Carollans Devotion

Carrollans Devotion

On a fair Sunday morning devoted to be,Attentive to a sermon that was ordered for me,I met a fresh rose on the road by decree, And though Mass was my notion, my devotion was she.

Welcome, fair lilly, white and red,Welcome was every word we said; Welcome, bright angel of noble degree,I wish you would love, and that I were with thee.

I pray don't frown at me with mouth or with eye -So I told the fair maiden, with heart full of glee,Though Mass was my notion,My devotion was she.

Transcription from Carolan (2010).