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Island of Sulloon

GUEST,Mairin 13 Mar 02 - 05:52 PM
MartinRyan 13 Mar 02 - 05:55 PM
MartinRyan 13 Mar 02 - 05:59 PM
McGrath of Harlow 13 Mar 02 - 06:46 PM
GUEST,Mffuimus 17 Aug 06 - 05:05 PM
Peace 17 Aug 06 - 06:10 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 17 Aug 06 - 10:38 PM
Blackcatter 18 Aug 06 - 01:05 AM
GUEST,a friend 02 Mar 10 - 09:17 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 03 Mar 10 - 08:39 AM
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Subject: Island of Sulloon
From: GUEST,Mairin
Date: 13 Mar 02 - 05:52 PM

Our choral group has been busy preparing some traditional songs for a St. Patrick's day presentation and our director selcted "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye" Does anyone out there know if the "island of Sulloon" exists? Haven't been able to track down any refernec e to it on the Net except for in the song's lyrics


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Subject: RE: Island of Sulloon
From: MartinRyan
Date: 13 Mar 02 - 05:55 PM

Ceylon! There was a mention of it in a thread a while back - I'll see if I can find it. Basically, there were Irish troops in one of the offshoots of Britain's wars in the Idian sub-continent.

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Subject: RE: Island of Sulloon
From: MartinRyan
Date: 13 Mar 02 - 05:59 PM

HERE you go!

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Subject: RE: Island of Sulloon
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Mar 02 - 06:46 PM

I've always assumed it means Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and I still do.

But just in case I entered the name intp a search engine, and came up with this, which is of cours totally irrelevant, but interesting enough - a page about a solar powered balloon project.


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Subject: RE: Island of Sulloon
From: GUEST,Mffuimus
Date: 17 Aug 06 - 05:05 PM

I've heard this song since I was a youngster in Newfoundland.

Remember this is a song passed down mostly by the traditional oral method. I've always understood the words to be, "All from the Island of Ceylon" . I beleive the British Army was there during the 1800's. I always thought of it as a song coming out of the Halifax area. I can't remember where I got that notion though.
Regards,
MF


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Subject: RE: Island of Sulloon
From: Peace
Date: 17 Aug 06 - 06:10 PM

I thought it referred to an island that was home to a dour bar inhabited on Friday nights by pirates. The things one learns on Mudcat . . . .


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Subject: RE: Island of Sulloon
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 Aug 06 - 10:38 PM

Sulloon (Ceylon) was under British control from 1815-1940's. Now, of course, Sri Lanka.


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Subject: RE: Island of Sulloon
From: Blackcatter
Date: 18 Aug 06 - 01:05 AM

And, of course, is barely under control now.


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Subject: RE: Island of Sulloon
From: GUEST,a friend
Date: 02 Mar 10 - 09:17 AM

Unfortunately, it is now suffering from genocide.


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Subject: RE: Island of Sulloon
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 08:39 AM

The Tamils have been in Sri Lanka for many centuries but have always had strained relations with the Sinhalese and others. Many supported a nationalist party. Many emigrated.

It is unlikely that relations will improve for some years.


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