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Dar le Georges-Denis Zimmerman (Songs of Irish rebellion, 1967) gur fhoilsigh Henry Hudson leagan den amhrán in Dublin Monthly Magazine, Samhain 1842: ‘According to Hudson this satire on the police force introduced to Ireland by Sir Robert Peel “spread like wildfire throughout the length and breath of the land and there was scarcely a village in the whole country where the itinerant ballad singer did not reap a rich harvest by shouting forth the popular song”.’ Deirtear gur le fonn díoltais a scríobh sé é tar éis do phílir é a chur i bpríosún Chluain Meala i ngeall ar a bheith i láthair ag crúinniú in aghaidh na ndeachúna a raibh toirmeasc air