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Celtaddict Origins: The Old Dun Cow (McIntyre!) (46) RE: Origins: The Old Dunn Cow (McIntyre!) 23 Feb 10

'Dun' (with one N) means grey-brown (or in a horse, having the mane and tail darker than the body), from Middle English and probably a Gaelic root.

Does anyone know anything about the author named above, Henry Wincott? The song has become well-entrenched (at least in the U.S.) in the Irish repertoire, but the use of 'somebody shouted 'MacIntyre'' as rhyming slang for 'fire' has puzzled me.

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