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.
Songs of Wales/Caneuon Cymru
has a fine Welsh version in the key of A and a different English translation whilst Caneuon y plant
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!!