Wasn't Danny Boy a Republican Song? Or just a father lamenting his son.
How about, "When the wind shakes the corn?"
Another one that I like is "A thousand pikes in the moon" or something like that. I think that even goes back further thatn the 1700's. I think even in the early 1700's the pike was not used as a weapon.
So my question, has there ever been peace in that part of the world. If the two countries were united...today. Now. Would the hate stop? It didn't work in Bosnia.
I do wonder though, how much money does N.I. get from the UK, as opposed to how much the UK spends on N.I. So what would happen to N. I. if all money from the UK stopped. Like if it isn't your country any more, do you have to support it?
I have also heard people complaining that the Queen owns some of the housing, and collects rent. When I asked how much, the reply was that they paid about 1/10 of what the place was worth. I don't know if that is true either.
There is a legend here in the US that the UK offered to give NI back to Ireland. But the Republic of Ireland said no. I don't think there is any truth to that, but that is one of the stories going around.
Would some mudcatter that lives there, put these rumors to rest, one way or the other.