School: Dromiskin (B.), Dundalk (roll number 837)

Location:
Dromiskin, Co. Louth
Teacher:
James Morgan

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0665, Page 437

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And by some false means I was forced to die.


All together:-
The cellar door is locked
And we can't get in,
It's all for the money
We sing boys sing.

Song and dance ending with "The Soldier's Song".

In the year 192(-) a prominent Dromiskin famer, an ardent supporter of the late Mr Redmond's Irish Party and subsequently of Mr Devlin's dwindling group, composed the following rhymes, selected the representative characters from his servants and members of his family, and launched a Mummer band but for one night only. They visited some thirty houses in the district and although the views and sentiments of the revellers were directly in conflict with those of most of the people visited they were well received, the organiser being regarded by all as a "gay fellow" and a "leg-puller". Popularly known as "Bill" Morgan(?), he is the local Peace Commissioner and has been elected as Co Councills for this area at three successive elections. He himself took the role of the King of England:-


King George V
I am the King of England, I've come to wish you joy,
You are more loyal to me now than in the days gone by,
I put my trust in Timothy he is a darling boy,

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