The Clergy’s Lamentation reel

Also known as The Fiddler’s Lament, Ye Clarges’ Lamentation.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Clergy’s Lamentation has been added to 1 tune set.

The Clergy's Lamentation has been added to 48 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Clergy's Lamentation
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B,A, B,DE2EF|G2-GAB2ed|ef edB2AG|FG AFEF ED|
B,A, B,DE2-EF|G2GAB2ed|ef edB2AG|FG ABB,2E2|E8:|
|:e2{fe}edBA Bd|e2-efg2-ga|g2B2fe fg|f2e2e2-ef|e2dBg2fe|
ef edB2AB|G2GFE2-EF|GF GAB2-Bd|ef edB2AG|FG ABB,2E2|E8:|
X: 2
T: The Clergy's Lamentation
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:BABD E2 EF|G2 GA B2 ed|efed B2 AG|FGAF EFED|
BABD E2 EF|G2 GA B2 ed|efed B2 AG|FGAB BE/D/ E2|E4 z4||
|:e2 dB BABd|e2 ef g2 ga|g2 B2 fefg|f2 ed edef|
e2 dB g2 fe|e3d BdAB|G2 GF E2 EF|GFGA BABd|
efed B2 AG|FGAB BE/D/ E2|E4 z4||
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Five comments

Clergy’s Lamentation - O’Carolan air

A beautiful air by O’Carolan. I transcribed this from Nollaig Casey’s "The Music of What Happened." I just saw it listed on "The Art Of Turlough O’Carolan - Piano Arrangements Of The Famous Airs And Laments" by J.J. Sheridan and was surprised it wasn’t already in the data base.

Quoting from Fiddler’s Companion.
I have also seen the music elsewhere on the net attributed as Anon. Who knows?
"The tune is attributed to blind Irish harper Turlough "O’Carolan (1670-1738), though Donal O’Sullivan, in his definitive work on the bard could find no incontrovertable evidence of its origin.