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Come Out ye Black and Tans by aknottymoose

Come out ye black and tans

He's addressing a very specific group of people. That isn't bad history, that's just you not knowing slang. Thirteen died immediately or very soon after. When our heroes of sixteen were executed Refers to the execution of the leaders of the Easter rebellion. If he was actually shout this at a Black and Tan barracks he would not have survived to come back 'every single night'. An unfortunate side effect of a strong tradition of pride is that many people get it twisted and become too proud, even nationalistic.

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THE WOLFE TONES

Come out ye black and tans

Will also delete on comment score of -1 or less. Hugely popular amongst British squaddies at the time. This is not the first badhistory review of a song on this sub, and this isn't even the silliest thing that has had a review done of it. Come out you other hams, come and face me, ham to ham. Come let me hear you tell How you slammed the great Pernell, When you fought them well and truly persecuted, Where are the smears and jeers That you bravely let us hear When our heroes of sixteen were executed. Again, this isn't bad history, it's just bad reading comprehension.

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Irish Descendants

Come out ye black and tans

They didn't literally believe germans were descended from actual 6th century huns, and neither did the author of this song. My favorite version is by a group called The Irish Descendants they're Canadian Of course it's full of historical inaccuracies. This usage, emphasising the idea that the Germans were , was reinforced by propaganda throughout the war. One of the enduring, and highly frustrating, traits of the Irish national mindset assuming one exists, of course is the self-loathing and lack of self-confidence. That's what I mean about the poetic license. Come let us hear you tell How you slammed the brave Parnell, And taught him well and truly persecuted; Where are the stares and jeers that you proudly let us hear, When our heroes of sixteen were executed.

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More lyrical badhistory in Out Ye Black and : badhistory

Come out ye black and tans

The British can't be Huns, because the Huns were a group of people who lived in Eastern Europe and who disappeared by the 7th century A. I have no idea what action this could be. He tells the Black and Tans that they frightened the natives to the marrow, and doesn't reference the British Army as a whole at all. Nobody believes that they as a unit fought the Zulu. However that presents a major problem with the timeline, since the Black and Tans were composed of ex-British soldiers who were mostly recruited in 1919. There are a fair number, although it's easy to think otherwise. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.

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Come Out Ye Black and Tans: Think you know what it’s about? You probably don’t

Come out ye black and tans

Even the usually enjoyable snark is neutered by the straitjacketing of the song into a reading that's a bit head-scratching. Newgrange Brú na Bóinne 12. Doch der Mann weiss sicher noch, wie das Brot des Krieges roch vielleicht hat er seinen Vater da verloren. Now granted, lots of people take it too far. I've been interested in the Irish conflict for many years though I haven't studied it like I've studied the American Revolution , and I've never been able to find any action that took place in Killeshandra.

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THE WOLFE TONES

Come out ye black and tans

He is insulting his loyalist neighbours by calling them Black and Tans the most hated of the British in Ireland and celebrating the fact that they can't 'sneer and jeer' anymore like they did in 1916. Just as a thousand years ago, the Huns under Attila won a reputation of might that lives on in legends, so may the name of Germany in China, such that no Chinese will even again dare so much as to look askance at a German. That's what makes them cowards. Goliath actuality of Ireland v. Also they would have had a fair amount of guns at the battle of Isandlwana, mostly older types of guns obtained by trading cattle with Natal and Boer traders.

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Come Out ye Black and Tans by aknottymoose

Come out ye black and tans

Come out ye black and tans, come out and fight me like a man, show your wife how you won medals down in flanders, tell them how the ira made you run like hell away from the green and lovely lanes of killashandra. Come tell us how you slew them poor arabs two by two, like the zulus they had spears and bows and arrows, how you bravely faced each one with your 16-pounder gun, and you frightened them poor natives to their marrow. I can say that with confidence, because this sub has a long history of doing serious badhistory reviews of silly subjects. I already stated that I liked this song. Of how bravely you faced one with your sixteen-pounder gun Well the British didn't use 16-pounder guns in the Anglo-Zulu war. The melody was adapted from an old air, Rosc Catha na Mumhan Battle Cry of Munster , by the 18th-century poet Piaras Mac Gearailt — which is also, in a twist, used in the loyalist song The Boyne Water.

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Come Out Ye Black and Tans

Come out ye black and tans

No shit there's poetic license going on. The Boy's of the Old Brigade16. For the purposes of the song it works great. Of course there's poetic license going on, but that's not the point of this sort of review. Behan's can be found Then, 2 there's some poetic licensing going on here. Show your wife how you won medals up in Derry This refers to the actions of when British troops shot 26 civilians.

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THE WOLFE TONES

Come out ye black and tans

The same thing can be heard in the Foggy Dew. It's a song, not a history lesson. I was born in a Dublin street True enough. Of course I know that Behan was referencing a larger trend of British imperialism, and whether or not the Black and Tans were actually involved in those imperialistic pursuits is immaterial to the message of the song. And your comment about a too literal reading applies to any review of a song or poem for that matter , because those deliberately imply poetic license to invoke thoughts or emotions.

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Come Out ye Black and Tans by aknottymoose

Come out ye black and tans

It's clearly a throw-away line in the midst of several hundred words on the subject. The thing about migrants are that many of them don't want to leave if it weren't out of necessity or work. In fact I'm not sure that the British army fielded any 16 pounder guns at all. I've noticed many of the older Irish folks I've spoken to are far more realistic about it, because they experienced the heartbreak and violence first hand. The British can't be Huns, because the Huns were a group of people who lived in Eastern Europe and who disappeared by the 7th century A.

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