Murder of McBriars, The
DESCRIPTION: McBriars, "master of an Orange Lodge," stops for whisky at a tavern and proclaims his Orange loyalty too loudly. He is killed "by Papish schemes" and "three villains" "He was an old and feeble man not able to resist" Thousands attend the funeral.
EARLIEST DATE: c.1860 (Zimmermann)
KEYWORDS: homicide funeral drink political
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Zimmermann 99, "The Murder of McBriars" (1 text, 1 tune)
OrangeLark 14, "The Murder of McBriars" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Zimmermann: "McBriars is said to have been killed in the early 1860's." - BS
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