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David of the White Rock
Last updated: 24.01.17
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I have always heard of this traditional Welsh folk song, "David of the White Rock", but it was not until browsing through Andrew Gant's Folk Songs of the British Isles that I finally took it into my repertoire sometime in 1999. It has a very dramatic opening in this English version with David lay dying his harp by his side giving ample opportunity for histrionics.
Welcome to Wales has a fine Welsh version in the key of A and a different English translation whilst Songs of Wales/Caneuon Cymru also has the same Welsh version but in the key of Eb with the ringing title of Dafydd Y Gareg Wen and yet another different English translation by John Oxenford. A popular song indeed!!
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