Mudcat Café message #182083 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18412   Message #182083
Posted By: JedMarum
21-Feb-00 - 09:28 AM
Thread Name: Questions re: Come Out Black & Tans?
Subject: Questions re: Come Out Black & Tans?
I am curious about the background of this song. It is listed in the DT - called, COME OUT YE BLACK AND TANS. However there is no info about the song, listed along with it.

It is not a very old song, since the subject matter places it origins sometime after 1920, yet it is attributed to no author. Who claims authorship?

I am also curious about some of the historical references. The song says, "Allen, Larkin, and O'Brien, How you bravely called them swine." Who were these three, and why are they important to the song?

Finally, I'd like to know if you are singing this tune? It is a real kick as# sort of song, and gets the crowd pumped, though I suspect most US crowd have little understanding of the subject.