'Skibbereen' midi by Barry Taylor
The original folk-song 'Skibbereen'
On June 7th 2001, Irish voters rejected (in a referendum) the Nice Treaty which paved the way for the expansion eastwards of the European Union, and I wrote this poem
On October 21st 2002, Irish voters accepted the treaty in a second referendum. Obviously, lots of them had read the poem :) Mind you, this indicates, perhaps, the level of 'democracy' in the European Union - if you don't get the result you want at the first attempt, keep banging away and spending millions on propaganda until you get your way)