John Lloyd Williams in Llanrwst - July, 1911
Arrear Notes at Llanrwst After supper Wm. took me to see Dr. Williams - he and his wife were said to be acq[uai]nt[e]d. with old songs - I found these were not F[olk] songs but composed - some Eng[lish] w[ith] W[elsh] words. I sang Deryn Du - the Dr's father - an old man hunched up in easy chair - smoking a short pipe - wheezed out "I used to know that when I was a boy" he proceeded to recite the words but unfortunately could not sing a note - He knew the words of half a dozen & two or three ballads that were new to me.
John Lloyd Williams, J. Lloyd Williams Diaries. In National Library of Wales, number GB 0210 JLLW MB1/1-42. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432978710604 accessed: 6 December, 2023
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|Deryn du||performed by old man|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Folk song collecting