DESCRIPTION: The singer encounters McCracken's ghost at midnight. He recounts the deaths of Irish heroes of the rebellion. He advises: take by force the Reform the English would not yield. You will free "the Green Isle and receive the world's thanks"
AUTHOR: James Hope and James Orr (source: Moylan)
EARLIEST DATE: c.1893 (Young's _Ulster in '98_, according to Moylan)
KEYWORDS: rebellion England Ireland patriotic ghost
1798 - Irish rebellion against British rule
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Moylan 112, "McCracken's Ghost" (1 text)
cf. "Henry Joy McCracken (I)" (character of Henry Joy McCracken) and references there
NOTES [40 words]: It sounds as if this may have been written with reference to Gladstone's unsuccessful proposals for Home Rule. For background, see the notes to "Home Rule for Ireland"; for Henry Joy McCracken, see the notes to "Henry Joy McCracken (I)." - RBW
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