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Subject: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: GUEST,jparr@tiac.net
Date: 13 Jun 00 - 10:52 PM

I am looking for lyrics to this song entitled The Cuhlin.... or something like that. THe spelling is uncertain. I am recording Paddy Keenan and Billy Kelly and we are missing one verse. can anyone help? Please email to jparr@tiac.net.... THANKS!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 13 Jun 00 - 11:24 PM

Depends on what song of 'Coolin" you have. Search this forum for 'Coolin' for a thread of Feb. 1998.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: Pene Azul
Date: 13 Jun 00 - 11:41 PM

I sent an e-mail, including the URLs of this thread and the thread that Bruce O. suggested.

PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 01:15 PM

I suspect the song you want is "Oh, Give Me My Coolin" which can be found in 2 old threads either here or here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: kendall
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 02:15 PM

Is the song you want about the isle of Rhum in the Hebrides?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: GUEST,Annraoi
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 03:03 PM

Are you looking for the lyrics in Irish or English ? Annraoi


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 03:09 PM

Isn't there a range of hills/mountains near Skye called the Cuillin or something, pronounced Cullen? I am remembering a Mary Stewart novel, Wildfire at Midnight, set there...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: Jed at Work
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 03:11 PM

don't know the song, Cuillin - but the band is awesome!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: GUEST,BarryT
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 03:14 PM

Here is my midi of the tune. I'll check tonight to see if I have the English lyrics that belong to this particular melody.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: GUEST,Peter T.
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 04:54 PM

If you want the Al O'Donnell version about the flower of Baileanagarr (the translation by Dominic Behan) that starts: "Oh say did you see her, by the gloaming or the sunrise...", check out this thread: here!
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THO' THE LAST GLIMPSE OF ERIN (T Moore)
From: Lesley N.
Date: 14 Jun 00 - 05:58 PM

These may not be what you are looking for, but Thomas Moore set these lyrics to the air Coulin:

Tho' the last glimpse of Erin with sorrow I see,
Yet, wherever thou art shall seem Erin to me.
In exile thy bosom shall still be my home,
And thine eyes make my climate, wherever we roam.

To the gloom of some desert or cold rocky shore,
Where the eye of the stranger can haunt us no more,
I will fly with my Coulin and think the rough wind
Less rude than the foes we leave frowning behind.

And I'll gaze on thy gold hair as graceful it wreathes,
And hang o'er thy soft harp as wildly it breathes;
Nor dread that the cold-hearted Saxon will tear
One chord from that harp, or one lock from that hair.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: Grab
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 08:47 AM

Mrr, yes there is the Cuillin mountain range, pronounced like "Coolin".

Grab.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: sheila
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 03:24 PM

The Cuillins were recently offered for sale, by John MacLeod of MacLeod. There should be a song in that, somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: BanjoRay
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 06:49 PM

Any mudcatters out there who've walked the Cuillin Ridge? The wife and I did it about 16 years ago in about 16 hours from Glen Brittle to the Sligachan pub. There's a lot of scrambling on very exposed rock, and quite a bit of real rock climbing and abseiling as well, and some gob-smacking features like the Innaccessible Pinnacle and the Bhasteir Tooth. At one stage we heard someone climbing towards us out of sight down the cliff, then saw a hand come over the edge, followed by a hook. There was this one handed guy of about 60 soloing about as if he owned the place! - very impressive.
Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: GUEST,Dan- Nova Scotia
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 08:51 PM

Might the song you're looking for be "The Cuillins of Home"?

The lyrics start:

Soon shall I see thy bright shores in the moonlight,
The heather of hills and the rising of morn (Mourne?)
The rolling grey sea-mist flows east in the morning
To walk the wild hills by the Cuillins of home.

If this is what you seek one of the best versions is sung by the great Scottish bard Archie Fisher on Sunsets I've Galloped Into.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: GUEST,JimmyC
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 09:39 PM

I think the song you may be looking for is " An Chuilfhionn" pronounced "Coolin or "Fair Haired One". The air is among the oldest and most celebrated of Irish Melodies. From what I remember from the English translation, the first line goes

" I will come to you Coolin/ There at the dawning of another day"

I have been unable to find the Engish and the Irish words which I have somewhere. The recording I have is in Irish and is on the album "CEOL NA NUASAL " produced by Gael Linn back in the late sixties and features among others Sean O' Shea (on vocals, the Chieftains Paddy Moloney on pipes, Sean Potts on whistle, Eamon Butler on Accordion Sean O'Riada on Bodhran, I don't know if it still available, you should be able to contact Gael Linn at Ceornini Gael Linn - 54 Grafton Street. Dublin 2 - Eire.

"An Chuilfionn " is a combination of An Cailin Fionn - Fair Haired Girl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: GUEST,Conán
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 09:48 PM

"An Chuilfionn " is a combination of An Cailin Fionn - Fair Haired Girl Thus spake JimmyC. Thus spake I:- Nonsense. It is nothing of the kind. The combination simply means "The fair-haired one" - in the context of the song, a young beautiful girl. There is also a reference to the mediaeval English prohibition on the entry into the Pale of the " irish with the coolin adorned." This seems to refer to a method of wearing the hair seen as peculiarly Irish and therefore unwelcome by the Foreigner. Conán


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: GUEST,Jimmy .C.
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 11:24 PM

ConAn may be correct, but I still believe that the song title is from the irish " cuileann" or fair lady. I did say that it in fact meant Fair Haired One, All this of course does not help you with the lyrics. I wll search tomorrow and try to find them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: GUEST,Aindí Coyle
Date: 02 May 01 - 10:55 PM

If this debate is still going on, your man who said "Cúilfhionn" is right, "fair back", i.e. golden hair going down past the shoulders.

The only snippet I've got is the first verse, which is:

An bhfaca tú mo chúilfhionn,
Is é ag siúl thar na bhonntaibh?
Is é mo chroí gheal,
Mo réalt bhreá na maidine,
Mo chúilfhionn,
Ar fháinne gheal an lae.

Translated into Britspeak,

Have you seen my fair-backed one,
And he walking over the hills?
He's my fair heart,
My bright star of the morning,
My fair-backed one,
At the dawning of the day.

The rest of it would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 03 May 01 - 03:37 AM

Is it a song? There is a beautiful Irish aire entitled An Coolin (The curlew) which can be found in any good tune book. Perhaps there are words to it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: Joy Bennett
Date: 03 May 01 - 09:35 AM

There is a song "The Coolin" where the words begin

come with me under my coat
and we will drink our fill of the milk of the white goat...

I have forgotten the rest but can dig them up if this is what you are looking for.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 03 May 01 - 09:53 AM

No need yet to type a song which may already have been posted.

Jim Dixon in the fifth post above has linked to two threads that have a set of words to Coolin.

And here's one more thread with another set of words to that beautiful tune Sarah has mentioned.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 03 May 01 - 03:40 PM

I take it Billy will be doing the singing aside from playing backup? Would you let us know when the CD is released what a great pair, beats a full house. Could I possibility say that Billy does one of the finest jobs on Burns "Ane Fond Kiss" that I've ever heard & might that be already consided as one of the cuts & maybe you can push his music & get him away from the sheetrock it sure be nice to see him get the credit due him, anyway give him my best. Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cuhlin?..or Coolin?
From: Felipa
Date: 18 Apr 03 - 05:40 PM

re Joy Bennett's message 2 May 2001: Joy quotes a poem by James Stephens. You can find the words at http://www.paul.rothwell.net/stephens/poetry/poetryrecital/12.html
is the James Stephens' verse sung? His poem does not seem related to verses that are sung to the well-known Coolin air, but it also has the "beautiful maiden" meaning of coolin, cúilfhionn, cúileann (the more modern spelling, probably derived from from cúil-fhionn, as the 'fh' is silent)

You will find more lyrics at "the meaning of the coolin" thread; clickable link at the top of this page


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