Susan Mallaghan

You sang me to sleep
with 'The Spinning Wheel',
so many times; to me,
you did it more sweetly

than Delia Murphy. You saved me,
much to my embarrassment,
from a beating by Paul Curran
in Kilmorey Park, swinging

your sweeping brush.
And when you died,
Thelma wanted me
to kiss you in your coffin.

URL: www.mourne.org/granny.htm

spinning wheel pic

Click here for words
of 'The Spinning Wheel'
and listen to Delia Murphy
singing it.
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