School: Mainistir Ó dTórna

Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry
Mícheál Ó Ríoghbhardáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0413, Page 054

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  1. A Song

    In a glen I worked one day.

    In a glen I worked one day.
    Night o'ertook me in the place,
    Uninvited I betook me
    To the house of Diarmaid Crooked
    Spought I there just bare protection.
    Whither chance poor me directed,
    Neither bed nor pallet asked I,
    Merely place beside the fire.
    His old hag, in accents wild,
    Spewed her venow on my kind
    Her's was not a house of rest -
    "Get thee east or get thee west".
    Fled I from the churl's hearth,
    Faced the wrathful winter blast,
    Travelled fields in mortal fread
    As if wraites behind me pressed!
    I implore with all my heart,
    That your home to utmost top
    Crumble 'neath the rising tide,
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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