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LUDE'S LAMENT. Scottish, Air. Similar in the first strain to "Drunk at Night and Dry i' the Morning (1)," and to the opening of "Maid of Selma," which Stenhouse (Illustrations of the Lyric Poetry and Music of Scotland) says is based "on the old air of "Todlin' Hame," which has assumed various shapes in common as well as treble time. In James Oswald's Caledonian Pocket Companion (1760) is a medley called "Battle of Falkirk (1) (The)," in which "Lude's Lament" is evidently a slight alteration of "Todlin' Hame." Oswald also printed other variants under the titles "Carronside," "Kennet's Dream" and "Armstrong's Farewell."