School: Yellow Furze

Location:
Yellow Furze, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Síle, Bean Uí Leamhain

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0684, Page 328

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At Rosnaree there lived an old man whose name was Johnson. When selling anything he would compose a rhyme about it. One time he was selling eels and he made a verse which ran like this;-
"Johnie Johnson has Eels for sale
As good as ever wagged a tail,
If you eat them raw they will stick in your craw,
But if you fry them on a pan
They are fit for any man."

Collector
Eileen Bruton
Gender
female
Informant
P. Mullen
Gender
male
Language
English