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Sweet Molly
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks

Saturday, March 12, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A WWWorkshop assignment honoring Miss Molly Malone

If you know of Ireland and Dublin
sure, you've heard of Sweet Molly Malone;
she'd push her barrow
along streets narrow,
selling her shellfish she was well known.

Many myths have been written 'bout Molly,
and the song sung with many a twist,
but I'll never believe
and I couldn't conceive,
that Miss Molly just didn't exist.

I've read unkind words about Molly:
she sold more than just her seafood.
Now, that's not my Molly
oh, goodness and golly,
to think so would be ever so rude!

She learned the trade from her parents;
fishmongers they were, did you know?
Sold live cockles,
sold live mussels,
while crying "alive, alive oh"!

Sweet Molly, a fair lookin' lass she,
died young from the fever, 'tis so,
but listen up dear
you'll hear ever so clear
refrains of “…alive, alive, oh!"

"Crying cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh!"*

*Cockles and Mussels, or Molly Malone, Comic Song by James Yorkston (original-version author unknown)

© Original Copyright Jackie (Micke) Jinks, July 2003

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/3/2006
Thank you for sharing this poetic tale, Jackie. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/24/2005

"Sweet Molly" is a "sweet" poetic write ... an Irish delight!!

Best to you,

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/16/2005
Love the feel of the Irish in this write. Thanks for the sharing of this tale.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/13/2005
sounds almost like a song, jackie! very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/13/2005
A most enchanting poetic tale and song, Jackie.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 3/13/2005
Jackie, A myth she may just be, but here in your Den you've given her
Stunning work!

Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/12/2005
Micke this is fantastic! I love the way you wrote it, has the limerick rhythm and rhyme, really wonderful! I always enjoyed hearing this song on St Paddy's day.


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