Croppies lie down

"Croppies lie down" is an Orange song dating from the time of the 1798 rebellion, its name referring to the close-cropped hair of the rebels (like that of the revolutionaries in France, and unlike the powdered wigs of the British and Anglo-Irish ruling classes). The song depicts the Catholic rebels as cowardly traitors, and mockingly revels in their defeat by brave loyalists.

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Raymond Crooke singing "Croppies Lie Down." Source: YouTube.