School: Caitrín Naomhtha, Eachdhruim (roll number 14423)

Aughrim, Co. Galway
Pádraig Ó Ceocháin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0029, Page 0216

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    An English man, Irish man, and Scotch man were invited to a feast by a minister.

    An English man, Irish man and Scotch man were invited to a feast by a minister. When they were seating at the table, the minister said:
    "If any of you want anything that's on the table you must ask me for it in a rhyme, and in that rhyme my name must be praised."
    The English man wanted the wine so he said:
    "Oh! minister divine
    Pass me the wine"
    The Scotch man wanted the cream so he said:
    "Oh! minister supreme
    Pass me the cream"
    The Irish man wanted the jug of milk, but he did not know what to say. He was thinking, thinking and thinking so at last he got tired and said:
    "Oh! you old mug
    Pass me that jug"
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Marie Keary
    Aughrim, Co. Galway