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X:1 T:Scots Lament By Mr. Oswald M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air C:James Oswald B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 2 (1760, p. 19) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D DE|{E}F2 A2 (A>B)|A4 d>e|f3 efa|{a}b4 a2| Tf3ed2|B3AFA|B2E2 (EF)|E4 (F>G)| A3 FTE>D|d3e {de}f2|(a<f) (e<d) (e<f)|{f}g4 g/a/b| a3ABd|A3 Tf(e>d)|{A}B2 d2 (de)|d4:| |:(fg)|a3 bag|{g}f3e (f/e/)d|e2f2a2|{a}b4 (b/c'/)d'| (b<a)(g<f)(e<d)|B3 AFA|{A}B2E2 (EF)|E4 (FG)| A3 FT(E>D)|d3e (d/e/f)|D3d TA>F|E2F2A2| {AB}=c4 TB>A|F3 dBA|{G}TF2 (ED) (DE)|D4:|]



SCOT'S LAMENT, A. Scottish, Slow Air (3/4 time). Composed by James Oswald (1711-1769), an expatriate Scottish cellist and composer in London. It appears in Oswald’s Second Collection of Curious Scots Tunes of 1744, and his Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 2 (1760). .

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 2), 1760; p. 19.

Recorded sources: - Redwing Music RWMCD 5410, Abby Newton – “Castles, Kirks and Caves” (2001).



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