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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 B3A G2B2|c3B A2F2|”Chorus”G4A3A |B8|B3A G2B2| c3 BA2F2|G4A3A|B8|:e2d2e2f2|g2f2e2d2|e2d2c2B2| d2c2B2A2|B3AG2B2|c3BA2F2|G4 A3A |B6:| 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:|



AR HŶD Y NÔS ("All Night Long" or "The Live-long Night). 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)."


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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.

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




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