T: David Of The White Rock
EB AG FE|E2^D2 E2|B,^D FA GF|E6|E2 e2 d2|c2 BA B2|G2 BA GF|G6|
G2 BG dG|A2 GF E^D|EF GE AG|G2 F4|EG B^d ec|BA GF G2|F>G E2 ^D2|E5||
Also known as Daffyd Y Gared Wen.
David Of The White Rock has been added to 1 tune set.
David Of The White Rock has been added to 10 tunebooks.
Old Welsh song aka Dafydd y Gareg Wen, the last farewell of the harper David, air traditionally his. Slow air
really. Dates back to 18th C at least, published 1794 in “Relics of the Welsh Bards”.
I think that it should be G2 (or perhaps GD) in the first beat of the B music to add the extra quaver; nice to see this air as a waltz.
Bybox - you are correct, I’d made a mistake and thanks for pointing it out. G altered to G2.
“David of the White Rock” is a lovely tune and the words - for singers - are moving too. Words of the song (transl. into English):-
1. Bring me, said David, the harp I adore;
I long, ere death calls me, to play it once more.
Help me to reach my belov’d strings again;
On widow and children, God’s blessing remain.
2. Last night I heard a kind angel thus say,
“David fly home on the wings of thy lay”.
Harp of my youth, and thy music, adieu;
Widow and children, God’s blessing on you.
Not being Welsh, I leave another to add the words in Welsh, if wished.