Pibddawns Abertawe hornpipe

Also known as Swansea, The Swansea.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Pibddawns Abertawe
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2|DFAF BAFD|dAeA fdAF|GBdg FAdf|edcB AGFE|
DFAF BAFD|dAeA fdAF|GBdg fedc|d2f2 d2:|
|:cd|ecAc fdAd|(3gfe(3fed ecA2|(3gfe(3fed edcd|edcB AGFE|
DFAF BAFD|dAeA fdAF|GBdg fedc|d2 f2 d2:|
# Added by Abram .

Four comments

Nansi Richards Tune ?

This hornpipe was recorded by the famous Welsh Harpist Nansi Richards . I believe she learned it from the Welsh Romany families Roberts and Woods who she hung out with back in the time….in her Montgomery house, but I am happy to stand corrected by those who know more than me.

I like to play it straight and love the upstrokes in the second bar which tend to make me speed up …… more discipline needed.


Pibddawns ………say………. peeb..thownss (th as in THe not thin)
Abertawe ………say…………Aber tah. weh

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Sounds like the same stock as Moving Cloud

PS That’s from someone who knows less than you.

This looks like a version of the Cliffs Hornpipe.