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Author:  memling [ Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:54 am ]
Post subject:  What is a "Siuler"?

i read the lyrics of "The Rambling Siuler", and i understood more or less the general meaning, but, what's a siuler???

Author:  Nanohedron [ Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What is a "Siuler"?

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:

Author:  memling [ Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What is a "Siuler"?

thanks

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