The Gentle Black and Tan.



QuizMaster

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That's terrible.
It was the Auxies burned Cork, not the Tans.

Other than that I liked it.
 

Cael

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Pretty much all revisionist "history" is based on this concept.
 

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QuizMaster said:
That's terrible.
It was the Auxies burned Cork, not the Tans.

Other than that I liked it.
It was also the Auxies who responsible for Croke Park on Bloody Sunday and not the tans. Namely I Company ADRIC.
 

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QuizMaster said:
That's terrible.
It was the Auxies burned Cork, not the Tans.

Other than that I liked it.
It was also the Auxies who responsible for Croke Park on Bloody Sunday and not the tans. Namely I Company ADRIC.
 

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Fir Bolg said:
QuizMaster said:
That's terrible.
It was the Auxies burned Cork, not the Tans.

Other than that I liked it.
It was also the Auxies who responsible for Croke Park on Bloody Sunday and not the tans. Namely I Company ADRIC.
I was just about to add that in. Well spotted. BTW that song/poem/whatever really is utter tripe. :roll: What bin was in found in?
 

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Mine. I don't think the author had genuine revisionism in mind when he wrote it (after all, all history is revisionism) but rather the Kevin Myers school of non-thought.
 

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Fir Bolg said:
QuizMaster said:
That's terrible.
It was the Auxies burned Cork, not the Tans.

Other than that I liked it.
It was also the Auxies who responsible for Croke Park on Bloody Sunday and not the tans. Namely I Company ADRIC.
The "Tans" has become a generic term for all the brit occupation forces.
 

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Cael said:
The "Tans" has become a generic term for all the brit occupation forces.
Indeed, :roll: I remember one of my teachers referring to soccer as "that aul Black n' Tan game"

It seems "Black and Tans" became synonmous with 'the English', even though 20% of them were Irish, and however many more were Scots, Welsh, etc
 

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Cael said:
Fir Bolg said:
QuizMaster said:
That's terrible.
It was the Auxies burned Cork, not the Tans.

Other than that I liked it.
It was also the Auxies who responsible for Croke Park on Bloody Sunday and not the tans. Namely I Company ADRIC.
The "Tans" has become a generic term for all the brit occupation forces.
Except in Dublin 4, where it means a 2 week orgy on Ibiza. Roish. :wink:
 

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I used to render a poignant version of this great song - to the air of the Rocks of Bán - and always some ejit would fail to get the irony.
I didn't know it was by Breandán ÓhEithir and always thought it was written by one those three musical brothers from Fermanagh.

There was another verse near the beginning that goes:
At the sacking of Balbriggan there was a great 'to-do'.
They razed all the houses and burned the factory too,
In the Houses of Parl-i-ament, they condemned it to a man,
Sure I only drove the lorry said the gentle black and tan.



Thanks for resurrecting it. I'll give them a blasht at the next singing night in the local.
 

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Indeed, :roll: I remember one of my teachers referring to soccer as "that aul Black n' Tan game"

It seems "Black and Tans" became synonmous with 'the English', even though 20% of them were Irish, and however many more were Scots, Welsh, etc
were not some released from jail in exchange for the uniform
 

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There was another verse near the beginning that goes:
At the sacking of Balbriggan there was a great 'to-do'.
They razed all the houses and burned the factory too,
In the Houses of Parl-i-ament, they condemned it to a man,
Sure I only drove the lorry said the gentle black and tan.
If right was right Balbriggan could do with another sacking today
 

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'Revisionist' in the Seventies:- someone who didn't drool
over the Provo's sectarian murder campaign.....;)
 

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Is it revisionist of me to say, it was easier to get away with lazy OPs way back in 2007?
 


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