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The Wren Song

The wren, the wren, the king of all birds
St. Stephen's Day got caught in the furze
Although he was little, his honor was great
Jump up, me lads, and give us a treat.

As I was gone to Killenaule
I met a wren upon the wall
Up with me wattle and knocked him down
And brought him into Carrick town.

Dreolín, dreolín, where's your nest?
'tis in the bush that I love best
In the tree, the holly tree
Where all the boys do follow me.

Up with the kettle and down with the pan
And give us a penny to bury the wren.

We followed the wren three miles or more
Three miles or more, three miles or more
We followed the wren three miles or more
At six o'clock in the morning.

We have a little box under me arm
Under me arm, under me arm
We have a little box under me arm
A penny or tuppence'll do it no harm.

Mrs. Clancy's a very good woman
A very good woman, a very good woman
Mrs. Clancy's a very good woman
She gave us a penny to bury the wren.
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