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Thread #14427   Message #123851
Posted By: Bruce O.
14-Oct-99 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Drimin Donn Dilis (Dear brown cow)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Drimin Donn Dilis (Dear brown cow)
Druimionn Dubh Delish, is often caled Driman down in traditional versions, and many commentators have then confused two, or more, songs on the basis of title alone. There is some exposition, mostly on the last "Druimionn Dubh Delish" in the Scarce Songs 1 file on my website. I have a copy of the Cole text, (which says, undoubtably incorrectly, that the song is by T.L.), but the text differs little from that in 'The Univeral Songster', that I give, and the tune is the old "Driman Duff". The confusion may have started by Bunting where it looks like his verses are some version (of several) of Druimionn Donn, but his chorus is from Druimionn Dubh. (They had different tunes.)