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Posted By: Felipa
13-Jan-21 - 04:32 PM
Thread Name: Lady Keith's Lament guitar part help?
Subject: RE: Lady Keith's Lament guitar part help?
yes the tune is very close to Boyne Water or Rosc Catha na Mumhan (battle cry of Munster - province of Ireland). Under those titles, the tunes are usually played as marches [and lyrics are occasionally sung], though I've also heard Boyne Water played faster and more jauntily as an American old-timey tune.

The guitarist singing the Boyne Water here is only playing two chords.
(c and f?) but it isn[t a very appealing accompaniament
http://www.countysongs.ie/song/boyne-water