The Kindly Welcome

Ah! ‘twill only be a shower,
Tho’ the wind is from the West,
Just in for half-an-hour
And give yerself a rest.

And was that what ye wor sketchin’ –
Just the turf stack an’ the whins?
And yer death o’ cowld yer ketchin’ –
Mary Ann, put out them hins!

An’ that picture, do ye say now
Ye could sell for thirty bob?
Still, this paintin’ in a way now
Is a very lonesome job.

. . . . . .

Oh! now yer welcome, honey,
To a little sup like that;
Is it me be takin’ money
For what wouldn’t feed the cat!

Prose, Poems & Parodies of Percy French, 1980, Helicon Limited, Dublin.


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The 15th Percy French Festival

French Awakenings

19th, 20th, 21st July 2023

At Castlecoote House

Honorary President of the Festival, the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins.

Informed Social & Cultural Discussion of Ireland Today.