“Dolly's Brae (II)”
Earliest date: 1925 (Hayward-Ulster)
Found in: Ireland
"Ribbon-knaves" attacked a July 12 Orange parade with "murderous volleys." The Orangemen "quenched the Popish brand which death-fires would have lighted." Afterwards Orangemen are attacked but "ten hundred Paypishes [are knocked] right over Dolly's Brae"
For background on Dolly's Brae, and other songs on party fights, see the notes to "Dolly's Brae (I)." - (RBW, BS)
- July 12, 1848 - Catholics occupy Dolly's Brae, County Down, and divert an Orangemen's march.
- July 12, 1849 - Catholics occupy Dolly's Brae but the Orangemen would not be diverted. At least thirty Catholics are killed in the fight. No Orangemen are hit. (source: Zimmermann)
- Hayward-Ulster, pp. 120-121, "Dolly's Brae" (1 text)
- Roud #6544
- BI, HayU120