The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119745   Message #2600012
Posted By: MartinRyan
29-Mar-09 - 04:36 PM
Thread Name: Walk-on characters in songs.
Subject: RE: Walk-on characters in songs.
In "Father Murphy" there's a nice line describing the fleeing soldiery from an engagement in the Irish rebellion of 1798;

And if Barry Lawless be not a liar
There were more went scrambling up Lugala"

I know where Lugala is (a mountain in Wicklow) but who was the bould Barry?