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Thread #41161   Message #3960251
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
05-Nov-18 - 01:46 PM
Thread Name: Which Irish Troubles Songs are Offensive
Subject: RE: Which Irish Troubles Songs are Offensive
'And I wish that my rifle had given the same
To those traitors who sold out the Patriot Game.'

I always took it to refer to wanting to shoot the Michael Collins contingent, who made the peace 'selling out' the six counties. This point of view of course would (presumably) get the approval of the IRA.

However, I don't pretend to have a deep knowledge of this complex subject, and from experience of Mudcat, I know any expression of opinion on this subject is bound to enrage someone.

so, whoever I may have offended, I apologise in advance.