School: Gusserane

Location:
Gusserane, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Bríghid, Bean Nic Fheorais
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  1. The Flower of Curraghmore.
    i
    I'm wounded by a charming girl ye kind God set me free,
    She is a handsome tall young girl but, does not pity me,
    Her gold-like hair and trusses bright hang oer her gentle face,
    Tis her fair distracting charms first disturbed my humble peace.
    ii
    When I first beheld this angel bright she struck me with delight
    Her bright angelic features sorely increased my sighs
    Her face was like the roses that bloom both red and white
    She is the fairest of all females she was my heart's delight
    iii
    For to send forth her praises my eloquence is weak,
    For Cupid's dart has pierced my heart which causes me to speak
    You all heard tell of Venus, young Mars did her adore
    I think her far inferior to "The Flower of Curraghmore."
    iv
    Dont reflect on me with scorn when you'll hear of my sad pain,
    Or think 'tis youth and folly that makes young men complain,
    If she knew my disorder I'm sure she'd set me free
    Take pity lovely Katie prove kind and marry me.
    v
    But what signify my industries my labours are all in vain,
    For she has placed her fancy on someother youthful swain
    Since I cant gain the favour of the girl that I adore,
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Annie Ryan
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Garryduff, Co. Wexford
    Informant
    Mr Richard Ryan
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    70
    Address
    Garryduff, Co. Wexford