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Thread #53176   Message #817635
Posted By: Big Tim
03-Nov-02 - 04:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Add: Michael Collins (not again)
Subject: RE: Michael Collins (not again)
Did you write the song Belfast?                                       

"Sitting on a fence" - Is this a reference to the difficulty of dealing in-song with the complex political problem of the Treaty? "The Treaty lies before him, Michael Collins adds his name", I think this sums it up neatly. What else could Collins have done in the circumstances? As Charlie Daly , one of executed, anti-Treaty, Republican, "Drumboe Martyrs" (1923) wrote, "if Mick only considered himself, he would have no hesitation in refusing [to sign]"

Slight thread creep: any idea who wrote "Croppies Who Will Not Lie Down"!