Dermody and Hines

DESCRIPTION: The police shoot the innocent without penalty. It's murder when a policeman's shot. The informer Noctor is persuaded to say Dermody and Hines shot M'Goldrick. Nevertheless, the jury finds them not guilty. Must we continue to play at being fools?
AUTHOR: Susan Mitchell (source: OLochlainn-More)
EARLIEST DATE: c.1909 (_Bean na h-Eireann,_ according to OLochlainn-More)
KEYWORDS: homicide trial freedom patriotic police lie
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OLochlainn-More 62, "Dermody and Hines" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9766
NOTES [23 words]: O Lochlainn recalls the lines "Cut yourself an ash plant, and never heed the fines, But strike a blow for Freedom, like Darmody and Hynes" - BS
File: OLcM062

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