School: Tullistown (roll number 5751)

Location:
Tullystown, Co. Westmeath
Teacher:
Mrs. Sheridan

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0719, Page 175

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If your father and mother so cruel
Most surely Ill die
Oh never say die dear says Mary
A way now to save you I see
Since my parents are both contrary
Youd better ask me

Oh youth happy youth with a blessing
In thy freshness of dawn and of dew.
When hope the young heart is caressing
And our griefs are both light and but few
Yet in life as it swiftly flies oer us
Some musing for sadness we find
In youth weve our troubles before us
In age we leave pleasure behind
II
Aye troubles the first boy that drives us
Up hill tell we get to the top
While Joy's an old servant behind us.
We call on for ever to stop
Oh put on the drag Joy my jewel.

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Collector
Maureen O' Reilly
Gender
female
Address
Togher, Co. Westmeath
Informant
James Reilly
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Address
Togher, Co. Westmeath
Language
English