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Thread #45138   Message #877949
Posted By: BIG AL
29-Jan-03 - 05:52 PM
Thread Name: Meaning of 'The Coolin'
Subject: RE: Meaning of 'The Coolin'
Brendan Behan was very fond of this song and sung it in several of his broadcasts. I seem to remember from one of his books that he thought the coolin was to do with the supression of the Irish language. I'm afraid this is only a hazy recollection of a book i read maybe five years ago - I rather think it was one of those books that he recited to a scribe in his later years.

I hope I have not muddied the waters, as my contribution seems not to concur with the rest, nevertheless I thought it might be worth mentioning