School: Árd Raithín (roll number 6260)

Ardrahan, Co. Galway
Tomás S. Ó Meadhra
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0036, Page 0264

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  1. Old Rhymes
    1. Patrick McEnty an Irish man of note
    Fell in for a fortune
    And bought himself a goat
    Says "he" sure of goats milk
    I mean to have my fill
    And when he brough
    His nanny home
    He found it was a bill
    2. Four jack-asses came to my door
    I got up to let them in
    And who was there
    But my bold Tom Finn
    3. Up with the kettle
    Down with the pan
    Give us our answer
    And let us be gone
    4 Up with the kettle
    Down with the pan
    A penny or twopence
    To bury the wren
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Máire Ní Mhathúna
    Carrownamona, Co. Galway