Suo Gan reel

Also known as Suo-Gân, Suogân.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Suo Gan has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Suo Gan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G3 A B d3|A3 G B A3|G3 A B d3|A2 B2 G4:|
B3 c d B3|e3 c d B3|B3 c d2 B2|g3 e d4|
G3 A B d3|A3 G B A3|G3 A B d3|A2 B2 G4||
D3 E F A3|E3 D F E3|D3 E F A3|E2 F2 D4:|
F3 G A F3|B3 G A F3|F3 G A2 F2|d3 B A4|
D3 E F A3|E3 D F E3|D3 E F A3|E2 F2 D4||

Eight comments

Suo Gan

Not a real reel, of course, but a lullaby.

and Welsh I believe!
No doubt the words will be on their way soon!

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"Suo Gan" ~ Lull Song (can)

"See-oh Gahn"

"Suo Gân" ~ lyrics in Welsh with a translation

"Suo Gân" ~ Wikipedia

With phonetic pronunciation

Huna, blentyn, ar fy mynwes,
Clyd a chynnes ydyw hon;
Breichiau mam sy’n dynn amdanat,
Cariad mam sy dan fy mron.
Ni chaiff dim amharu’th gyntun,
Ni wna undyn â thi gam;
Huna’n dawel, annwyl blentyn,
Huna’n fwyn ar fron dy fam.

Huna’n dawel heno, huna,
Huna’n fwyn, y tlws ei lun;
Pam yr wyt yn awr yn gwenu,
Gwenu’n dirion yn dy hun?
Ai angylion fry sy’n gwenu
Arnat ti yn gwenu’n llon?
Tithau’n gwenu’n ôl dan huno,
Huno’n dawel ar fy mron.

Paid ag ofni, dim ond deilen
Gura, gura ar y ddôr;
Paid ag ofni, ton fach unig
Sua, sua ar lan y môr;
Huna blentyn, nid oes yma
Ddim i roddi iti fraw;
Gwena’n dawel yn fy mynwes
Ar yr engyl gwynion draw.

I must be clairvoyant!!

Now! there’s a surprise!!

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Your wish is my command… 😀

Have you read "The Drowned World", J.G. Ballard?

Re: Suo Gan

I have been listening to versions of this tune on YT. There is a clip from the movie, "Empire of the Sun" were a boy, about 12 or 13, is signing it in what appears to be a POW camp in Japan. Can anyone give me a summary of what is going on here? Why is he and others, non-Japanese, imprisoned? How did Suo Gan fit into this scene and is there historic authenticity shown here?