Songs of Irish Rebellion: Irish Political Street Ballads and Rebel Songs, 1780-1900

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Four Courts, 2002 - Music - 342 pages
This classic collection is a discussion of songs that gave utterance to the opinions and feelings of an important part of the Irish people in political, social, and religious feelings. First published in 1966, this is a new edition with corrections and additional notes. The songs, which were within the reach of all strands of society, were not only an expression of the singers' and listeners' feelings or opinions but also a form of propaganda. And when printers invested in them with the production of broadsheets and booklets, they became an industry. Thus, as the author states in his introduction, they are a curious melting pot for different kinds of literature or sub-literature.

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Contents

Dunlavin Green
9
Come all you Warriors
10
Some treat of David
11
Billy Byrne of Ballymanus
12
The Song of Prosperous
13
Captain Doorley and the Boyne
14
the agrarian system
15
General Munroe
16
The Lamentation of the two Cormacks
64
McKennas Dream
65
The Irish Harvest Mens Triumph
66
Irelands Liberty Tree
67
The General Fox Chase
68
The Rising of the Moon
69
Rossas Farewell
70
Burkes Dream
71

Rody MacCorly
17
Rouse Hibernians
18
The Croppy Boy
20
Green on my Cape The Wearing of the Green
21
The Suit of Green
22
Bold McDermott
23
The Banished Defender
24
My Emmets no more
25
The Patriot Queen
26
Erins Green Shore
27
The Young Mans Dream
28
The New Granuwale
29
The Green Linnet Napoleon
30
The Royal Eagle
31
The New Bunch of Loughero The Bonny Bunch of Roses
32
The Banishment of Patrick Brady
33
Owen Rooneys Lamentation
34
Popular nationalism and unsuccessful risings
35
The Lamentation of James OSullivan
36
A Discussion between Church and Chapel
37
The Sorrowful Lamentation of Denis Mahony
38
The Noble Ribbon Boys
39
The Castlepollard Massacre
40
The Barrymore Tithe Victory
41
Slieve Na
42
Fergus OConnor and Independence
43
The Grey Horse The Grey Mare
44
The Peeler and the Goat
45
The Asss Complaint The Ass and the Orangemans Daughter
46
Dicky in the Yeomen
47
Billys Downfall
48
The Kerry Eagle
55
Erins Green Linnet
56
The Emigrants Farewell to Donegal
57
A new song on the Rotten Potatoes
58
Political realism and blood sacrifice
59
Granuas Lament for the Loss of her Blackbird Mitchel
60
The Escape of Meagher
61
A Lament written on the Dreadful Massacre of Sixmilebridge
62
Patrick Sheehan
63
The Smashing of the
72
A Lamentation on Allen Larkin and OBrien
73
God Save Ireland
74
Romantic patriotism and literary imitations of street balladry
75
Bold Jack ODonoghue
76
Poor Old Granuaile
77
Harvey Duff
78
The Land Leagues Advice
79
A new song on Michael Davitt
80
The Saxon Shilling 50 Glorious Repeal Meeting held at Tara Hill 51 The Memory of the Dead
81
The Shooting of Bailey
82
The Green Linnet Davitt
83
Lamentable Lines on J Brady and D Curley
84
SkintheGoats Curse on Carey
85
Patrick ODonnell
86
the aisling the pastourelle and the reverdie
87
Moonlight Attack on Curtins House
88
We wont hear our Leader run down
89
Father Murphy of the County Wexford Boulavogue
90
The Last Moments of Robert Emmet Bold Robert Emmet
91
John McBrides Brigade
92
The Croppy Boy II
96
The Sorrowful Lamentation of those Poor Convicts 54 Erins King or Daniel is no more
119
V
126
Page
233
PART 3
295
b A selection of Orange songs and ballads 93 Lisnagade
302
Croppies lie down 95 The Tree of Liberty
303
Dollys Brae
311
The Grand Mystic Order
314
The Aughalee Heroes
315
The Murder of McBriars
317
A new loyal song against Home Rule
319
Bibliography
321
Index of songs
335
Index of names 295 306 306 307 310 311 314 315
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About the author (2002)

Georges Denis Zimmermann is an emeritus professor at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.

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