School: Shanakill, Roscrea

Shanakill, Co. Tipperary
Seán Ó Ceallaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0547, Page 110

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    She goes far away and seldom comes home ?
    A: A ship.
    Q: What city fits in a bottle ?
    A: The city of Cork.
    Q: Here I stand and far I see,
    A black lamb in a holly tree,
    He'd fight the bull and fight the bear,
    And conquer all the birds of the air ?
    A: Hunger.
    Q: Why does a dog turn around twice before he lies down ?
    A: Because one good turn deserves another.
    Q: How would you compare Ireland to a bottle of whiskey ?
    A: Because there's a "Cork" in the end of both of them.
    Q: Why is a dead doctor like a dead duck ?
    A: Because both is done their quacking.
    Q: Why is the city of Berlin like a drunken man ?
    A: Because it is on the Spree.
    Q: What is the difference between a piano, and a bad cigar and your face ?
    A: A piano makes music, and a bad cigar makes you sick , and your face makes me sick.
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