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X:1 T:Royall Lament, The M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 8 (1760, p. ) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G>A|{A}B4 {ef}g2|edcBAG|g>ageTdB|{B}d4 G>A| {A}B4 {ef}g2|(ed)(cB)(AG)|A3g (e/d/B)|{B}A4 G>A|{A}B4g2| e2 (dB) T(AG)|A2B2 (d/e/f)|g4 (e/d/c)|B2 (cB)(AG)|TA3GE2| D4 (D/E/G)|G4::d>e|g3a (ba)|g2 T(e>d) B2|d4 (d/e/f)| {f}g4 (G/A/B)|c3g Te>d|TB3A G2|A2 (ge)(dB)| {B}A4 G>A|(B>A)(G>A) E>G|D3E (G/A/B)|c3d e>g| {e}d4c2|B2 (cB)(AG)|E4 (G/E/D)|D4 (D/E/G)|G4:|]

CAOINEADH RIOGHAIL (The Royal Lament). Scottish, Air or Lament (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A harp melody composed by the Laird of Coll, John Garbh Maclean, on the execution of King Charles I. Sanger & Kinnaird, in their book Tree of Strings (1992), say variants of the tune can be found in several early manuscripts and tune collections. Other versions tune can be found in Simon Fraser's Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands (1816) (as "The Royal Lament"), and David Young's Macfarlane Manuscript (also as "The Royal Lament").

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Printed sources : - Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 8), 1760; p. 3.

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