School: Gort na Díogha (roll number 15587)

Gort na dTíobh Thiar, Co. na Gaillimhe
Séamus Ó Dochartaigh Bean Uí Dhochartaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0016, Page 036

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0016, Page 036

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  1. (continued from previous page)
    To die on the gallows tree
    No better I deserved
    Near Tully I was born
    For that was my native place
    And I never thought I would have brought
    My parents to disgrace.
    My name is William Healy
    And my age is twenty-one
    I never ingured and man
    Nor never did a wrong.
    Until this cruel murder
    I have done most barboursly
    Good christians age be satisfied
    To live in poverty.
    Now wheras Im going to part this life
    Its one request I crave to shun all evil company
    And to pledge for to adore
    Lord God he will protect me and for evermore.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.