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LAMENT FOR PROPHET. Shetland, Air (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "A slow air composed in 1981 for the late Prophet Smith of Bressay" (Anderson). Anderson [1] noted that Smith could be an Alamootie, the Shetland term for the Stormy Petrel, "when defending his beloved Shetland."

Tom Anderson (1910-1991)



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Anderson (Ringing Strings), 1983; p. 42.

Recorded sources: A & M Records 79602 2000-2, Ashley MacIsaac - "Close to the Floor" (1992).




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