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- One time the Protestants around Ballinamore were prevented from having their walk on the twelfth of July by the Catholics. After this the following song was made.
Come all ye Roman Catholics
I hope you will attend
Unto my declaration
Which I have lately penned.
Concerning perjured orangemen
That lately drew in corps
To murder Roman Catholics
'Twas on the twelfth day of July
Eighteen hundred and twenty six
They swore they'd murder papists
And tear the Crucifix.
They marched in grand rotation
And they played their fife and drum
They had no expectation
That we'd take their sword or guns.
Going through the town
"Croppie lie down"
Was the first tune they played
And their whole cry
As they passed by
Where was the "ribbon blade"?(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- John Patrick Flynn