School: Tullistown (roll number 5751)

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

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Caoch O'Leary

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0719, Page 217

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One winter's day long long ago
When I was a little fellow
A wandering piper came to our door
Grey headed blind and yellow
Ah how glad was my young heart
Though the earth and sky looked dreary
To see the piper and his dog twas pinch and Cauch O'Leary


(II)
And when he stowed away his bag
Cross bared with green and yellow
I thought and said on Ireland's ground
There was not so fine a fellow.
And Seamus Burke and Sean Ma Gee and Sly Cauch and Mary.
Rushed in with panting breath to see and welcomed Cauch O Leary.

(III)
A God be with those happy days and
God be with my childhood
When I bare headed roamed all day

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Collector
Maureen O' Reilly
Gender
female
Address
Togher, Co. Westmeath
Informant
Mrs Anne O' Reilly
Gender
female
Age
67
Occupation
farmer
Address
Togher, Co. Westmeath
Language
English