Croen A Ddafad Felan polka

Also known as Croen Y Ddafad Felen, Three Jolly Sheepskins, The Yellow Sheepskin.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Croen A Ddafad Felan has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Croen A Ddafad Felan
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 A2 |B2 c2 |d2 d2 |c2 B2 |c2 A2 |d2 d2 |
c2 B2 |A2 A2 |B2 A2 |G2 G2 |A2 G2 |F2 G2 |A2 A2 ||
G2 A2 |B2 c2 |d2 d2 |c2 B2 |c2 A2 |d2 d2 |
c2 B2 |A2 A2 |B2 A2 |G2 G2 |A2 A2 |d2 d2 |G2 G2 |
X: 2
T: Croen A Ddafad Felan
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G>AB>c d2d2|c>Bc>A d2d2|c>BA>A B>AG>G|1 A>GF>G A2D2:|2 A>Ad>d G2G2||
|g>fe>g f2f2|c>Bc>A d4|e>dc>e d2B2|G>AB>G A4|g>fe>g f2f2|e>dc>e d4|c>BA>c B>AG>B|A2F2 G4||
X: 3
T: Croen A Ddafad Felan
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
EFGA|B2B2|AGAF|B2B2|EFGA|B2B2|AGAF|B4:|
|:AGF2|GFE2|DEFG|E2E2|AGF2|GFE2|DEFG|E4:|

Eight comments

The Tune

Source: An old welsh tunebook (title unknown) dated 1950.

A easy welsh polka, it should have slurs In: all of the first bar, 3rd bar 5th bar 6th bar, 9th bar 11th bar 13th bar and 14 th bar,

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Sorry that the ABC Is not so good, I’m new to ABC Notation!

Hornpipe

I’ve done a search on JC’s and this appears to be a hornpipe with swung rhythm, not a polka. There’s also a 2nd part:

|:G>AB>c d2d2|c>Bc>A d2d2|c>BA>A B>AG>G|1 A>GF>G A2D2:|2 A>Ad>d G2G2||
|g>fe>g f2f2|c>Bc>A d4|e>dc>e d2B2|G>AB>G A4|g>fe>g f2f2|e>dc>e d4|c>BA>c B>AG>B|A2F2 G4||

There’s also an E minor version on JC’s which is quite nice. The alternative title listed is "The Yellow Sheepskin".

Yes, yes, alright, and I know it was 2002, but where the hell is that eminor version you mention here. It ain’t in JC’s massive ABC database, or I’m just blind to it being there? So, let’s see it, and maybe I’ll have a few surprises for you too. I’m not sure if these comments are where it should be though. I may try a new submission on this very bare assumption of the tune… ;-)

‘c’ - sorry, I can’t find that E minor version anymore. I should have posted it at the time…

E minor version

Have just found what I think might have been the version I was talking about back in 2002. It’s now only accessible as a text file @ JC’s.

X: 1
T: cr�n y ddafad felen
C: traddodiadol ar �l john tose
Z: crm
M: C
L: 1/4
Q: 1/2=170
K: Em
EFGA|B2B2|AGAF|B2B2|EFGA|B2B2|AGAF|B4:|
|:AGF2|GFE2|DEFG|E2E2|AGF2|GFE2|DEFG|E4:|

It’s just struck me that the version above sounds like a Breton tune.