Tros Y Garreg jig

Also known as Over The Stones.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Tros Y Garreg has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: Tros Y Garreg
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:A2A ^GFE|ABA B3|c2B BAG|cdc d3|
e2e efe|d2d de^g|a2e fed|cdB A3:|
ede cde|d2c B3|c2c ABc|BEE E3|
ede cde|d2c B3|c2c ABc|BEE E3|
A2A ^GFE|ABA B3|c2B BAG|cdc d3|
e2e efe|d2d de^g|a2e fed|cdB A3|

Four comments

Tros Y Garreg

Is this a Welsh or Breton tune or what??

Tros Y Garreg

Sorry,I forgot to add a comment.It’s a Welsh jig.

"Tros y Garreg" = "Over the Stone"

It’s a Welsh tune. Some, tongue-in-cheek, might also call it "Over the Rocks", but the Welsh doesn’t support this, or the plural… (Over the Rocks = Tros y Creigiau)

"Blodau’r Grug: 100 Popular Welsh Folk Dance Tunes"
Selected and arranged by Alex Hamilton
Revised by Robin Huw Bowen
Cymdeithas Ddawns Werin Cymru = The Welsh Folk Dance Society
1992

page 32 ~ tune # 68: Tros y Garreg / Over the Stone
in the key of G minor, two flats…

K: G minor
|: G2 G ^F=ED | GAG A3 | B2 B AGF | BcB c3 | ~

Some suggested corrections

A recent thread in the Discussions forum had me looking up this tune here. There are a few places where I don’t think it’s quite right. OK, it’s definitely not right. 😉

1st bar, and wherever that phrase recurs, should be A2A ^G^FE | A etc In other words, the F should be sharp as well as the G, in that phrase.

The third bar, and wherever that phrase recurs, should be c2c BAG | c etc In other words, the c is the note that should be repeated, not the B.

ceolachan has it right, in his G minor transcription, but I think it’s worth pointing out that his version is, in these respects, not just a different ‘version’ but a correction of errors in the original transcription.