Who was the tirade directed at. If me, i was just kind of kidding.
Lighten up there, cowboy, you'll give yourself the fantoids.
--- Terry Moylan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I've never heard such rubbish in my life. Why should an Irish tune,
> from the early 1700s at least, have anything to do with the Chinese
> or a dam in the US?
> Some people on this list seem totally unaware that this is Irish
> music we
> are discussing. If puzzeled about something, seek an explanation
> from an
> Irish source first, and refrain from idiotic conjecture!
> Terry Moylan
> On Sat, 23 Mar 2002 11:18:14 -0600, Royce Lerwick
> <[log in to unmask]>
> >At 04:27 AM 3/23/2002 -0800, Clifford Abrams wrote:
> >>Strangely, your reply makes the most sense of any so far.
> >>--- "Hooper, Greg" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> > Clifford Abrams [mailto:[log in to unmask]] wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > > What is a "coolin". I think i remember reading somewhere
> >> > > it was a long
> >> > > pigtail, like Chinese men used to wear. But i recently read
> >> > > something that
> >> > > leads me to believe that the term refers to a lake, or some
> >> > > other kind of
> >> > > body of water. Thanks.
> >Maybe it's been answered, but coming from the Midwestern US, a
> "coolie" is
> >a small valley through which a stream runs, which may usually be
> dry at
> >least part of the year. IE: "The Grand Coolie Dam." (I don't know
> about my
> >spelling.) A "coolie" is also what they called Chinese laborers
> during the
> >railroad baron days, who worked along side the Irish, who were
> >"Micks," or "Them drunken Irish Bastards." The coolie was one rung
> >the Irish, who sometimes were foremen etc. A step below the
> "coolie" would
> >be the "nigger."
> >A "que" is the pigtail and is supposed to be a handhold which, at
> >Bhudda or whoever pulls your soul into heaven or something along
> >Pipe Major's Handbook Zetland Pipes Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band
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