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BANKS OF SULLANE, THE (Bruacha an tSúlán). Irish, Air. An Súlán (The Sullane) is a river in County Cork which flows through Cúl Aodha, in the heart of the Cork Gaeltacht, and is a tributary of the Lee. The words to the song begin:

It was early on a bright harvent morning,
I strayed by the banks of Sullane
To gaze on the beauties of nature
That grace every woodland and lawn.
The prospect was surely enchanting,
As gay lassies in jevenile bloom
Promenaded by the banks of the river,
That flows near the town of Macroom.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Treoir, vol. 40, No. 2, 2008, p. 31.

Recorded sources: Globestyle Irish CDORBD 085, Jackie Daly - "The Rushy Mountain" (1994. Reissue of Topic recordings).

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