Lament for Mr. Ramsay of Barnton

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LAMENT FOR MR. RAMSAY OF BARNTON. Scottish, Slow Air (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fkddle). AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831), perhaps in memory of Mr. George Ramsay of Barnton, Midlothian, who died in 1810. George was the son of a successful Edinburgh banker (and director of the Royal Bank of Scotland), and was known for his hunting and coaching exploits. He married, in 1791, Miss Jean Hamilton of Wishaw (1769-1841), and they resided at the family manor, Gogor House (called "the most baronial of Edinburgh's late 16th and early 17th century mansions"). (see also "Mr. Hamilton of Wishaw," composed by Nathaniel for Jean's brother).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Gow (Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1822; p. 25.

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