You Young And Carefree Lads jig

Also known as Chwech O Fechgyn Glân Ffri, Chwi Fechan Glan, Chwi Fechgyn Glân Ffri, Ye Young And Carefree Lads, You Carefree Young Lads.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

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One setting

X: 1
T: You Young And Carefree Lads
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dAA BGG|ABA f2e|dAA BGG|Adc d3:|
fef gfg|agf g2e|fed eAA|ABA f2e|
dAA A2d|BGG G2 E|FGA BAG|Adc d3|

Seven comments

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You young and carefree lads

This is a Welsh jig with an Irish influence.The source is Nicholas Bennet’s collection "Alawon Fy Nghwladd" (Tunes From My Country,roughly translated). Yr Hwntws recorded it on their eponymous album,and I believe that Ar Log have recorded it too.Alawon Fy Nghwladd,published in the nineteenth century contains many jigs with an Irish flavour,I can post some more,if nobody minds having Welsh jigs on a site mainly devoted to Irish music.After all,they’re both Celtic countries,and Bryceiniog,the ancient king of Brecon was Irish.(Did you know that Saint Patrick was born in Wales?)

You young and carefree lads

One more thing."The Galloping Stallion" which i posted a few days ago also comes from Bennet’s collection.if you play it fast is does sound like a galloping horse.The Battlefield Band recorded a Scottish pipe tune which was very similar.

"Blodau’r Grug: 100 Popular Welsh Folk Dance Tunes"

Selected, arranged and revised by Alex Hamilton & Robin Huw Bowen
Cymdeithas Ddawns Werin Cymru = The Welsh Folk Dance Society

Page 31, tune #63:
"Chwi Fechgyn Glân Ffri" = "You Carefree Young Lads"
😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉

Yr Hwntws

The Yr Hwntws version of this jig is absolutely fantastic and can be easily found on "the Rough Guide to the Music of Wales" CD - a great CD in its own right.

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Re: You Young And Carefree Lads

Another great version is from Neil Browning’s album.

Re: You Young And Carefree Lads

Reminds me of Manx tunes a bit