Lamentation for the Fallen Heroes of Waterloo

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LAMENTATION FOR THE FALLEN HEROES OF WATERLOO. Scottish, Slow Air or Lament (4/4 time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Gow (1817) notes: "Communicated by Mrs. McNiel of Collonsay." The battle of Waterloo was fought on June 18th, 1815, some two years prior to the printing of Gow's 4th Repository, and, in the context of the times, the heroic event was still quite topical (see also the Gow's "Lamentation for the Fallen Heros of Waterloo"). Gow included two other tunes in the same collection that refer to the battle, "Highland Brigade at Waterloo (The)" and "Royal Highlanders Welcome from Waterloo (The)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Gow (Complete Repository), Part 4, 1817; p. 4.

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