Friday, June 15, 2012

Jack Lane

Far from Aubane near Millstreet In Duhallow his first home countryside
Jack Lane is a fellow who is known far and wide
As a historian, writer, editor and publisher he is one famed and known
In Aubane they are proud to claim Jack as their own

That Jack Lane is a North Cork literary icon there is not any doubt
The lives of the great writers of Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra he has written about
One who knows so much of the history of literary lore
Of his kind the World is in need of far more

With his talents great joy to so many he does bring
Of the praises of Jack i feel obliged to sing
The communities of Sliabh Luachra and Duhallow so much to him owe
For his recording of their history from ages ago

In Aubane Valley in view of Mushera his life's journey began
There he went to primary school and grew into a man
Before the lust for wander took him to elsewhere
For to learn about life in the big World out there

A recorder of the history of a long by gone day
That his kind are a dying breed does seem sad to say
As a historian, publisher and writer his legend has grown
And it's thanks to him Aubane is now widely known.

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