Seán Nuinseann - John Nugent

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The lyrics printed below, though only a fragment, are undoubtedly the appropriate ones for the tune. They are a jig to welcome to Ireland and to Castle Nugent, a lady who has come over from France and is the bride to be of John Nugent. The lady welcomed would be Lady Margaret Plunkett. She was brought up on the continent, for in 1695, her mother, the Countess of Fingall was living with her children in Brussels. The air was composed by Carolann in 1720 on the occasion of the marriage. ...Dónal O'Sullivan 2001 1 vol edition p. 262.

Fa/ilte dhit fe/in go hÉirinn,
Inghin na se/ad 's na bpe/arlai/
Tha/inic anall o.n bhFrainc,
Gheabha tu/ ceo/l i rinnce.

Ta/ se/ cinnte, nil fa/th cainnt air,
Ólfam beo/ir is lionn leat;
Go Caislea/n Nuinsion ta/ mo thriall-sa
Go bma seach fearr go bra/ch i mbliadhna thu/,
Sla/n gan cheo/ go deo/ thu/, 'Sheo/in.

Song Notations

Notations are courtesy of Carolan, the Life and Times of an Irish Harper by Dónal O'Sullivan vol 1, Celtic Music Edition 1983.

Courtesy of Vivian and Jack Hennessey, IrishPage.com, 2005.
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