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'Come Out Ye Black And Tans' Is Number One On The UK iTunes Charts

'Come Out Ye Black And Tans' Is Number One On The UK iTunes Charts

What a time to be alive!

The recent controversy surrounding the proposed RIC commemoration in Ireland has raised many interesting talking points, but we never imagined we would get to this point.

People were not happy when it was suggested an event be held to commemorate the place of the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police in Irish history, with their close links to the 'Black and Tans' the main point of contention.

We won't get into the details surrounding that debate here, but it certainly seems to have awoken a wave of republicanism in many people.

The legendary Wolfe Tones' song Come out Ye Black and Tans has shot up to number one in the Irish iTunes charts. Not only this, but another version of the song from the band currently occupies the second spot.

However, that is nothing compared to what is going on in the UK charts.

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Come out Ye Black and Tans has also reached the top of the iTunes chart in the UK. Absolutely incredible. We can imagine there are a lot of very confused British people at the moment.

Needless to say, people are finding the whole thing pretty funny.

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If the song remains high in the charts, the BBC will find themselves in a bit of an awkward situation when it comes to deciding if they should play the song on-air.

It could be Alan Partridge come to life.

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Gary Connaughton

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