“The Rookery”


The singer meets a maid and accompanies her home "in Blarney Lane, convenient to the Rookery." She invites him to her room for sport and whisky punch. He wakes drunk, minus twenty pounds, a watch and coat. The neighbors laugh. Young men be warned

Cross references

  • cf. "Gold Watch" [Laws K41] (plot) and references there


  1. OCanainn, pp. 42-43, "The Rookery" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, OCan042


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1978 (OCanainn)
Found in: Ireland