School: Stonetown, Louth (roll number 16431)

Location:
Stonetown Lower, Co. Louth
Teacher:
P. Ó Dubháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0668, Page 250

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I care not for your city.
Nor for your fancy balls
Give me the homely gathering
Where the Irish tweeds and shawls
Are sported down in Rosslough
Not too far from my abode,
By the colleens and buacails
At the deck beside the road.

The above song was made about a deck that was erected beside the road in Rosslough about 25 or 30 years ago.
Collected by Peter Marron: Tully.

Seo ceann eile!-
Down by the river Fane
With flowers, a bloom one afternoon
I rambled all alone
Neath a leafy shade I heard a maid
Making a sigh and moan
Saying Johnny dear if you were here
My troubles they'd by o'er
But in Africa-y my love to day
Is fighting for the Boer
I would I could if I could hear
Your music voice again
The day we met I'll n'er forget
Down by the river Fane.

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Collector
Eileen Bellew
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs E. Clinton
Gender
female
Age
38
Address
Rosslough, Co. Louth
Language
English