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From: "J. L. Jones" <>
Subject: Manx Ballad
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 18:24:45 -0600
Scotch-Irish Listers, I am forwarding this Merry Christmas ballad to you.
When I contact Frances, I have to leave out the "ee" at the beginning of her
address. It has something to do with my ISP.
Frances Coakley wrote:
>Hi Folks - traditional Manx Ballad for time of year (tho tinged with a bit
>of sadness in also including a hope for an easy death!)
>OLLICK ghennal erriu, as blein feer vie
>Seihll as slaynt da'n slane lught-thie;
>Bea, gennallys as bioyr eu rv-cheilley.
>Shee as graih eddyr mraane'as deiney;
>Cooid as cowryn, stock as stoyr.
>Palchey puddase as skeddan dy-liooar;
>Arran as caashey, eeym as roauyr;
>Baase myr lugh ayns ullin ny soalt;
>Cadley sauchey tra vees shiu ny lhie,
>Gyn feeackle y jiargan, cadley dy mie.
>A MERRY Christmas to you, and a good year;
>Luck and health to the whole house;
>Life, joy, and sprightliness to every one.
>Peace and love between men and women;
>Goods and riches, stock and store.
>Lots of potatoes, herring enough ;
>Bread and cheese, and butter and beef.
>Death like a mouse in a barn haggart;
>Sleeping safely when you are in bed,
>Undisturbed by the flea's tooth, sleeping well
>the notes and more Manx ballads on my site
>Frances Coakley Snr Lecturer Dept Elec Eng; University of Surrey; Guildford
>GU2 5XH UK;
>Tel +44(0)1483 259129; Fax +44(0)1483 534139 email
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