Dick The Welshman polka

Also known as Dic Y Cymro, Dick The Welch Man, Dick The Welchman, Dick The Welsh Man.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Dick The Welshman has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Dick The Welshman
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A|FE DF|GB AF|Bd AF|GE EA|
FE DF|GB AF|Bd AG|FD D:|
|:A|Bd cd|Ad cd|GB AF|GE EA|
Bd cd|Ad cd|GB AG|FD D :|
X: 2
T: Dick The Welshman
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:e| cB Ac | df ec | fa ec | dB Be |
cB Ac | df ec | fa ed | cA A :|
|:e| fa ga | ea ga | df ec | dB Be |
fa ga | ea ga |df ed | cA A:|
X: 3
T: Dick The Welshman
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cB Ac | df ec | fa ec | dB Be |
cB Ac | df ec | fa ed | cA A :|
fa ga | ea ga | (3def ec | dB Be |
fa ga | ea ga | (3def ed | cA A :|

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Dick the Welshman

Best played with a bit of swing, best heard on the Kilbride Brothers CD.

Isn’t it in A on the Kilbrides’s album?

Dic y cymro in A (Kilbride Key)

X:1
T:Dic y Cymro
M:2/4
L:1/8
R:Polka
K:Amaj
|:e| cB Ac | df ec | fa ec | dB Be |
cB Ac | df ec | fa ed | cA A :|
|:e| fa ga | ea ga | df ec | dB Be |
fa ga | ea ga |df ed | cA A:|

“Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, Volume 2”

London, 1765

Also to be found arranged for piano, 4/4, two hands, in Hugh Mellor’s little booklet "Welsh Dance Tunes", 1935, under the same title, "Dick the Welshman", from the source given in the heading, where it is for a specific country dance… Mellor’s transcription is,based on those given, AAB, not AABB. Here are the ABCs for the earlier source, changed to 2/4 for easier comparison ~

X: 2
T: Dick the Welshman
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: country dance
K: Amaj
|: e |\
cB Ac | df ec | fa ec | dB Be |
cB Ac | df ec | fa ed | cA A :|
|: e |\
fa ga | ea ga | (3def ec | dB Be |
fa ga | ea ga | (3def ed | cA A :|

Except for the triplets, (3def, it is identical to Abram’s contribution given above…

Also find it here as 4/4,
courtesy of "The Fiddler’s Companion", Andrew Kuntz
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/index.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/DIA_DIM.htm

“Dick the Welch Man” ~ as titled in Thompson’s

Publishers: Thompsons, Charles & Samuel, London, 1765

"Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, Volume 2" ~ dots and ABCs

The Village Music Project
http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/
http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/pcroom.htm
The Dots ~
http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/pcroom/thompsonsvol2.pdf
The ABCs ~
http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/pcroom/abc/Thompson200Vol2.abc

“Dick the Welch Man” ~ Thompson’s

II. 92. Dick the Welch Man

X: 3
T: Dick the Welshman
B: "Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, Volume 2"
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: country dance
K: Amaj
|: e |\
{d}cBAc dfec | faec dBBe |
{d}cBAc dfec | faed cAA :|
|: e |\
faga eaga | (3def ec dB-Be |
faga eaga | (3def ed cA-A :|

Oops! ~ T: Dick the Welch Man