School: Beale (1) (roll number 7660)

Beal, Co. Kerry
Martin Beasley
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0399, Page 034

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  1. A Song

    You tell me of the beauties of Ballybunion shore

    A Song
    Yu tell me of the beauties of Ballybunion shore,
    Where the Atlantic waves are being and the b?? loudly roar,
    You tell me of the castle in that wild majestic land
    But sweeter to my vision is the wild rose by the strand.
    It blossomed first on Banna transplanted here it gr??
    But a farer or dearer flower no mortal ever knew
    The Kerry Hills are famous with their mountains high and grand
    But each gives me in its beauty through the wild road of the strand
    One evening as I wandered along the wave washed
    To view those towering cliffs and rocks where the w?? of nature teach
    My footsteps I retreated when I found myself entranced
    For in raptures I behold it. the wild rose by the strand
    How can I e'er forget it those by gone days of yore
    And for you Ballybunion my heart it grieves ??? sore
    But now I am determined no matter where I stand
    To pluck the flowers and cherries from the wild rose by the strand.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. poetry
        1. folk poetry (~9,504)
    Eileen Kelly
    Bromore West, Co. Kerry