Mudcat Café message #387522 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30259   Message #387522
Posted By: Noreen
01-Feb-01 - 12:27 PM
Thread Name: Help: Shule Aroon: sell my rock, rod, reel
Subject: RE: Help: Shule Aroon: sell my rock, rod, reel
Thanks for the link to the pp&m words, Allan. Interesting. I learned a song at school (in England) called Buttermilk Hill, with that verse in, but I don't remember there being a chorus.

I heard something similar to that chorus on Aly Bain's 'Downhome' programme, sung by someone from the Appalachians, I think. I surmised that the Irish words had lost their literal meaning when heard in America by non-Irish speakers, and the 'nonsense' words had taken their place.

Noreen