School: Baile an Chnuich (Hilltown)

Location:
Hilltown, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Simon Murphy

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Landlords etc. - A Land League Song

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0882, Page 209

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A Land League Song.

1.
There was a wealthy farmer lived convenient to this place
He went against his neighbours and sank into disgrace
He went against his neighbours a thing he should avoid
He joined a lad from Chilcomb lodge who name was Thomas Boyd.
ii
This boy he was an agent as you may plainly see
He evicted the poor widow Walshe likewise her family
He left them all without a roof the truth I'll not conceal
He was backed out by a farmer his name was Adam Neill
iii
Long life to John Mc Cormack who boldly fought the cause
And to the Ballymitty boys who should get great applause
Likewise poor Willie Mc Coy we will not him forget
He lived upon the cross that you may pass going up to big Slevoy
May long he remain and ne'er complain with us to wear the green

Collected from
P.Mc. Cormack, Arnestown, Ballymitty.

Informant
P. Mc Cormack
Address
Arnestown, Co. Wexford
Language
English