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Thread #4159   Message #22200
Posted By: Wolfgang Hell
25-Feb-98 - 11:09 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Coolin/Cuilin
Subject: Coolin/Cuilin
The song "Spinning Wheel" (see DT-database) has a line "And singing all wrong the old song of the "Coolin"?"
Al O'Donnell, a not very well known Irish folk singer, has recorded a song "Cuilin". The few notes say that D. Behan has written (translated?) the words. The few lines I understand go "I will come to my Cuilin ere the life of my corpse shall wander".
has someone Behan's lyrics?
Is there an older Irish version?
are the two songs the same?