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X:1 T:Ar hyd y nòs T:Live-long night, The M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Maestoso" B:Edward Jones – Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784, p. 151) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb V:1 B3A G2B2|c3B A2F2|"Chorus"G4A3A |B8|B3A G2B2| c3 BA2F2|[E4G4][C3A3][CA]|[D8F8B8]||:[c2e2][=B2d2][c2e2][d2f2]|[e2g2][d2f2][c2e2][B2d2]|[G2e2][F2d2][E2c2][D2B2]| [F2d2][E2c2][D2B2][C2A2]|[D3F3B3]AG2B2|c3BA2F2|[E4G4][C3A3][CA] |[D8F8B8]:| P:"Variations" B2 B/c/B/A/ GABG|c2 c/d/c/B/ BAGF|GEDE AECE|B8:| |:(Ee)Dd EeFf|(Gg)FfEeDd|(Ee)Dd Cc B,B|(Dd)CcB,BA,A| B3A G2B2|c3B A2F2|GABG ABcA|B2B2B4:| V:2 clef = bass [D,4F,4B,4][D,4F,4B,4]|[=E,4G,2C4][F,4A,4C4]|E,2C,2F,2F,,2|B,,2F,2B,4|[D,4F,4B,4] [E,4G,4B,4]| [=E,4G,4C4][F,4A,4C4]|E,2C,2F,2F,,2|B,,2F,2B,4||:F,4F,4|F,4F,4|F,4F,4| F,4F,,4|[D,4F,4B,4][E,4G,4B,4]|[=E,4G,4C4][F,4A,4C4]|E,2C,2F,2F,,2|B,,2F,2B,4:| |:[D,4F,4B,4][D,4F,4B,4]|[=E,4G,2C4][F,4A,4C4]|E,4F,4|B,,2F,2B,4:| |:C2B,2C2D2|E2D2C2B,2|G,2F,2E,2D,2|F,2E,2D,2C,2| B,,F,D,F, B,,G,E,G,|C,G,=E,G, C,A,F,A,|E,2E,2F,2F,,2|B,2F,2B,4:|

AR HŶD Y NÔS ("All Night Long" or "The Live-long Night). AKA - "Ar Hydy Nos," AKA and see "All Through the Night (1)," "Joys of Summer (The)," "Poor Mary Ann." Welsh, Air (whole time). B Flat Major (Bingley, Jones). AABB. The most famous Welsh air, often sung as a lullaby. The tune appears in Edward Jones’s first edition of Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784). Francis O'Neill gives a version under the title "Joys of Summer (The)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - William Bingley (North Wales...delineated from two excursions, vol. 2), 1804; pp. 8-9. Jones (Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards), 1784; p. 151. Edward Jones (A choice collection of 51 Welsh airs), 1863; p. 20. Edward Riley (Riley's Flute Melodies vol. 3), New York, 1820; No. 22, p. 5. John Thomas (Y Caniedydd Cymreig/The Cambrian Minstrel), 1845; p. 95.

Recorded sources : - Flying Fish FF70610, Robin Huw Bowen - "Telyn Berseiniol Fy Bgwlad/The Sweet Harp of My Land" (1996).

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