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For the mixing of the mortar
He doesn't give a cheer
As long as he has that famous man,
Old ceckling [?] Tommie Greea [?]
Now the building is finished.
And it looks very grand
He must go across the border
And take her by the hand.
This is a beautiful building
For all the men to see
It will be the star of Ralaghan
For all eternity.
This poem was written on the occasion of John Swann building a new house in the townland of Ralaghan in the year 1932.
The Sergeant Hicks mentioned in the song was an ex-policeman who lived in Killyclare