The Lamentation Of The Dead Perch jig

The Lamentation Of The Dead Perch has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Lamentation Of The Dead Perch has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Lamentation Of The Dead Perch
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:EFE FGA|BGE F2E|DED DEF|ABA AGF|
EFE FGA|BGE FGA|BGE FED|E3 B,3:|
|:ege g2a|gef g3|GAG GAB|ded dcB|
eaa aga|bag gfg|ecA BAG|A3 E3:|
# Added by GW .

Six comments

Someone asked me for this tune a while back and I completely forgot to post it - apologies.

The tune comes from ‘The Gunn Book’ and is reproduced in the ‘Hidden Fermanagh’ collection. The transcriber/compiler note that ‘We have not been able to find a reference to this unusually -titled tune in any other collection. It has a Scottish feel to it and may well have been the air to a popular song, presumably a comic song.’

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Isn’t this…

a Monty Python sketch? 🙂

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It’s nothing like ‘Lanigan’s Ball’, swisspiper.

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It is not Lanigan’s Ball, but some bars could be verions of the equivalent one in the other tune, but I have to confess, some bars are 100% incompatibel - Sorry

Re: The Lamentation Of The Dead Perch

Lamentation ON The Dead Perch? A fisherman’s tune maybe. Nice if he felt some sympathy with the poor fish. The tune is v. pleasant, GW.