Three Brave Blacksmiths
DESCRIPTION: Three brave blacksmiths from County Clare refuse to work for a grabber, are thrown in jail, refuse bail, and are treated as heroes when their term is up. "Blacksmiths, whitesmiths, tradesmen everywhere, Fathers, labourers, see your model there"
AUTHOR: T.D. Sullivan (1827-1914) (source: OLochlainn-More)
EARLIEST DATE: 1888 (_Prison Poems or Lays of Tullamore,_ according to OLochlainn-More)
KEYWORDS: prison work Ireland patriotic political
1888 - Maguire, Maloney and Heaney are jailed in Miltown Malbay for supporting the boycott of a local landlord (source: notes to IRClare01).
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OLochlainn-More 71, "Three Brave Blacksmiths" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Sing a Song of Sixpence" (tune, according to OLochlainn-More)
NOTES [31 words]: OLochlainn-More: "Another of Sullivan's Land League songs." - BS
Sullivan is the author of a number of Irish patriotic poems, of which "God Save Ireland" is probably the best-known. - RBW
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