Carrallan’s Lament

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X:1 T:Carrallan's Lament M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Slow" B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 8 (1760, p. 14) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin T(AG)|TE3D E>G|{G}A4d2|T(BA)(Bc)T(BA)|G4 (g>^f)|e>de>ga>b| G3A B>d|A4 G>B|A4::(B/a/g)|Te3d e>g|a3 gb>g|a3 gb>g| a4 g>a|b2 (c'b)(ag)|e4 g>e|d>ed>B A>B|G4 (g>^f)| (e>d)(e>g)(a>b)|G3A B>d|A4 G>B|A4::T(A>G)|E2 (ed)(cB)|TA4B2| d3B TA>G|G3A B2|b3a b/a/g|G3A B>d|A3e Td>B|{B}A4:| |:a>g|e3d e>g|a3g e>g|(a>g)(a>g) e>g|a4 T(g>e)|ga b2 Tag|e4 (d/e/g)| {e}d3B A>B|G4 (g>a)|{ga}b3 a g2|G3g (e/d/)B|A3 g (e/d/)B|A4:|]



CARRALLAN'S LAMENT. Scottish, Air (3/4 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. An air of unknown provenance, despite Oswald's apparent attribution to Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Oswald appears to be the only source for the tune.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 8), 1760; p. 14.

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