Y Gelynnen hornpipe

Also known as The Holly, The Llanofer Figure Eight, Rhif Wyth, Rhif Wyth Llanofer.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

Y Gelynnen has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Y Gelynnen
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(3DEF|G2 d>c B>^AB>G|c2 e>d c>Bc>A|G2 d>c B2 (3ABc|d>DF>A d>cB>A|
G2 d>c B>AB>G|c2 (3Bcd e>ge>c|B>dB>G A2 (3AGF|G2 G2 G2:|
|:B>d|g2 g>a g>fe>d|c2 c>d e>f (3gfe|a2 (3^gab a>=g (3gfe|d>^cd>e d>ef>d|
g>fg>a g2 e>d|c>Bc>d e2 e>c|(3Bcd B>G (3ABc A>F|G2 B2 G2:|

Three comments

“Y Gelynnen”

Y = the
Celynnen = Holly / Holly Tree (both translations exist)
~ after the ‘Y’ the ‘C’ mutates to ‘G’…

Y ~ ‘uh(r)’
Gel-yn-nen ~ ‘gal’ - ‘un’ - ‘nan’

Note of clarification: While I love to play this swung, some folks play it straight, akin to a reel, like the more usual American treatment of ‘hornpipes’ in general…