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X:1 T:Caravat, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:”Irish song” N:related to "I am asleep and do not waken me." S:Rev. James Goodman music manuscript collection (vol. 2, p. 171) N:Canon Goodman was a uilleann piper and cleric who collected primarily N:in County Cork in the mid-19th century F: F:at Trinity College Dublin / Irish Traditional Music Archive Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G A/G/|FGA cAf/e/|dcA GFD|BAG AdA|G2G G2:| G/A/|cde f2 d/f/|g2f gfd|fga g2 f/e/|dcA GFD| fga g2 f/e/|dcA GFD|B>AG AdA|G2G G2||

CARAVAT, THE. Irish, Air (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is contained in vol. 3 of the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon wikipedia:James_Goodman_(musicologist). Hugh and Lisa Shields, in their notes to the Goodman collections[1], find the tune is related to "I am asleep and don't waken me." They find the words to the song were written around the year 1810 by James O'Donnell of Laurencetown, Killfinan, County Limerick, for two Munster factions, Caravat and Shanavest. See O'Daly's Poets and Poetry of Munster (1860, pp. 16-21).

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - James Goodman (1828-1896) entered the tune into his manuscript, having obtained it from the music manuscript collections of Seán Ó Dálaigh (John O'Daly, 1800-1878), the great nineteenth-century scribe; compiler and collector of manuscripts; editor; anthologist; publisher of Gaelic verse and stories and founder of societies for the publication of Gaelic literature, best-known today for his volume Poets and Poetry of Munster (1849). O’Daly was born in the Sliabh gCua area of west Waterford and was, like Goodman, a teacher of Irish.

Printed sources : - Hugh and Lisa Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers vol. 2), 2013; No. 687.

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