Annotation:Neil Gow's Lament for His Brother

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X:1 T:Neil [sic] Gow's Lament for his Brother M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air B:Manson - Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 2 (1846, p. 64) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Gmin G/F/|DGG GFG|AGA Afd|cAc fdf|cAF F2 (G/F/)| DGG G>FG|AGA !fermata!g2 f/e/|d>cB c>BA|d<BG G2:|| d|gdg b>ag|fga !fermata!b2 (a/g/)|f>=ed cA(f/d/)|cAF F2d| gd (g/a/) b>ag|fga b2 a/g/|f>=ed c<Ac|dBG G2d| gdg b2a/g/|fga b2 a/g/|f>=ed cA f/d/|cAF F2 G/F/| DGG G>FG|AGA !fermata!g2 f/e/|d>cB c>BA|dBG G||

NEIL [sic] GOW'S LAMENT FOR HIS BROTHER. Scottish, Air (6/8 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Scottish fiddler-composer Niel Gow (1727-1807, note correct spelling of his first name) was predeceased by his brother Donald (birth and death dates unknown), who regularly accompanied Niel on the cello. The title is sometimes confused with Niel's son, Nathaniel Gow's "Nathaniel Gow's Lament for the Death of His Brother," composed on the death of another of Niel's sons. Nathaniel's tune is also called "Gallowglass (The)."

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Printed sources : - Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 2), 1846; p. 64.

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