Owen Jones - late 19th Century
Policeman, Owen Jones, [...] Bl[aenau] Fest[inio]g. First heard in the cell in Penrhyn - 15 yrs ago. Lad from Penmachno who had to be taken to the asylum. Policeman stayed with him during the night - lad sang Y Betrisen over and over. Policeman much struck - next day taken to Denbigh - made him repeat it. When in the Asylum waiting for the doctor - ‘Yn yr Asylum yr ydan ni? [We're in the Asylum]' - then bursting out he said - ['Y]ma y buo fy mam farw [My mother died here'].
John Morris, Dr J. Lloyd Williams Music MSS and Papers: John Morris Collection. In NLW, number GB 0210 JLLW AH2/2, p. 1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448032881284 accessed: 30 September, 2023
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|Date/Time||late 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public|
John Morris recounts Owen Jones' story of how he first heard the folk song 'Y Betrisen'.