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Origins: Tua Bethlem Dref (On to Bethlehem Town)

GUEST 17 Dec 08 - 03:59 PM
Newport Boy 17 Dec 08 - 04:49 PM
GUEST,leeneia 18 Dec 08 - 10:46 AM
Jim Dixon 20 Dec 08 - 08:29 AM
Nigel Parsons 20 Dec 08 - 12:23 PM
GUEST,GUEST,Susan 29 Sep 12 - 03:11 PM
GUEST 06 Dec 18 - 09:24 AM
Joe Offer 06 Dec 18 - 02:35 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Help lyrics/chords 'Tua Bethlem Dref'?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 08 - 03:59 PM

Hey Mudcatters- I'm trying to find the lyrics and chords to the Welsh Christmas carol, "Tua Bethlem Dref" as a surprise for my step-mother for Christmas. It was featured in/on "A Child's Christmas in Wales" from many moons ago. Any chance someone out there has the sheet music (not findable via Google) or knows the chords/lyrics and is willing to share? I'm willing to pay for the sheet music if someone has it laying about. It would mean so much to her!

Merry merry!

Rebecca


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Help lyrics/chords 'Tua Bethlem Dref'?
From: Newport Boy
Date: 17 Dec 08 - 04:49 PM

There's a PDF of the English words and the music at Cypress Films

Phil


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Help lyrics/chords 'Tua Bethlem Dref'?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 18 Dec 08 - 10:46 AM

Thanks for the link, Newport Boy. Our band has a member of Welsh descent, and we are always interested in Welsh music.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ON TO BETHLEHEM TOWN / TUA BETHLEM DREF
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Dec 08 - 08:29 AM

Copied from the PDF file—see Newport Boy's link above:


ON TO BETHLEHEM TOWN (TUA BETHLEM DREF)

1. On to Bethlehem town;
Join the crowd and travel down;
Down the road that leads us to the cradle.
Come all who are able.
Come, come to the stable with
Hearts full of joy as we kneel and pray
Come and see the child,
With his mother Mary mild.
Come along and worship at the cradle.

2. There we'll see the boy;
Hearts aglow with boundless joy;
In the everlasting word.
We will bow before for Him
Come, come and adore Him
Bringing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
On to Bethlehem town;
Join the crowd and travel down.
Down the road that leads us to the cradle.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Help lyrics/chords 'Tua Bethlem Dref'?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 20 Dec 08 - 12:23 PM

The score is Here
Requires a download of Sibelius to read it (if you don't already have Sibelius), and words are in English, but it's a start.

Hwyl Fawr!
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Help lyrics/chords 'Tua Bethlem Dref'?
From: GUEST,GUEST,Susan
Date: 29 Sep 12 - 03:11 PM

Here I am, four years later, thrilled to have found your links to the music for this lovely carol. Thank you!


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Subject: Origins: Tua Bethlehem Dref
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Dec 18 - 09:24 AM

Greetings all..

I had read that this carol was composed c. 1934, but was wondering if anyone knew whether or not it was a poem attached to an existing melody, or all of it newly composed. I have heard it done by a Breton choir with a different set of lyrics. Thanks for the help in advance!

R.Mouland


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tua Bethlem Dref
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Dec 18 - 02:35 PM

Hi, R.Mouland. I hope you don't mind that I transferred your message over to the existing thread on this song. There's a bit on the origins of this song at
Here's an excerpt:

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