Source: "Cymdeithas Ddawns Werin Cymru" (The Welsh Folk Dance Scociety, A nice little tune again from one of my old leaflets, this time not that old but from the late 60’s
I learned this tune in a slightly different form from Peter Barnes, author of the Barnes Book of (New England) English Country Dance Tunes, as Offa’s Dyke.
By the way, I often throw a lot of slurs into this tune if I’m in the mood, but doing this is not recognised in tradition for this tune so I’ve not posted the slurs!!!
2 bars missing!
Unfortunately Daf - you’ve left 2 bars out of the first 8!… Go back to the original manuscript and the slurs arent there either!
“Blodau’r Grug: 100 Popular Welsh Folk Dance Tunes”
Cymdeithas Ddawns Werin Cymru = The Welsh Folk Dance Society, 1992
Selected and arranged by Alex Hamilton
Revised by Robin Huw Bowen
page 19, tune 32 ~
"Clawdd Offa" = "Offa’s Dyke"
"The Oswestry Square"
"Sawdl y Fuwch" = "The Cowslip"
I recommend this, the first of two collections, for anyone with an interest in Welsh dance music, chords are included…
“Clawdd Offa” / “Offa’s Dyke”
|: A |
d2 d A2 G | F A2- A2 A | d2 d F2 G | A3- A2 A |
dcd BB/c/d | e2 c A2 d | BB/c/d ecA | d3 d2 :|
|: c/d/ |
e2 e c2 d | efe e>de | f2 f d2 e | f3 f2 e |
dcB AFA | BB/A/G FGA | Bcd e2 c | d3 -d2 :|
|: c |
d2 c Bde | fe/d/c B2 A | d2 f edc | B3 AA/B/c |
dcB A2 A | B>AG F2 A | Bcd e2 c | df/e/d d2 :|