Cwrw Da slip jig

Also known as Cwrw Melyn, Good Beer, Hufen Y Cwrw Melyn, Yellow Beer.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Cwrw Da has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Cwrw Da
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: D |GAB BGE B2 E | GAB BGE A2 D |\
GAB BGE B2 E | FGA AFd A2 :|
|: F |GBd dBG d2 F | GB/c/d dBG c2 F |\
GBd dBG dB/A/G | FGA AFd A2 :|
X: 2
T: Cwrw Da
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: GAB BGE BGE | GAB BGE AFD |\
GAB BGE BGE | FGA AFD D3 :|
|: Bcd dBG dBG | Bcd dBG cAF | GBd dBG dBG |\
FGA AFD D3 :|

Four comments

“Cwrw Da” ~ pronounced “coo-roo dah” (w = oo)

Cwrw da = good beer
Cwrw = beer
Da = good

This is another Welsh slip jig, member of a long history of related ones, and carrying a name that is used also for another slip jig given in the database here ~

"Cwrw Da"
Submitted on December 29th 2009 by Abram Wood.
https://thesession.org/tunes/10152

Others will likely come along and make the connections to the other members of the family this one belongs with… 😎

“Cadw Twmpath: 100 More Welsh Folk Dance Tunes”

Selected, edited and arranged by Robin Huw Bowen
Cymdeithas Ddawns Werin Cymru / The Welsh Folk Dance Society, 1993

Page 35, tune #90 ~ "Cwrw Da" ~ another take in D on this particular melody…

The first and better collection in this series of 2 volumes is ~

"Blodau’r Grug: 100 Popular Welsh Folk Dance Tunes"
Selected, edited and arranged by Alex Hamilton
Revised by Robin Huw Bowen
Cymdeithas Ddawns Werin Cymru / The Welsh Folk Dance Society, 1992

Wow, this one has it all. Think Im gonna take it to the fiddle the first chance I get.

hi ceolachan, isn’t this a version of cwrw melyn, or hufen y cwrw melyn? at least that’s what nansi richards called it, who got it from the playing of tom ffliwt. admittedly hers has a more e minor-ey feel about the first part, but it’s closer than the other tune you mention, the three-parter, posted by abram wood as cwrw da, being the john parry composition?

just a thought