School: Monaseed (roll number 15937)

Location:
Monaseed, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Nioclás Ó Diomasaigh

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Local Song - Engine Trouble

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0889, Page 048

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Local Song (1)

Engine Trouble
1.
My name is Michael Kinsella,
A man who is well known,
I am the village blacksmith,
Do a business of my own.
My forge is up in Monaseed,
Convenient to the school.
With the village pumps outside my gate,
To keep my irons cool.
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I've lately bought an engine,
To help me with my trade.
But the devil a much it has done yet,
For of it I'm afraid.
It looks quite nice and harmless,
Erected in its shed;
But when I go to start it,
I fairly lose my head.
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The neighbours come to look at me,
When my engine starts to go.
They like to hear her cough and snort.

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Collector
Peggie Mulligan
Gender
female
Address
Craan Lower, Co. Wexford
Informant
Denis Doyle
Gender
male
Age
36
Address
Knockbrandon Upper, Co. Wexford
Language
English