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Thread #23327   Message #2806972
Posted By: GUEST,Trish
08-Jan-10 - 05:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: The Creggan White Hare
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Creggan White Hare
The song originates from the IRA Border campaign of the 1950's. The "hare" is an IRA volunteer, Barney Conway is a paid informer of the British and the "Pedigree greyhounds" are British soldiers who tried - and failed - to capture the "hare".

It's written in the Dark Rosaleen or Kathleen Mavourneen style of song where Ireland is portrayed as something other than the country.

Hope that helps!