[From Mannin vol 5 1915]
Theers no times now like the oul times
When the singin an dancin was in;
Aw, wonderful times, them oul times!
An wizeer was the sin?
When the boys an the gels were meetin
In the houses when work was done,
Comin in with a joke an a greetin,
An the oul folks watchin the fun.
With the table pushed in the corner
An the fiddler perched on high,
An as long as his hans would fiddle
The feet of the gels would fly,
Till the last dance finished in daylight
An the last oul song was sung,
In the gay times, in the houl times
The times when I was young!