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The Geevagh Cross Prisoner

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The Geevagh Cross Prisoner

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James Foley a rebelious man within his clan 
Lends a hand to his neighbour's eviction and land 
Decided in a church yard chat of alarm  
A process served on a man is evil and darned

Evicted from thatch is fearful in that there is no where to go
They band in the mist on a boheen grass strip await the post man's right hand
The process appears the postman he nears he waits then bowls near the crowd
He fronts the large gang of vagabond brand his letter is blocked y their stand

The post bag is ripped from shoulder and quiped you go and leave this place now
The contents ransacked and process burnt black not delivered for court or for hand
Constables came one hour remains a battering ram then deployed
All scurry on out in fear from a shout leave tears in their door way a jammed 

Jail of six months in Limerick they shunt assizes demand of their mane
Their women folk fear the crops needed dear the neighbours gather around in a feat
A cheer and a fire admired by a shire propaganda and telegraph sent 
Fair play to those wives revolution aside that church yard endeavoured to dream 


My G/Grandfather's act i 1908   

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