Lament For Oliver Goldsmith waltz

Also known as Goldsmith’s Lament, Oliver Goldsmith’s Lament.

There are 15 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Lament For Oliver Goldsmith has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Lament For Oliver Goldsmith
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A,4 B,C|D6|E4 DC|A,6|A,4 AB|=c4 AG|A2 d4|d6|f4 e2|d3e dc|AG E3D|
CD/E/ D4|CA,3 B,2|=C6|=C4 A,B,/C/|D6|E4 DC|A,6|A,4 AB|=c4 AG|A2 d4|
d6|f4 e2|d3e dc|AG E4|D4 CD/E/|D6|E4 DC|D6|D6||A de|f3e (3def|
e2 A/B/c/d/ ec|d3c d3/2c/|A4 F2|G3F E2|D3D/E/ F/G/A/B/|=c4 AG|A2 d2 d/e/d/c/|
d6|d4 A,B,/C/|D6|E4 DC|A,6|A,4 AB|=c4 AG|A2 d4|d6|f4 e2|d3e dc|
AG E4|D4 CD/E/|D6|E4 DC|D6|D6||

Five comments

Lament for Oliver Goldsmith

I believe this tune is composed by Séamus Shannon - I took it from the playing of Séamus Creagh on ‘It’s no Secret’

Lament for Oliver Goldsmith

A lovely tune, I heard Raymond Roland playing it from The White Hart, Fulham Broadway. Good old Saturday night days in the late sixties. I still see Liam Farrell occasionally. Sorry, but is your ABC text faulty, it seemed to be about a quarter of the B part ?
the Le Cheile record Lord Mayo ? had Raymond playing it.

B part

The rest is repeats of the first part (in different order, but all the notes are there) with little variations, but I thought it better not to put those in so keeping it clearer. It’s always nicer to put in your own variations. keep an eye on this space and I will publish the rest soon, but like I said, all the notes are there. I Would love to hear the other versions, I’ll keep a lookout for those. Thanks.


OK, I’ve put in the missing bit. I’ll Make a version with ornamentations and variations and post it here soon.