Lay of Oliver Gogarty, The

DESCRIPTION: Senator and doctor Oliver St John Gogarty is asked at home by a lady in a Rolls-Royce to make a house call for a sick man. In the car he is abducted by rebel "masked ruffians" but escapes to the safety of the Civic Guard
AUTHOR: William Dawson (source: OLochlainn-MoreIrishStreetBallads)
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (OLochlainn-MoreIrishStreetBallads)
KEYWORDS: abduction escape patriotic doctor police IRA
Jan 12, 1923 - "[Free State] Senator Oliver St. John Gogarty [1878-1957] ... escaped from his IRA captors by swimming the Liffey." (source: _Chapters of Dublin History_ on the eircom site)
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OLochlainn-MoreIrishStreetBallads 16, "The Lay of Oliver Gogarty" (1 text, 1 tune)
Behan-IrelandSings, #7, "The Ballad of Oliver St. John Gogarty" (1 text, 1 tune, modified from the original)

File: OLcM016

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