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Thread #14427   Message #1176574
Posted By: GUEST,eilis
02-May-04 - 07:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Drimin Donn Dilis (Dear brown cow)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Drimin Donn Dilis (Dear brown cow)
Only sad and utter ignorance of the Irish languague could have produced the ridiculous paddywhackery of jim dixons version of An Dhroimfhionn Dhonn Dilis. For the original /poem song as composed in18th cent Gaelic and better translated to English see Thomas Kinsellas book Poems of the Dispossed. This poem/song is widely used as an intertextual device in Eoghan O'Tuariscs novel about 1798 "L'Attaque." The cow is actually a hidden reference to Eire, as was Roisin Dubh in the aisling.