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 Theme code Index    1H1H1H 1H51
 Also known as    Cúilfhionn (An), Chuilfhionn (An), Cuilfion Le Atrugad (An), Cuilrionn (An), Coulin (The), Coolin (The), Cuilin, In this Calm Sheltered Villa, Had You Seen My Sweet Coolin, Oh! hush the soft sigh, Oh! the hours I have passed, Old Coolun (The), Though the last glimpse of Erin, Lady of the Desert (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    3/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Samuel Ann & Peter Thompson
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:The Hibernian Muse; a Collection of Irish Airs including the Most Favourite Compositions of Carolan
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 54, p. 33
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1787
 Artist    Biography:Leo Rowsome
 Title of recording    Coolin', Copperplate Reel
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Winner 4259 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1925
The Coolun

Played by: Dulahan Ireland
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Image: The distinguished philologist Eugene O'Curry believed that the air known as The Coolin was first given that name in the early 18th century by a Fr. Oliver O'Hanley.
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The Coolun

X:1 T:Coulin M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:Samuel, Anne & Peter Thompson – The Hibernian Muse B:(London, 1787, No. 54, p. 33) N:”A Collection of the most Favorite Compositions of N:Carolan the Celebrated Irish Bard” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (de/f/)|g2 g>b {b}a(g/e/)|g2G2 GB/d/|(g>f) (g/a/b) (ag)|T(g2f2) g>f| e2 e>f {a}g(f/e/)|d2 B>dg>d|{f}e(d/c/) B2 TA2|G4:| |:d>c|B>AG>AB>c|d>^cd>e (de/f/)|(g>f) (ga/b/) (ag)|Tg2f2 g>f| e2e>f {a}g(f/e/)|d2 B>dg>d|{f}e(d/c/) BG TA2|G4:|]

X:1 T:Coolun M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5 B:(Glasgow, 1797, No. 71, p. 29) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (de/f/)|g2 g>b ag/f/|g2 B2 (3GBd|g>f ga/b/ ag|(g2f2) g>f| e2 (ef/g/) {a}(gf/e/)|d2 B>dg>d|{f}ed/c/ B>G A2{GA}|G4:| d>c|BAGA B>c|d^cd>e d>e/2f/4|g>f ga/b/ ag|(g2f2) g>f| e2 (ef/g/) {a}gf/e/|d2 B>dg>d|{f}ed/c/ B>G TA2 {GA}|G4||

X:1 T:Coolun M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air S:Gow - 2nd Repository (1802) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D (3ABc|d2 ~d>f (f/e/)d/c/|~d2 A2 (3DFA|d2 (de/f/) {f}e>d|(d2c)z ~d>c| ~(B2 B)c/d/ (e/d/)(c/B/)|A2 (FA)(d>A)|(c/B/)A/G/ F2 E2|D4:| |:A>G|~F>E(D>E)(FG)|A>^G ABcA|~d>c (de/f/) ed|(d2c2) d>c| ~B2 (B/c/d/c/) (e/d/)(c/B/)|A2 (FA)d>A|(c/B/)(A/G/) F2 E2|D4:||

X:1 T:Coolun M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Larghetto" N:"A Favorite Irish Air." B:Mulhollan - Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes (Edinburgh, 1804, p. 20) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D (A>B/2c/4)|d2d2 (e>c)|d2F2 (3DFA|d>c (d>e/2f/4) Te>d|(d2c2)(d>c)| B2 (Bc/d/) {e}(dc/B/)|A2 (FA) (dA)|{c}(BA/G/) (FD) TE2{DE}|{E}D4:| |:A>G|F>ED>EF>G|A>^GA>Bc>A|(d>c) (d>e/2f/4) (e>d)|(d2c2) d>c| B2 (Bc/d/) {e}(dc/B/)|A2 F(A)(dA)|{c}BA/G/ (FD) TE2{DE}|{E}D4:|]

X:1 T:Coolin, The. A Retreat. M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air S:The Buttery Manuscript (c. 1784-1820, No. 530) N:John Buttery (1784-1854) joined the 34th Regiment in Lincoln, N:Lincolnshire, England, in 1797 and served as a fifer until discharged in N:1814. His large ms. contains marches, duty calls, dance tunes and airs. N:EASMES identifies this as the Fife MS. and suggests a date of 1780, see N: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D AB/c/|ddfecd|F>AF/A/ d2cd|feddc2|(e/d/c/)d/ B2B2| c/d/B e/d/c/B/A2|GFAd A2|dc B(A/G/)F|E2D2:| |:A/(G/F/)|EDEFDA|=GABcA|dcdfed|d2 c4| (e/d/c/d/) BBc/d/|B e/d/c/B/|BAAd d2|cBAG F2|E2D2:|]

X:1 T:Coolin, or Lady of the Desert M:3/4 L:1/16 R:Air N:”Very ancient, author and date unknown. With N:variations by Lyons in the year 1702.” B:Bunting – Ancient Music of Ireland (1840, No. 119, pp. 88-89) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G .d3(e/f/)|.g2z2 [d4g4] (a2g2)|.f2 z2 (e2d2) (d3e/f/)|g2z2 [d4g4] (b/a/g3)|.f2z2 [.d4f4] {a}(g2f2)| {^df}(e8 =d)B|{^ce}d8 B4 B3d/e/|(g2d2).c2.B2 [F4A4]|[D8G8]||(d3e/f/)| g2z2 [d4g4] (b/a/g3)|.f2z2 (e2d2) (d/e/f3)|.g2 z2 [d4g4] (b/a/g3)|.f2z2f4 {f}(e2d2)| e2z2 {^d}e4 {e}=d2B2|d2z2 {^c}d4 .B3(d/e/)|(g2d2).c2.B2 [F4A4]|[D8G8]|| G3(A/B/)|.d2z2{^c}d4 (e/d/B3)|.d2z2 {^c}d4 (d/e/f3)|.g2z2 g4 (a3>g/)| .f2z2f4 (g3>f/)|{^df}e8 =d2B2| {^ce}d8 B4 (B3d/e/)|(g2d2).c2.B2 TA3G|[D8G8] (G3A/B/)|.d2z2.e4 {e}(d3>B/)|.d2z2{c}(B/A/G3) .G4| .g2z2 (g3a/b/) (a2g2)|.f2z2f4 {f}(e2d2)|e2z2 [c4e4].d2.B2|(d3>B/) .G4 (.B2.d2)|(e2d2).c2.B2 (A3>G/)|[D8G8]|| P:2"Var. 1st. A little quicker" d/e/4f/4|{a}g/f/g/a/g/a/|{g}f/e/d/e/f/d/|{a}g/f/g/b/a/g/|{g}f/e/f/a/g/f/| {f}e/d/e/g/e/g/|{e}d/B/A/B/d/e/|g/d/e/B/A/G/|.G-[B2G2]:| |:(G/A/4B/4)|{e}(d/B/d/e/d/e/)|{e}(d/B/d/e/d/G/)|{a}(g/f/g/b/g/b/)| {g}(f/e/f/a/g/f/)|{f}(e/d/e/g/e/g/)|{e}(d/B/A/B/d/e/)|(g/d/e/B/A/G/)|G!fermata![B2G2]:| L:1/16 P:3 "Var. 2nd. Slow and Plaintive" D4|G7(G F2>E/)|F7 F/ TE3>D/|G4 (G/A/B3) TA3>G/|.F2 z2 {F}TE3>D/ .B,2z2| .E2 z2 T(D3>B,/) A,2 z2|(D3>B,/) G,4 (B,3>D/)|{^D}E2z2 (D/<B,2) T(A,3>G,/)|G,8|| (G,3A,/B,/)|(.D4.E4) {E}(D3>B,/)|[B,2D2]z2 [B,4D4] z2| G4 (A2B2) (A2G2)|F2z2 F2{F}(E3>D/) .B,2z2|E2z2 .E2 {E}(D3>B,/) .A,2z2| .D2z2 .D2(E/D/B,/A,/) (B,2D2)|.E2 z2 (D/<B,3) T(A,3>G,/)|G,8|| P:4 "Var. 3rd. Quick and Lively" M:3/8 L:1/8 D/E/4F/4|G/F/G/A/G/A/|F/G/F/E/F/A/|G/A/G/F/G/E/|F/G/F/E/F/D/| E/F/E/D/E/B,/|D/B,/A,/B,/D/E/|G/D/E/B,/A,/G,/|G,2:| |:(G,/A,/4B,/4)|D/B,/D/E/D/E/|D/B,/D/E/D/G,/|G/F/G/B/A/G/| F/G/F/E/D/B,/|{F}E/D/E/F/E/F/|D/B,/A,/B,/D/E/|G/D/E/B,/A,/G,/|G,2:| P:5 "Slower" D2|G4 z(B|A4) z(c|B4) z(B|A4) z(F|E4) {E}(D>B,)| (D2 E)(DB,D)|(ED)(CB,) T(A,>G,)|G,4||(G,/A,/B,)|{^C}D6|{^C}D6| L:1/16 .G2z2 (G/A/B3) (A2G2)|\ L:1/8 .Fz F2 {E}(D>>B,)|.Ez E2 {D}(C>>A,)|.Dz [B,2D2] (G>F)|(EDCB,) T(A,>>G,)|!fermata!G,4||

X:1 T:Coolun M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Andante" B:J. Clinton – Gems of Ireland: 200 Airs (1841, No. 48, p. 24) H:Irish-born Clinton was a flute teacher for the Royal Academy, London Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d2|.g2 (g>b) {b}(a>f)|(g>d B)z (3GBd|(g>f ga/b/ a>).g| (g2f)z (g>f)|e2-e(f/g/ a/g/f/e/)|(d2 B/)z/(dg).d|{f}(ed/c/) B>G T!fermata!A2 {GBA}|G4:| |:(d>c)|(BA).G>.A.B.c|.d>.^c.d.e.f.d|.g>.f (g>a/2b/4 ag)|(g2f) z (g>f)| e2- e(f/g/{a}gf/e/)|(d2 B/)z/(dg).d|{f}(ed/c/) (B>A) !fermata!A2 {GBA}|G4:|]

X:1 T:Coolun M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:”Andante” B:William Forde – 300 National Melodies of the British Isles (c. 1841, p. 1, No. 1) B: N:William Forde (c.1795–1850) was a musician, music collector and scholar from County Cork Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Eb Bc/d/|e2 e>g g/f/e/d/|e>B G2 EG/B/|e2 ef/g/ f>e|e2d2 e>d|c3 d/e/ f/e/d/c/| B>AG Be>B|d/c/B/A/ G2 TF2| E4||B>A|G<FEFG=A|B>=ABcd B| e>d ef/g/ f>e|e2d2 e>d|c3 d/e/ f/e/d/c/|B>AG Be>B|d/c/B/A/ G2TF2|E4||

X:1 T:Coolin, The; or, Lady of the Desert M:3/4 L:1/16 R:Air N:”Bunting’s arrangement.” B:P.M. Haverty – One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 2 (1859, No. 101, p. 45) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d3(e/f/)|g2z2g4 (a2g2)|.f2z2 (e2d2) (d3e/f/)|g2z2g4 (b/a/g3)|.f2z2 [A4f4] {a}(g2f2)| {^df}(e8 =d2)B2|{^ce}d8 B3d/e/|(g2d2).c2.B2 [F4A4]|[B,8G8]|| (d3e/f/)|g2 z2 [d4g4] (b/a/g3)|.f2 z2 (e2d2) (d/e/f3)|.g2z2[d4g4] (b/a/g3)|f2z2f4 {f}(e2d2)| Ez2 {^d}e4{e}=d2B2|d2 z2 {^c}d4 B3(d/e/)|(g2d2).c2.B2 [F4A4]|[B,8G8]|| G3(A/B/)|.d2z2 {^c}d4 (e/d/B3)|.d2z2 {^c}d4 (d/e/f3)|.g2z2g4 (a5g/)|.f2z2f4 (g5f/)| {^df}e8 =d2B2|{^ce}d8 (B3d/e/)|(g2d2).c2.B2 TA3G|[B,8G8] (G3A/B/)| .d2z2.e4 {e}(d5B/)|.d2 z2 {c}(B/A/G3) .G2|g2z2 (g3a/b/) (a2g2)|.f2z2f4 {f}(e2d2)| e2z2 [c4e4] .d2.B2|(d5B/) .G4 (.B2.d2)|(e2d2).c2.B2 (A5G/)|[B,8G8]|]

X:1 T:Coolin, The M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Andante" N:”Robinson’s Arrangement” B:P.M. Haverty – One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 2 (1858, No. 180, p. 81) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Eb (Bc/d/)|[G2e2][B2e2] (f>d)|e2G2 (3EGB|(e>d) (ef/g/) (f>e)|e2 {fe}d2 e>d| c2 (3cde {f}(ed/c/)|B2 (GB) (eB)|(cB/A/) (GE) T(F>E)|E4|| (B>A)|(G>FE>F) (G>=A)|(B>=AB>c) (d>B)|(e>d) ef/g/ f>e|(e2d2) (e>d)| c2 (3cde (f/e/d/c/)|[G2B2] (GB) (eB)|(d/c/B/A/) (GE) T(F>E)|E4||

X:1 T:Coulin (The Old) N:Similar Stanford/Petrie No. 599 M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air N:Obtained by Goodman from the music manuscript collection of John Edward Pigot (1822-1871). B:James Goodman music manuscript collection, Book 2, p. 89 (mid-19th century) B:’s Companion K:Ddor (3ABc|d2 dcde|f2A2 de|fagfed|cB A2 (3ABc|d2 dcde| f2A2F2|G2 GABG|!fermata!A4||D/E/F/G/|A2 AG F2|c>BA/G/ F2| GFGB AG|FE D2 D/E/F/G/|A2 fe de/c/d/e/|f2A2 d/c/A/G/|F2 DF ED|D4||

X:3 T:Old Coolin, The M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Moderato" S:Stanford/Petrie (1905), No. 599 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D AB/c/ | d2 dcde | f2A2A2 | f2 gfed | {d}c2 A2 AB/c/ | d2 dcde | f2A2 AB | AG F2 TG2 | A4 || FG | A2A2 GF | =c2 BAGF | GF GB AG | F2D2 FG | A2f2 ef | de f2 AG | F2 DF E>D | D4 || AB/c/ | d2 dcde | f2A2A2 | f2 gfed | {d}c2A2 AB/c/ | d2 dcde | f2 A2 AB | AG F2 TG2 | A4 || FG | A2A2 GF |=c2 BAG>F | GF GB AG | F2D2 FG | A2f2 ef | de f2 AG | F2DF E>D | D4 ||

X:2 T:Coolin, The M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"With great expression" S:Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F c>d | f>g a2 g>f | f2 A2 c>d | f>g a2 g>f | f4 fe | dcfdcA | c2F2 Ac | d2 cA {A}G>F | F4 || AG | FGAcdf | c2A2 cd | f>g a2 g>f | f4 f>e | dcfdcA | c2A2 cf | d2 cA {A}G>F | F4 ||

X:1 T:Cúilfionn, An T:Coolun, The M:3/4 L:1/8 Q:"With Soul" B:Batt Scanlon - "The Violin Made Easy and Attractive" (San Francisco, 1923, p. 36) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D u(AB/c/)|"1"d2-d2 "2"(e>c)|(d2F2) (DF/A/)|"1"(d>"1"c) "1"(d"2"e/"3"f/) "2".e2"1".d2|"1"d2-.c2 (dc)|(B2 (3B)"3"c-d ("4"e/d/)(c/B/)| A2 (FA) "1"(d>"0"A)|(c/B/).A/.G/ (F2 D>F)|E2-"2"{D}"2"!fermata!D2::(A>G)|(F>E) (D>E) (F>^G)|(A>^G) (A>B) (cA)| "1"(d>"1"c) ("1"d"2"e/"3"f/) "2"e1d|"1"d2-c2 (dc)|B2- (3B(cd) ("4"e/d/)(c/B/)|A2 (FA) "1"(d>"0"A)|(c/B/).A/.G/ (F2 D>F)|E2-"2"{D}"2"!fermata!D2:|]