Poem - Mill Street -Larne

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Poem - Mill Street -Larne

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As I went up the Mill Street
and feeling very grand,
stepping right and proudly
with a shilling in my hand.

I knew that nearly everything
I wanted would be there,
And when I'd finished buying
I'd have money still to spare.

I got two sticks of liquorice
in Kirkwoods for a start,
In Henry McGookins nice wee shop
I bought a ha'penny tart.

Into Lovie Craigs next
her shop was nice and neat,
she sold the finest strip'd balls
that you could ever eat.

At the end of Mission Lane
I stopped at Paddy Lees,
I wanted tea and sugar
and a nice wee bit of cheese.

Two big "damaged" apples
I got from Soke O'Boyles
Then into Mrs Wilsons
Where the broth was on the boil.

I had a bowl of steaming broth
a farl of soda bread,
then out into the street again
all feeling hot and red.

Then into Mrs Hendersons
says I to her - I said
"My mother always tells me,
you've the finest potted head."

Then up the street I dandered
into Warwicks bacon shop,
Ther was liver, chops and bacon
and griskins by the score.

Into Dan Mulvenna's next
at the corner of Trow Lane,
near where Andy Killen
stored his feeding stuff and grain.

I'd often mind a farmers horse,
at Drummonds spirit store,
I'd get a ha'penny - perhaps
a penny never more.

And so to finish up my spree
in Kirkpatricks Bakery shop,
I'd buy myself a currant square
or a nice big thick snowdrop.

I started with a shilling bright
as I have said before,
and still I had a ha'penny left
but am going to spend no more.

You may talk about your Main Street
your Cross Street or Dunluce,
theres not a thing in one of them
that Mill Street can't produce.

They're very grand up Inver
and Roddens and Clonlee,
but the kindly folk of Mill Street
are good enough for me.

By John Clifford
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