“Dermody and Hines”

Author: Susan Mitchell (source: OLochlainn-More)
Earliest date: c.1909 (_Bean na h-Eireann,_ according to OLochlainn-More)
Keywords: homicide trial freedom patriotic police lie
Found in: Ireland

Description

The police shoot the innocent without penalty. It's murder when a policeman's shot. The informer Noctor is persuaded to say Dermody and Hines shot M'Goldrick. Nevertheless, the jury finds them not guilty. Must we continue to play at being fools?

Notes

O Lochlainn recalls the lines "Cut yourself an ash plant, and never heed the fines, But strike a blow for Freedom, like Darmody and Hynes" - BS

References

  1. OLochlainn-More 62, "Dermody and Hines" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9766
  3. BI, OLcM062