Ormond's Lament (1)

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ORMOND'S LAMENT [1]. Irish, Air (4/4 time, "Sad"). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "A different tune with this name in Stanford-Petrie" (Joyce). This is a Jacobite song dating from the year 1715 or the spring of 1716. Grattan Flood (1906) relates that the Duke of Ormonde was particularly attached to King James III, the Old Pretender. In 1715 a reward of 10,000 pounds, an incalculable sum in those days, was offered by the Lords Justices of Ireland for his capture, which offer was repeated in 1719. Joyce and O'Farrell's versions are identical.

Source for notated version: Joyce obtained the melody from the Pigot Collection.

Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 731, p. 363. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion for the Union Pipes, vol. IV), c. 1810; p. 112.

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