The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7985   Message #3162771
Posted By: MartinRyan
30-May-11 - 03:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Siul a Ruin
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Suil a Ruin
In fact, it appears that what happened in Ireland is that the poet A P Graves published a collated version of the existing macaronic song, towards the end of the 19th C. The collector, poet and folklorist Douglas Hyde then produced a (loose) metrical translation into Irish - which became independently popular.