Bells of Aberdovy
(Clychau Aberdyfin)
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Barry Taylor

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The tune appeared in caricatured version in Charles Dibden's play Liberty Hall in 1785. Aberdovy is possibly Abertawe which is the Welsh name for the city of Swansea. If to me as true thou art
As I am true to thee, sweetheart
he'll hear one, two, three, four, five
From the bells of Aberdovey.
Hear one, two, three, four... five, six
Hear one, two, three, four, five and six
From the bells of Aberdovey.

Glad's a lad his lass to wed
When she sighed, "I love you!"
When but today on air I tread
For Gwen of Aberdovey.
While the heart beats in my breast
Cariad, I will love thee, by
One, two, three and all the rest
Of the bells of Aberdovey.

When I cross the sea once more
Love comes knocking at my door
Like one, two, three, four, five, six
Of the bells of Aberdovey.
One, two, three, four, five and six
Like one, two, three, four, five and six
Of the bells of Aberdovey.

Little loves and hopes shall fly
Round us in a covey
When we are married, you and I
At home in Aberdovey.
If to me as true thou art
As I am true to thee, sweetheart
We'll hear one, two, three, four, five, six
From the bells of Aberdovey.
Lyrics in Welsh
From Folk Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
See Bibliography for full information.