|TYPE||3 - Complex Melody|
|TUNE STRUCTURE||A8 B24|
|VERSE STRUCTURE||10 lines surviving|
|TEXT SOURCE||James Hardiman, Irish Minstrelsy, or, Bardic Remains of Ireland (London: J. Robbins, 1831), liv|
|TUNE SOURCE||A Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes (Dublin: John and William Neal, 1724), p.22|
|FIRST LINE||On a fair Sunday morning devoted to be|
|Joseph Cooper Walker attributed the song to Carolan, and claimed that this had been authenticated by Charles O’Conor of Belanagare, who identified the subject of the poem as a ‘Miss Fetherson’ of Co. Longford. Only part of the song-text survives, recorded by Hardiman (1836) and the same text survives in Gaelic translation in a RIA manuscript (MS 23 F 22:54). For further details concerning this song, see Nicholas Carolan, ed. Celebrated Irish Tunes (1986; 2010 revised ed.), p.95.|
Carrollans DevotionOn 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).