Lament For Prophet waltz

Also known as Lament For The Prophet.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Lament For Prophet has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Lament For Prophet
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2|B3 d B2|G4 F2|{GF}E3 F {EF}G2|D4 B,2|{B,}C3 D E2|{FE}D4 {C}B,2|{B,}A,6-|A,4 D2|
B3 d B2|G4 F2|{GF}E3 F {EF}G2|D4 B,2|{B,}C3 D E2|D C3 B,A,|[G,6D6]-|[G,4D4]D2|
B3 d B2|G4 F2|{GF}E3 F {EF}G2|D4 B,|{B,}C3 D E2|{FE}D4 B2|{B}A6-|A4 D2|
B3 d B2|G4 F2|{GF}E3 F {EF}G2|D4 B,|{B,}C3 D E2|D C3 B,A,|[G,6D6]-|[G,4D4] Bc|
{B}d4 g2|f4 fa|{a}g3 f e2|d4 B2|c3 d e2|d4 b|a6-|a4 Bc|
{B}d4 g2|f4 fa|{a}g3 f e2|d4 B2|c3 d e2|d c3 BA|{EF}G6-|G4 Bc|
{B}d4 g2|f4 fa|g4 b2|d4 B2|[A4e4][^c2a2]|[e4e4] f2|{Bc}d6-|d4 D2|
B3 d B2|G4 F2|{GF}E3 F {EF}G2|D4 B,|{B,}C3 D E2|D C3 B,A,|[G,6D6]-|[G,6D6]|

Two comments

Lament For Prophet

Transcription of a slow air (not a waltz) from Ashley MacIsaac’s album, Close to the Floor. Very moving tune that grabbed me the first time I heard it.

From Cranford’s, "The above air was composed (by Tom Anderson in 1981 and published in 1983 in Ringing Strings) to honour Prophet James Laurence Smith (1909-79) a union organizer for the National Union of Seamen in Lerwick. A man who worked for many causes, he was the first Labour candidate for the Orkney and Shetlands constituency and an advocate for the Scottish Agricultural Organization."

Lament for Prophet

As JoJofidhle says it was written as a slow air, and was in 4/4 time which gives the player the opportunity to bring true feeling to this lovely tune. I never knew Prophet personally, but coincidentally I was given my middle name from Prophet’s sister who worked in the maternity unit where I was born, and who, I understand, did a lot to save both my and my mother’s lives at the time.