Dai Promise’s Gondola hornpipe

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X: 1
T: Dai Promise's Gondola
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
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Seven comments

Dai Promise’s Gondola

One of mine.

Nice one Jocklet.I liked this a lot. Giodknows what you would dance to it but its wellworth an airing.
Angels of the North

Flingin’ about ~

Not Jocklet but Dafydd Meredith. With an ever so minor reworking it makes a nice Highland Fling, and consequently, leveled out, could also pass with a dash of paprika and a sneeze as a single reel…

What I really want to know is who is Dai Promise and what’s the story behind the gondola?

Dai Promises’s Gondola

When I was a young lad in Merthyr Tydfil in the 1960’s there was a local councillor who,during election time,made speeches in which he constanly repeated, "and I promise you this…….,and I promise you that………",so he got the nickname Dai Promise.Once,during a council meeting when they were discussing what they could do with the lake at Cyfarthfa park in the town,one councillor said,
’ I move move that we put gondolas on the lake as a tourist attraction"
Dai promise got on his hind legs and said the immortal words,
"I move that we have a pair so they can mate"
True story

Brilliant! You couldn’t make it up. 🙂

Dai Promises’s Gondola

He became mayor later on too!