School: Carnadough (B.), Newtowncashel

Location:
Corr na Dabhcha, Co. an Longfoirt
Teacher:
P. Eustace
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0753, Page 405

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  1. I
    My name is Patrick Hester near Longford I was born.
    My Parents reared me honestly I bore no man any scorn.
    In honesty I laboured in Littleton for years
    When I think of old acquaintance it causes me to shed tears.
    II
    The evidence against me was that in October '97
    That I shot Bernard Keegan, may his poor soul rest in Heaven.
    That I watched him from behind a ditch alone as he did pass.
    And with the gun I took his life returning home from mass.
    III
    And when I done this awful deed to a neighbours house I ran.
    And in among some hay and straw I safely hid the gun.
    And afraid I'd be arrested I returned back in haste.
    And once again I took the gun and hid it in its place.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. seánra
      1. filíocht
        1. filíocht na ndaoine (~9,504)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Domhnaill Ó Fearghaill
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Cluain Mí, Co. an Longfoirt
    Informant
    Patrick Hester
    Gender
    Male