make up a bad song about the people of the house and if he was well received he would make up a good song.
He was travelling one Sunday and he went into a lot of houses and he got nothing until he came to Peter McGann's.
He was highly received there and he composed the following verse:-I been from Connaught and in in Clare
And by my conscience I must declare
That the likes of Peter and his family
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