The Scots Lament waltz

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X: 1
T: The Scots Lament
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G,A,|{A,}B,2 D2 D>E|D4 G>A|TB3 A (B/c/d)|{d}e4 d2|T{d}B3 A G2|E3 D (B,D)|E2 A,2 (A,B,)|A,4 B,>C|
D3 B, T(A,G,)|G3 A {GA}B2|(d<B) (A<G) (A<B)|{B}c4 (c/d/e)|d3 D EG|D3 B T(A>G)|{D}E2 G2 (GA)|G4:|
|:(Bc)|d3 e dc|{c}B3 A (B/A/G)|A2 B2 d2|{d}e4 (e/f/g)|(e<d) (c<B) (A<G)|E3 DB,D|{D}E2A,2 (A,B,)|A,4 (B,C)|
D3 B, TA,>G,|G3 A (G/A/B)|G3 G T(D>B,)|A,2 B,2 D2|{DE}=F4 TE>D|B,3 GED|{C}TB,2 (A,G,) (G,A,)|G,4:]

Three comments

The Scots Lament

Heard this on Abby Newton’s Castles, Kirks, and Caves and the liner notes attributed it to James Oswald in A Second Collection of Curious Scots Tunes (1742).

Re: The Scots Lament

Wow! That’s going back some, Kenny! Thanks for the memory!