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NYTH Y GWCW (The Cuckoo's Nest). Welsh, Country Dance Tune (4/4 time). D Dorian (Mellor): E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. Not strictly related to the usual English "Cuckoo's Nest" tunes, although are more than general similarities with Cuckoo's Nest (3) (The)." Mellor (1935) finds a similar variant in Bennett's Lays of My Land. The tune appears in the publication Cambrian Trifles (1812).

Source for notated version: an itinerant fiddler in the streets of Bangor, north Wales, 1927 [Mellor].

Printed sources: Mellor (Welsh Dance Tunes), 1935; p. 13.

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