O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 22

O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 22


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O'Neill, Capt. Francis
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O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody
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20 AIRS a.izd SONGSDrimeri Duif(Druim fionn dubh)A dc te Expressivo.P1 419aPki i51 . Jrr0-F I. IrrrIrr 1Bark Thjtqnoth 12 Scotcha wl 12 Irish Airs, 1742.rrrrIII II ITo many persons such names as Drimenduff, Drimin dhuv, Drimindoo, Drimindhu, Drimin dhoun, Drimin dhoundeelish, etc; convey but little if any meaning. A few words of explanation may not be superfluous.Much more common among cattle in former times than since distinct breeds had been developed,was a whitestripe extending along the spine of black or brown cows. This peculiarity of coloration was termed in Irish,Drai,a-fionn, or white-back, and became by aspiration Drimmin or Drimen. Hence we have Drimmin -uionn -dubh,(Drimmin-dhuv) or white-back black cow; Druim-fionn-donn, (Drimmin dhoun) or white-back brown cow, andso on with related names.In poetical literature those titles are allegorical. Drimmin Dhuwas a political password among the IrishJacobites, and allDrimmin songsby no means few breathe a spirit of fealty to the Jacobite cause.VprF. ______.; . Irr 1 -1Frrr0.PII I III 1 .rr_ S# i r 1rrI
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