“An "Croppy Lie Down" (The "Croppy Lie Down")”


Gaelic. When Spain and France come the English will be defeated and we won't have to listen to the "Croppy Lie Down." Bonaparte has promised to drive out the enemy; then the women can sing the "Croppy Lie Down"


The description is from the summary in the Moylan's notes.

The ballad is recorded on one of the CD's issued around the time of the bicentenial of the 1798 Irish Rebellion. See:

Eamon O Broithe, "An 'Croppy Lie Down'" (on "The Croppy's Complaint," Craft Recordings CRCD03 (1998); Terry Moylan notes) - BS


  1. Moylan 78, "An 'Croppy Lie Down'" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Moyl078


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1978 (Toibin's _Duanaire Deiseach_, according to Moylan)
Found in: Ireland