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GUEST,Mike O'Leary-Johns Lyr Req: The Limerick Rake (20) RE: Lyr Req: limerick rake 16 Mar 08

Barry the verse you are referring to.....:-

If I chance for to go to the town of Adare
The girls all around me to flock on the Square
Some bring me a bottle and others sweet cakes
To treat me unknown to their parents
Theres one from Askeaton and one from the Pike
Another from Arda my heart has beguiled
Tho' being from the mountains her stockings are white

I have to confess that in the first line it should be "Rathkeal";
but I have changed it to Adare as my Great Grandfather came from there.
Also a friend of mine ;a great Fiddle player[Joe Holland from Castleblaney] told me that the Line in Gaelic was used in "polite company".
He gave me the last line as.....
And I'd love to be Twisting her Garter!

    I hope you are keeping well Barry..............Mike.

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