Lament For O’Donnell reel

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X: 1
T: Lament For O'Donnell
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G3{/AG}ED3D (3EGB A>A Bdd4 (3efg fedBAc BAGEDE G2|
g2 Ac/A/B3{/dB}A GB A>G G8:|:de f(3g/f/e/ de f(3g/f/e/ f(3g/f/e/ de|
f(3g/f/e/ f(3g/f/e de/f/ ge d>B {/d}c4 (3ABc BAGA B^c d6 (3def|
{/a}g3a/g/ (3efg {/a} ge d(3e/d/B/ G4 g(3a/g/f/ gb a>g f(3g/f/e/ f>a|
g>f ed (3efg fedBAc BAGEDE G2g2 Ac/A/ B3{/dB}A GB A>G{/,G,}G8:|

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Lament For O’Donnell

According to the notes from the book Irish Fiddle Solos: 64 pieces for violin, Padraig O’Keffe learnt it from his grandmother. Hugh Roe O’Donnell was an Irish chieftain whose defeat at the battle of kinsale in 1601 marked the begining of the end of gaelic Ireland.
Slow air, no strict metre. This is a tune to be played freely.