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Posted By: MartinRyan
15-Jul-15 - 11:36 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Peelers of Ballinamore
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Peelers of Ballinamore
"toper" is the likely answer, as Paul Burke suggested. 19C. word that well fits with the diction of the song.

Incidentally, it's possible that "lame" in the last verse is the Irish word "léim", pronounced similarly - it means "jump" or "leap".

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