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Lyr Add: In the Vale of Llangollen

Nigel Parsons 15 Nov 13 - 05:00 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: In the Vale of Llangollen
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 15 Nov 13 - 05:00 PM

IN THE VALE OF LLANGOLLEN
English words A.P.Graves

In the vale of Llangollen the story runs still
Of a hapless old harper who dwelt on the hill,
Till his harp "bite and sup" could so seldom provide
That in cold, cruel want and starvation he died.
Yet his funeral feast was so plenteous a store
'Twould have kept him alive for a twelvemonth or more.

His slighted harp vanished, yet oft, 'tis averred,
On Glyn's mountain height its lone music is heard.
The Marsh Goblin flashes his torch on the strings,
As their old master strikes them and mournfully sings:
"To God's famished poor carry comfort and cheer,
If the harps of his angels you ever would hear!"

X: 1
T: Llangollen Vale
M: 3/4
L: 1/4
C: Traditional
Z: NP 45/11/2011
K: Ab
E3/4 E/4| AAA| A (c/B/) (A/B/) | cc (c3/4 d/4)| c2 B/ B/ | c3/2 d/ e| e d c | (B3/4c/4) AG| A2 E3/4 E/4| (A/B/) (c/B/) (A/G/)| FFF| (B/c/) (d/c/) (B/A/)|(AG) E3/4 E/4 | (A/B/) (c/B/) (A/G/) | FGA | (G3/4F/4) E =D| E2E3/4 E/4| (A/B/) (c/B/) (A/G/) | FFF | (B/c/) (d/c/) (B/A/) | (GE) E3/4 E/4| c3/2 d/ (e3/4 f/4) | edc| (B3/4c/4) AG | !fermata!A2||
w: In the vale of Llan-goll-en *the *sto-ry runs *still Of a hap-less old harp-er who dwelt *on the hill, Till his harp *"bite *and *sup" could so sel-*dom *pro-*vide *That in cold, *cru-*el *want and star-va-*tion he died. Yet his fu-*ne-*ral *feast was so plen-*teous *a *store *'Twould have kept him a-*live for a twelve-*month or more.


The National Song Book vol 1: Boosey & Co Ltd
NP


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Yn Nyffryn Llangollen
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 15 Nov 13 - 05:04 PM

YN NYFFRYN LLANGOLLEN

Yn Nyffryn Llangollen ac ochor y Glyn,
Roedd gynt hen delynwr a'r hanes yw hyn:
Heb damaid I'w fwyta, na llymaid o ddw'r,
Mewn newyn ac eisieu, bu farw'r hen w'r:
Ond iw gladd edigaeth, gwirion edd oer yw.
Daeth digon o fwydydd iw gadw e'n fyw.

Ni welwyd mo'i delyn fyth fyth wedi hyn;
Ond clywir hi'n fynych ar Fynydd y Glyn.
Ym mysg y bwganod ran amlaf y bydd,
Mewn brwyn ac mewn corsydd yn cwynfan yn brudd:
"Os cnawd eto wisgwn ym myd dynol rŷw,
Rhoddwn damaidi'n gilydd tra byddom ni byw."


X: 1
T: Yn Nyffryn Llangollen
M: 3/4
L: 1/4
C: Traditional
Z: NP 45/11/2011
K: Ab
E| AAA| A (c/B/) (A/B/) | cc (c3/4 d/4)| c2 B | c3/2 d/ e| e d c | (B3/4c/4) AG| A2 E| (A/B/) (c/B/) (A/G/)| FFF| (B/c/) (d/c/) (B/A/)|(AG) E | (A/B/) (c/B/) (A/G/) | FGA | (G3/4F/4) E =D| E2 E| (A/B/) (c/B/) (A/G/) | FFF | (B/c/) (d/c/) (B/A/) | (GE) E| c3/2 d/ (e3/4 f/4) | edc| (B3/4c/4) AG | !fermata!A2||
w: Yn Nyff-ryn Llan-goll-en *ac *och-or y *Glyn, Roedd gynt hen del-yn-wr a'r han-*es yw hyn: Heb dam-*aid *i'w *fwyt-a, na llym-*aid *o *ddw'r, *Mewn new-*yn *ac *eis-ieu, bu far-*w'r hen w'r: Ond iw *gladd *ed-*ig-aeth, gwir-ion *edd *oer *yw. *Daeth dig-on o *fwyd-ydd iw gad-*w e'n fyw.



The National Song Book vol 1: Boosey & Co Ltd
NP


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: In the Vale of Llangollen
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 15 Nov 13 - 05:09 PM

Posted in both English and Welsh. The source book for both is the same.
The tune has been included in each post as there are slight differences in scansion, and the music (as printed) made allowances for that.

Cheers

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: In the Vale of Llangollen
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 15 Nov 13 - 09:18 PM

Thanks, Nigel. I listened to the tune after converting it to MIDI at the mandolin tab site. It's a good song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: In the Vale of Llangollen
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 16 Nov 13 - 06:32 AM

Thanks,
I tried a couple of searches, but couldn't find it elsewhere, so I thought of the "Bank of Mudcat": Invest a little time to deposit lyrics or tunes here, and they will be safe deposited until you want them again.
If you get a little interest then that's a bonus :)


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