“Harp or Lion”


The singer sees in the news that Irishmen "despise their country's story, All they love is England's glory, Ha-ha-ha!" Shame on O Neill, Emmet, Tone and Ninety-eight. We should replace "our old green banner" with "the mangy British lion! Ha-ha-hah!"


Sullivan is the author of a number of Irish patriotic poems, of which "God Save Ireland" is probably the best-known. - RBW


  1. OLochlainn-More 47, "Harp or Lion" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9763
  3. BI, OLcM047


Author: T.D. Sullivan (1827-1914) (source: OLochlainn-More)
Earliest date: 1899 (_Songs and Poems_ by T.D.S., according to OLochlainn-more)
Found in: Ireland