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Posted By: Nigel Parsons
09-Sep-08 - 07:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Myfanwy (Welsh song by Joseph Parry)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Myfanwy
The story that I have heard is that this song was written when the lover (Myfanwy, but not her real name) was adopted, and taken to New York. The author followed later and met his one time love upon the street. She didn't acknowledge him, and this song was the result.

Lovely tale, but I can't vouch for the verasity!