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Thread #5907   Message #232088
Posted By: GUEST,sian in wales
22-May-00 - 04:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Suo Gan
Subject: RE: SUO GAN Lyris needed please
I've just looked up Suo Gan in one of our better reference books for Welsh folk song. For those interested in history ...

it was copied originally from a manuscript found in Llanberis (N.Wales) and first published around 1904. The current one is a variation on an older one (same name) published in 1794. In 1820, one of our big-time bards wrote, "It is very probable that Storace took his Lullaby in the Pirates from this tune." ???

Anyway ... there's a bit more background for you...