“The Mayogall Asses”


The singer describes a "cavalcade of donkeys" taken to Mayogall. The animals, in all sorts of conditions, are set to carry a load of cabbages to market. The driver convinces the animals to come, where he sells cabbages and animals both


When I read this, I get the feeling something has been lost -- it seems completely pointless.

The story of Saul and his father's missing donkeys is told in 1 Samuel 9:3-10:16. - RBW


  1. SHenry H130, pp. 26-27, "The Mayogall Asses" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13350
  3. BI, HHH130


Author: Words: James O'Kane
Earliest date: 1926 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: animal commerce
Found in: Ireland