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X:1 T:Ffarwel Ednyfed Fychan M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Minuet Q:”Moderato” B:Edward Jones – Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784, p. 57) F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Eb V:1 (3Bcd|e2B2A2|T(G3F)E2|F2B2A2|G2 FG E2|G>=A B2 [A2c2]|[Bd][Ac][Bd][ce] [d2f2]|e2d2c2|B4:| |:[Bd][ce]|[d3f3]-[eg] [c2e2]|d2 cd B2|e2 gfed|Tc4d2|e2 e>fe>f| d2 d>ed>e|c2 c>dc>d|cBcdec|TB4 A2|G2e2G2| A3 B/A/ G2|F2E2D2|TE4E2|F2A2G2|{G}F2E2D2|[G,4B,4E4]:| V:2 clef = bass z2|z2z2 (3B,,C,D,|E,2F,2G,2|D,4D,2|E,2B,,2E,,2|E,2D,2C,2|B,,6|E,2F,2F,,2|[B,,4B,4]:| |:z2|B,2B,2B,2|B,2D,2B,,2|G,4G,2|A,2F,2B,2|E,G,B,2E2| B,,D,F,2B,2|[C,4C4][B,,2B,2]|[A,,4A,2]z2|D,C,B,,C,D,B,,|E,D,E,F,G,E,| F,2D,2E,2|A,2B,2B,,2|C,2A,2C,2|D,2B,,2E,2|A,,2B,,2B,,,2|[E,,4E,4]:|

FFARWEL EDNYFED FYCHAN (Ednyfed Fychan’s Farewell). Welsh, Air (3/4 time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Edward Jones records:

Ednyfed Fychan, Lord of Bryn Ffenigl, held great power and authority in Wales, in the former part of the XIIIth century. He was chief counselor and minister to Llewelyn the Great, and leader of his Armies against the Saxons. He usually fought with great & bringing back from one of his battles the heads of three Saxon Generals whom he had slain with his own hands, was rewarded by that Prince with a new coat of Arms …a Chevron between three Saxon Heads, proper couped. Of him descended Owen Tudor of Penmynydd, in the Isle of Anglesey, who married Queen Catharine, Wife of Henry V. [Jones, Relicks, p. 57]

Fr. John Quinn finds a cognate (and derivative) melody in O'Neilll's Music of Ireland (1903, No. 548) as "Banquet (The)," with a first strain that has been "smoothed out", and reconstructed in the second strain to conform to an eight-bar format.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Edward Jones (Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards), 1784; p. 57. Edward Jones (A choice collection of 51 Welsh airs), 1863; p. 36.

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