Lament Of The First Generation waltz

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Lament Of The First Generation has been added to 3 tune sets.

Lament Of The First Generation has been added to 41 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Lament Of The First Generation
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d|:d2 Bc BA|G2 E3 d|d2 Bc d/c/B|G2 c3d|
d2 Bc BA|G2A2B2|A3B AG|1 E2 D3 d:|2E2D3 E/D/||
G,D Bc/B/ AB|G2A2B2|G,D Bc/B/ AB|G2E3G|
G,DB2AB|G2A2B2|A3B AG|E2D3 D/D/||
D2d2dD|A2B2c2|Bc dB GF|G2E3G|
G,D B2 AB|G2A2B2|A3B AG|E2D3||
X: 2
T: Lament Of The First Generation
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:d2 Bc BA|G2 E3 d|d2 Bc d/c/B|G2 c3d|
d2 Bc BA|G2A2B2|A3B AG|1 E2 D3 d:|2E2D3 E/D/||
G,D Bc/B/ AB|G2A2B2|G,D Bc/B/ AB|G2E3G|
G,DB2AB|G2A2B2|A3B AG|E2D3 D/D/||
D2d2dD|A2B2c2|Bc dB GF|G2E3G|
G,D B2 AB|G2A2B2|A3B AG|E2D3||
X: 3
T: Lament Of The First Generation
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d|:d2 Bc BA|G2 E3 d|d2 Bc d/c/B|G2 c3d|
d2 Bc BA|G2A2B2|A3B AG|1 E2 D3 d:|2E2D3 E/D/||
G,D Bc/B/ AB|G2A2B2|G,D Bc/B/ AB|G2E3G|
G,DB2AB|G2A2B2|A3B AG|E2D3 D/D/||
D2d2dD|A2B2c2|Bc dB GF|G2E3G|
G,D B2 AB|G2A2B2|A3B AG|E2D3||
X: 4
T: Lament Of The First Generation
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d|:d2 Bc BA|G2 E3 d|d2 Bc d/c/B|G2 c3d|
d2 Bc BA|G2A2B2|A3B AG|1 E2 D3 d:|2E2D3 E/D/||
GD Bc/B/ AB|G2A2B2|GD Bc/B/ AB|G2E3G|
GDB2AB|G2A2B2|A3B AG|E2D3 D/D/||
D2d2dD|A2B2c2|Bc dB GF|G2E3G|
GD B2 AB|G2A2B2|A3B AG|E2D3||
# Added by JACKB .

Thirteen comments

Liz Carroll is the composer…

I think this should be D mixolydian rather than D major. Those C#s should be C naturals.

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Actually, listening to Liz Carroll’s recording of it, it sounds more like G major than D mixolydian.

It is indeed G major

Lament Of The First Generation

Released on Liz Carroll’s album "Lost in the Loop" February 1, 2000.

This is an exact transcription from her own handwritten ‘dots’ which were previously available on her website. Here’s an archived copy: http://marshwiggle.org/Media/LizCarroll/lamentOfTheFirstGen.jpg

This is to correct https://thesession.org/tunes/10957 which is given as a Reel in (4/4) and listed as Dmaj as new settings cannot differ in meter on Jeremy’s well organized site.

Duplicate!

Actually you can change the meter by putting [M:3/4] in front of the first line. Or you could message Jeremy and ask him to correct/merge the settings in the appropriate way.

Lament Of The First Generation, X:2

Rescued duplicate.

I remember a group of us working on this tune at Roberts Creek in BC a few years ago. We didn’t know the name so I’m afraid that I came up with the working title of "Liz Carroll’s Big Banana Feet" (we knew it was a Liz Carroll tune). The next day, one of our party (who I won’t embarrass by naming) said that he had spent hours on the internet overnight and could find no reference anywhere to a tune going by that title. The reaction on his face when I told him….

I have added some new Liz Carroll fans to our session by playing this tune. What a lovely melody.