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Island of Sulloon?

IrishDancer 13 Mar 02 - 09:54 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 13 Mar 02 - 09:59 PM
John in Hamilton 14 Mar 02 - 02:03 AM
John in Hamilton 14 Mar 02 - 02:49 AM
John in Hamilton 14 Mar 02 - 02:50 AM
GUEST,Anne 12 Jun 14 - 08:45 PM
Tattie Bogle 12 Jun 14 - 08:52 PM
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Subject: Island of Sulloon?
From: IrishDancer
Date: 13 Mar 02 - 09:54 PM

Searching through Irish folk songs for St. Patrick's Day, we came across a lyric in Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye which refers to the "Island of Sulloon" Does anyone know if this is a real place or was the anonymous poet reaching for a rhyme for 'bone'?


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Subject: RE: Island of Sulloon?
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 13 Mar 02 - 09:59 PM

BAck around 4 hours ago, someone asked the same question

Island of Sulloon


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Subject: RE: Island of Sulloon?
From: John in Hamilton
Date: 14 Mar 02 - 02:03 AM


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Subject: RE: Island of Sulloon?
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Date: 14 Mar 02 - 02:49 AM


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Subject: RE: Island of Sulloon?
From: GUEST,Anne
Date: 12 Jun 14 - 08:45 PM

Sulloon is/was another name for Ceylon, now Sri Lanka off the coast of India. Johnny Company from England was sent there to fight.


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Subject: RE: Island of Sulloon?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 12 Jun 14 - 08:52 PM

Someone beat you to it Anne - by 12 years! Answer given on the other thread in 2002!


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