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- I am a roving hackler I love the shamrock shore;
My name is Pat Mac Donnell
and my age is eighty four.
I am loved and well respected by my friends and neighbours all;
In sweet Stradone I am well known, around Laragh and Grousehall.
When I was young I danced and sung and drank good whiskey too,
In each shebeen shop that sold a drop of The Real Old Mountain Dew.
There was a poteen still, on every hill where the Peelers had no call;
And on St Patricks day I long to stray for pleasure around Grousehall.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.