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Thread #114217   Message #3607323
Posted By: GUEST,Norfolk Taff
05-Mar-14 - 02:20 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Myfanwy (Welsh song by Joseph Parry)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Myfanwy (Welsh song by Joseph Parry)
there was a thread about the versions of the lyrics to Myfanwy, in which the lines: Why shoot wrath's lightning, Arabella
                  From those jet eyes what clouds thy brow
                  Am I too fond, or art thou fickle, etc.
I can remember, as a lad of 14years, back in South Wales, in Upper Cwmbran Male Voice Choir, Sadly was a short lived time, as the Choir had been split earlier, by the forming of the Cwmbran Male Voice Choir,(CMVC) and only a few 'die hards' refused to succumb to the inevitable.My brother , uncle,and I later joined CMVC when the UCMVC folded. However, the first song I learnt at the original choir was Myfanwy or because for some reason it was decided to sing it in English it had the subtitle "Arabella". I have a copy, which I know belonged to my father who was singing in Henllys Male Voice Choir in the 1930's of Myfanwy, and when I can find the damn briefcase that it's in I believe will have the English version on it I refer to.It was certainly a very old four-part score, so those seeking the (Cobelyn?) version might try 1920's manuscript Someone in Wales must have a copy of it. Regards John (Norfolk Taff for over thirty years)