Hen Ferchetan reel

Also known as Old Maid.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Hen Ferchetan has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Hen Ferchetan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
|:d2 d2 A2 c2|=B=BAG A2 A2|DEFG A2 A2|AGFE D4:|
|:d2 de f2 d2|e2 c2 d2 d2|d2 de f2 d2|e2 c2 d4:|
2
X: 2
T: Hen Ferchetan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:d2 d2 A2 c2|{Bc}B2 AG A2 A2|DEFG A2 A2|AGFE D2 A2:|
d3 e f2 df|ed c2 d2 A2|dcde f2 df|ed c2 d2 A2|
d2 d2 A2 c2|{Bc}B2 AG A2 A2|DEFG A2 A2|AGFE D4||

Three comments

A Welsh tune that was played at the session at the Royal Oak, Fishguard/Abergwaun (Wales/Cymru) when I was there last month (just got around to transcribing it).

Hen Ferchetan = Old Maid.

Hen Ferchetan, X:2

Taught to me by Robin Jones (The Trials of Cato). He also slides up to the first D.

Re: Hen Ferchetan

An old Welsh song about an Old Maid who has lost her love and for whom “new potatoes would grow on apple trees before she finds another love”, until she meets Sion Prys at Bala Fair……..