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Author Topic: Does this sound English-ish to you?  (Read 1676 times)

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Offline swarbrules

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Does this sound English-ish to you?
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Re: Does this sound English-ish to you?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 24, 2010, 01:55:10 AM »
Not especially English.  I don't recognize it.
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Re: Does this sound English-ish to you?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 24, 2010, 08:49:40 AM »
It sounds like the kind of waltz you could conceivably come across in a 19th centuary English manuscript. I take it isn't?

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Re: Does this sound English-ish to you?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 24, 2010, 11:58:27 AM »
Bits of it sound 'familiar' but I don't recognise it.

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Re: Does this sound English-ish to you?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 24, 2010, 02:55:52 PM »
Well, it sounds kinda Christmassy, if that's any help :=)
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Re: Does this sound English-ish to you?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 25, 2010, 07:02:59 AM »
Well, if it's called
"Y Stwffwl" then it must be Welsh.
Only language I know of that uses "w" as a vowel.

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Re: Does this sound English-ish to you?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 01, 2011, 10:05:02 PM »
Surely it's Easter Fool? (read the Welsh!)  ;D ;D

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Re: Does this sound English-ish to you?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 01, 2011, 10:24:56 PM »
Appears as Ystwffwl (the doorknocker) in Robin Williamson's English,Scottish,Welsh and Irish Fiddle tunes. he comments that it has survived as an air to several well-known Welsh songs.

 




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