“Come Out Ye Black and Tans” tops Irish and British iTunes after RIC controversy

Posted By: January 09, 2020


Irish Central. New York City. Thursday, January 9, 2020

The popular Irish rebel song has seen a meteoric boost in popularity in the wake of the controversy surrounding a planned RIC / DMP commemoration in Dublin for January 17, which was ultimately “deferred” by the Irish government after scores of Irish politicians as well as members of the public denounced the event.

Speaking with The Irish Sun, Brian Warfield, singer for The Wolfe Tones, said: “The Black and Tans were always crafty.

“They’ll be back, and when they do, we’ll be waiting for them outside singing loud and proud ‘Come out, ye Black and Tans, come out and fight me like a man’.”

“The RIC were never a police force for the people of Ireland. They only existed as a militia to suppress the Irish people.

“If you go back to Famine times, the RIC assisted in getting the food out of Ireland while the natives starved, and to shoot anyone who held onto food.

“The Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police were the eyes and ears of Dublin Castle. None of their senior commanders were Catholics, only the enforcers they used on the streets.”