Liz Carroll is the composer…
I think this should be D mixolydian rather than D major. Those C#s should be C naturals.
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.
Key & Meter
I created a new tune entry for this tune with corrected Key and Meter because Jeremy’s excellent site won’t allow different settings if they differ in Meter. All the dots here are correct, just those two things differ.
Source: Her own handwritten copy which was available in the past on her website. Archived here: http://marshwiggle.org/Media/LizCarroll/lamentOfTheFirstGen.jpg
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
In fact, I’ve corrected that setting, https://thesession.org/tunes/10957 because you CAN change the meter, by changing the tune type.
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.