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 Post subject: What is a "Siuler"?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:54 am 
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i read the lyrics of "The Rambling Siuler", and i understood more or less the general meaning, but, what's a siuler???


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 Post subject: Re: What is a "Siuler"?
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The Irish word siúlóir means "walker" or, by extension, "wanderer" or "rambler". I assume "siuler" is supposed to be derived from that word.

So, "The Rambling Rambler", then? :wink:

I've not seen this word applied to the Traveller or Pavee population, so I'm inclined to doubt that it applies so. Quoting from this webpage, "the word was used to denote a certain type of lady." Who knew? But given the context of the song's lyrics, that is not the meaning implied here; after all, sometimes a tramp is just an itinerant. :wink:

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