Welsh Melodies

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Welsh Melodies


From Collections of Songs
With Music by John Parry
Words by

Felicia Hemans


Taken here from
Poems of Felicia Hemans
Blackwood
1872
Pages 145-153

(Excepting ‘The Lament of the Last Druid’,
Which is from The Cambro-Briton
Volume III, pages 122-123)



Compiled
By
Peter J. Bolton

The Welsh Melodies were published in two volumes. What became Volume Two in 1821 and Volume One in the following year. Those in Volume Two had words by a number of authors, whereas those in Volume One were all from Felicia Hemans.

Volume 2 (1821)

The Green Isles of Ocean

1

The Lament of the Last Druid

2

The Hirlas Horn

3

Volume 1 (1822)

Druid Chorus, on the Landing of the Romans

4

The Sea Song of Gavran

5

The Hall of Cynddylan is gloomy tonight

6

The Rock of Cader Idris

7

The Lament of Llywarch Hen

8

Grufydd's Feast

9

The Cambrian in America

10

Sons of the Fair Isle forget not the time (The Fair Isle)

11

Taliesin's Prophecy

12

Owain Glyndwr's War Song

13

Prince Madoc's Farewell

14

Caswallon's Triumph

15

Press on my steed, I hear the swell (Howel's Song)

16

The Mountain Fires

17

White Snowdon (Eryri Wen)

18

The Chant of the Bards

19

To these, the Collected Works add the following:

The Harp of Wales

20

The Dying Bard's Prophecy

21