Cwrw Da slip jig

Also known as Good Beer.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Cwrw Da has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Cwrw Da
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: cde c2c cBG | cde c2e gfe | cde c2c dBG | ABc dcB c3:|
|: efg g2g gfe | fga a2a agf | efg g2g gfe |c'ba gfe d2 g :|
|: cGE cGE cAF | cGE cGE BGD | cGE cGE cBA |^GAB EA^G A3:|
X: 2
T: Cwrw Da
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: cde c2c cBG | cde c2e gfe | cde c2c dBG | ABc dcB C3 :|
|: efg g2g gfe | fga a2a agf | efg g2g gfe | c'ba gfe d2g :|
|: cGE cGE cAF | cGE cGE BGD | cGE cGE cBA | ^GAB EA^G A3 :|
# Added by muspc .

Four comments

Pronounce this, go on, have a go.

not as difficult as it looks;

cwrw……say……..cooru
da……….say………daar


ON the fiddle the ‘B’ part can be played an octave lower and/or the ‘C’ part can be played an octave higher!

I like to follow this with ‘Cymro o ble? ‘(Light and Airy) Kept in ‘F’.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3563

ABC’s might be better this way:

X: 1
T: Cwrw Da
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Cmaj
|: cde c2c cBG | cde c2e gfe | cde c2c dBG | ABc dcB C3 :|
|: efg g2g gfe | fga a2a agf | efg g2g gfe | c’ba gfe d2g :|
|: cGE cGE cAF | cGE cGE BGD | cGE cGE cBA | ^GAB EA^G A3 :|

Unless you’re indicating a 9/8 measure of 3+2+4, etc., it makes more sense to group the notes in the expected 3+3+3 (which is the usual basic feel of compound 9/8 meters). Also, as your L=1/8, C3 is much better than C2> (which can make a very odd conversion of the e in the next part!). Finally, spaces around the bar lines just make it easier to look at.

Thanks for sharing the tune!
—Peter

Posted by .

Thanks…….

Just learning as I go , does read a lot easier your way and ofcourse ‘3’ makes a lot more sense.
I like to play it ‘badly’ , triplicating the ‘c’s’ after the 1/4 c note,(example) the Crasdant version I feel is to ‘reverent’,…..needs some welly!

"Cwrw Da" ~ another slip jig carrying this name

"Cwrw Da"
Submitted on February 15th 2010 by ceolachan.
https://thesession.org/tunes/10274

Cwrw da = good beer
pronounced "coo-roo dah" (w = oo)
cwrw = beer & da = good