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X:1 T:Blodau’r Grûg T:Flowers of the Heath, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Brilliant" B:Edward Jones – Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784, p. 149) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C V:1 cd|.e2.e2 (e2 d)c|.d2.d2 (d2 c)B|(c3d)c2B2|c2 C2 CDEF| .G2 GA .F2 FG|.E2 EF .D2.D2|EFGA G2^F2|[G,6D6G6]:| |:[E2G2][EG]A [D2F2] [DF]G|[C2E2] [CE]F [B,2D2][B,2D2]|A2 Ac BcdB|[E2c2][E2c2][E2c2][B2d2]| [c2e2][c2e2][c2e2][e2g2]|dcBA G2 cd|e2 dc Td4|{cd}c8!fermata!:|] V:2 clef = bass z2|C,2C2C,4|G,,2G,2G,4|E,2F,2G,2G,,2|[C,,6C,6]z2| C,4F,,4|C,4G,,4|C,2A,2D,2D,,2|G,,2G,2G,,2:| |:G,,2G,2G,,2G,2|G,,2G,2G,,2G,2|F,2E,2D,2G,2|C,2C,2C,2G,2| C4C,4|G,4 G,F,E,D,|C,2E,2G,2G,,2|[C,,8C,8]:|

BLODAU'R GRÛG (Flowers of the Heath, The). AKA - "Heather-Bell, The." Welsh, Air (cut or whole time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in Edward Jones' (1752-1824) Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, a volume first published in 1784, and subsequently released in further, ever expanding editions into the 19th century. Jones was born at Lladerfel, near Bala in north Wales, but at the age of twenty-two he moved to London, where he established a musical career for nearly half a century.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Jones (Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards), 1784; p. 149. John Thomas (Y Camiedydd Cymreig/The Cambrian Minstrl), 1845; p. 1 (air for the song "Gogoniant yr haf"). Edward Jones (A choice collection of 51 Welsh airs), 1863; p. 40.

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