Mudcat Café message #182111 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18412   Message #182111
Posted By: Gary T
21-Feb-00 - 10:47 AM
Thread Name: Questions re: Come Out Black & Tans?
Subject: RE: Questions re: Come Out Black & Tans?
Thanks, Terry, I was afraid of that.

I also forgot to answer the last question. I do sing it, and I like to preface it with brief account of who the "Black and Tans" are, as well as the story of how it came to be written, to help the audience understand what is being said and why (I'm in the U.S.). It is a crowd pleaser. Those who identify/sympathize with the Irish really enjoy it. While it's conceivable someone who leans towards the British point of view may find it distasteful, no one has ever confronted me on it. I'm inclined to think either no one over here has strong British sympathies, or they prefer to keep it to themselves.