Nathaniel Gow's Lament for Mrs. Oswald of Auchincruive
NATHANIEL GOW'S LAMENT FOR MRS. OSWALD OF AUCHINCRUIVE. AKA - "Lament for Mrs. Oswald of Auchincruive." Scottish, Lament (whole time). C Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831) on the occasion of the untimely death of talented, intelligent and beautiful Lucy Johnston, who became Mrs. Oswald when she married Richard Oswald of Auchicruive. See note for "Miss Johnston of Hilton's Fancy" for more on Lucy.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 107. Gow (Fourth Collection of Strathspey Dances), 2nd ed., originally 1800; p. 14.