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Thread #45138   Message #935817
Posted By: Felipa
18-Apr-03 - 02:35 AM
Thread Name: Meaning of 'The Coolin'
Subject: RE: Meaning of 'The Coolin'
firinne says at another thread "I have a version of The Coulin by Carroll Malone. The one that contains the verse; ''The king had forbidden the men of O' Neill, With the coulin adorned, to come o'er the pale; But Norah was Irish, and said, in her pride, If he wears not his coulin, I'll ne'er be his bride.''

Firinne was to put the poem here, but I don't see it. That's the verse Annraoi was curious about (see my message 29 Jan 03). It is different from the other verses given; in this case the coolin/coulin (cúilfhionn) does refer to a man's hairstyle, rather than to a beautiful (long-haired) maiden.