"The black north and true blue bible. Croppies lie down." (U2.275)

'Croppy' from the 1790s was used in Ireland for people with closely cropped hair, a fashion associated with the anti-wig (anti-aristocrat) French revolution, hence connotating sympathy with the Society of United Irishmen. 'Croppies Lie Down' is a popular loyalist song, while 'The Croppy Boy' (sung in Sirens), is a sympathetic rebel song.