School: Ballymartle (roll number 7361)

Location:
Baile an Mhoirtéalaigh, Co. Chorcaí
Teacher:
Patrick Kelleher
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0322, Page 076

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0322, Page 076

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  1. Old Songs

    While Poonan stood the times were good

    (1)
    Whole Poonan stood
    The times were good
    Everything seemed funny
    Until a meaner race
    Took up the place
    That ate the combs
    And sold the Honey.
    (2)
    Within this hive
    We are all alive
    Good liquor make us funny
    So if you are dry
    Come in and try
    The flavour of our honey
    (1)
    Four upright honest decent men
    A meeting did convene
    To choose in private there and then
    The local Beauty Queen.
    (2)
    The candidates got off their marks
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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