Lament (Pat Coldrick) | Hub Guitar

Lament (Pat Coldrick)

Lament is a beautiful tune combining classical composition with modern harmony.

The Form

  • Play from the beginning to m16, and take the repeat back to the beginning.
  • From the beginning, play all the way through to m28 until the D.C. al Coda, which means to return to the beginning and prepare for the coda.
  • Play from the beginning again, this time to measure 26 (to coda) and now jump to m29.
  • Play from m29 to the end.


  • Practice the tune slowly.
  • Pay special attention to the slur on m2. It must end on a “D”, but the open E string must also remain clear to ring even as you move to the Bmin chord on m3.
  • Another tricky spot is mm29-30 at the coda. You must practice this at a ratio of about 10:1 (compared to the rest of the music).


Drop D (DADGbe)

Melody/Lead Sheet

Note: this unofficial “cheat sheet” is not complete. It is highly recommended to buy the official sheet music available from Pat Coldrick’s website.

Click here to download the pdf.

About the Artist

Pat Coldrick is a composer and guitar player from Ireland. Visit his website for more of his compositions, as well as tour dates.


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