The star of Sunday’s well, song / Dónal Maguire, singing in English

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[Ye damsels of Castalia Melpomene and Thalia
Extenuate an alien that languishes in woe]
Dan Cupid has surprised me waylaid and pauperised me
Why thus he martyrises me is what I wish to know
Exiled in this fair city a paragon of pity
I lucubrate my ditty and I catalogue to tell

Of the beauties of that matron my connoisseur and patron
That consort fit for Satan the star of Sunday's well.

Expressly fabricated for to be venerated

Her weight is estimated at fully fifteen stone
The undulating ocean recalls her vagrant motion
Magnanimous devotion I render her alone
She's blooming and she's bonny with real estate and money
A flowerlet filled with honey in a soft suburban dell
And I the bee go soaring around her bower adoring

The beauty and the store of the star of Sunday's well.

This matron subsidises both Beamish's and Wise's
The viands that she prizes provide most comely fare
Yet I wish I could administer a modicum of Guinness t'her
For there is nothing sinister or medieval there
Her heart I would allure it but that a grocer's curate

Is planning to secure it by artifices fell
But I've dropped hints abundant to that obscure incumbent

To flutter less redundant round the star of Sunday's well.

All through the summer weather two lovers linked together
Patrolled Marina's heather or strolled along the Dyke
The blackbirds and the thrushes established in the bushes

Their elegies in gushes propelled to Kerry Pike
I heard their jocund royster and yearned all for his cloister

The quaint but fulsome oyster like a hermit in his cell
But I lacked reciprocation in this matron's cognition
For I got a harsh negation from the star of Sunday's well.

The star of Sunday’s well, song / Dónal Maguire, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:706-NC-V8
Main Performer: Dónal Maguire
Title:The star of Sunday's well [videorecording] / Dónal Maguire, singing in English
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Recording Location:Rusty Nail Bar, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:25 March 2001
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 3 min. 44 sec.) :digital, stereo
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle

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