The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #45769 Message #937629
Posted By: sian, west wales
22-Apr-03 - 05:09 AM
Thread Name: Origins: All Through The Night / Ar Hyd Y Nos
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: All Through The Night (another version)
Chris, I actually like a lot of John Denver stuff. Of the poets of Ceiriog's time, I think Ceiriog was one of lesser depth but undoubtedly popular. Certainly the lyrics of John Ceiriog Hughes are still 'big' in the Welsh repetoire. I myself sing Tros y Garreg, and pretty well all Welsh speakers sing his words to Nos Galan (to which English speakers sing "Deck the Halls") A couplet from Nant y Mynydd is on my father's headstone (which ought to confuse archaeologists in a 1000 years time, digging in central Ontario!) My cousins also farm the land next to what was Ceiriog's family's farm.
I think there's been a thread about Suo Gan (Huna, blentyn) which you could call up. There are only a couple of native Welsh shanties but Codi Angor is one which is sung a fair bit; it's on a Plethyn album and also on Baggywrinkle's CD. (See 'Catters "Skipper Jack" or "Crane Driver" who are Baggy members) The Baggies also do a version of Rolling Home which they've adapted to Swansea.
The main source for Welsh sea songs is a compilation/republication of two J. Glyn Davies books; I think it's called "Cerddi Huw Puw" and the explanatory text is bilingual. Can't seem to find it on the Welsh Books Council site so perhaps it's out of print.
Leeneia - slip or not, John Albert would be dead chuffed to think his contribution to music was finally acknowledged!