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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 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 James Goodman. Hugh and Lisa Shields, in their notes to the Goodman collections, 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: - 19th century bookseller John O'Daly's manuscripts [Goodman].

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