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Thread #168654   Message #4075687
Posted By: Mick Tems
16-Oct-20 - 02:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Pontypridd Collier in search of his wife
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pontypridd Collier in search of his wife
'The Pontypridd Collier' has many variants! Pavane's song has "...Til I landed safely down in Rhiwddyblew", whereas my version has "Til I landed safely down in Cwmrhydyblew" (a settlement north of Ebbw Vale and south of the Heads Of The Valleys road - Rhyd-y-Blew means Ford of the hairs, or grasses). Years ago, Pat Smith and I played in a folk club based at the Rhyd-y-Blew Inn; sadly the pub had closed, had caught fire and the building had been demolished.

Pavane's version (Llanhilleth hills) has: "And the youngsters started ringing poor old Joe" - mine has: "And the youngsters shouted out: "Here comes a show!"