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Pango-Jam

  • Ffawydden House NP7 9TE (map)

It's time for our third Jam session.  The last one was massive!  We had flautists; guitarists; harpists; singers; dancers; percussionists; fiddle players; mandolin and mandola players; squeezeboxes and some that i've forgotten.  It was huge fun!  Thanks to everyone who came from far and wide to take part.  

We've changed the venue.  We're holding the event at Mike's house.  There's plenty of room inside and out, loads of parking and no near neighbours to annoy.  

There's a map to find us on the left, but our address is:

Ffawydden, Coldbrook, Abergavenny NP7 9TE

Please be aware that some GPS/SatNav systems have in the past taken visitors along the wrong road. Have a copy of our instructions just in case!

From the Hardwick roundabout south of Abergavenny where the A40 meets the A465 Heads of the Valley Road, you need to head towards the A40 to Monmouth turning. Just before the A40 exit you will see an exit the B4598 (also known locally as the Old Raglan Rd) towards Usk. Head along the B4598 and within 300 yards, just after the yellow lines across the road finish take the turning on the left signposted towards Llanddewi Rhydderch (opposite Dobson's Farm). 

Follow this road for 1.6 miles keeping all buildings to your right. Do NOT turn right in front of the big white farmhouse signposted towards Llanddewi Rhydderch. Carry straight on until you see a large cream house on your right with brown plank fencing and a sign saying Ty Hir Cottage . The farm track to Ffawydden House is on the right and runs up the side of the Ty Hir Cottage. CAREFULLY drive on down the track, until you see buildings. Drive through the metal gate and past the first house and then through the wooden gate and park anywhere on the drive.

We're happy to provide some tea and coffee, but if you want something a little stronger we'd be grateful if you could bring some along.

So... come along to sing, play or just take in the atmosphere.  

Four songs to learn this time; a couple of americana and a couple of very British songs firmly rooted in the folk tradition.

Click on the title of each song to listen to it.

 

Keep on the Sunny Side

The Carter Family


               D                 G                        D   
There's a dark and a troubled side of life
                     D                                     A  
But there's a bright and a sunny side too
                     A                                           D     
Though you meet with the darkness and strife
        A                                     D   
The sunny side you also may view


D                   G                D         
Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side
D                                        A   
Keep on the sunny side of life
          D                                    G                       D  
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way
          D        G         D        A         D   
If we'll keep on the sunny side of life

Though the storm and its furies rage today
Crushing hope that we cherish so dear
The cloud and storm will in time pass away
And the sun again will shine bright and clear

chorus

Let us greet with a song of hope each day
Though the moment be cloudy or fair
And let us trust in our Saviour always
He'll keep us everyone in His care

chorus

 

Four Questions

Kieran Kane

                     G                                         D
I’ve got four questions that torment my soul
                          A                                 D
I search for the answers but nobody knows
                     D                  G                D
I turn to the bible and the wages of sin
            A                                           D
But no satisfaction could be found therein

So I went to the mountain, a mountain so high
I climbed to the summit and I looked to the sky
But no words were written up there in the clouds
To relieve these questions that trouble me now

Chorus:
                    G                         D
Who is she with, what is she doing
                      A                                 D
Where is she now and why did she go
                   G                         D
Who is she with, what is she doing
                      A                                 D
Where is she now and why did she go

Maybe tomorrow I’ll walk to the sea
Swim to the bottom , so cold and so deep
And there in the darkness perhaps I will find
Release from these questions that burden my mind

Chorus

                  G                                         D
I’ve got four questions that torment my soul
                          A                                 D
I search for the answers but nobody knows
                     D                  G                D
I turn to the bible and the wages of sin
            A                                           D
But no satisfaction could be found therein

Chorus X 2      2nd chorus a capella

 

Who No Will Sing Me Lullabies

Kate Rusby

C           F       C           G
Lay me down gently, lay me down low,
C           F          G               
I fear I am broken and won't mend, I know.
F           G            C               F 
One thing I ask when the stars light the skies,
Am           G       C        run down                
Who now will sing me lullabies,                                        
   Am          G        C         run down    
Oh who now will sing me lullabies.                   

C                     F          C        G 
In this big world I'm lonely for I am but small,
   C         F                 G               
Oh angels in heaven, don't you care for me at all?
    F              G                C            F   
You heard my heart breaking for it rang through the skies
Am               G             C      run down             
So why don't you sing me lullabies,                                       
Am               G           C       run down        
Oh why don't you sing me lullabies.                   


  C             F              C                G
I lay here; I'm weeping for the stars they have come,
  C            F                 G                 
I lay here not sleeping; now the long night has begun.
    F          G           C              F
The man in the moon, oh he can't help but cry
Am                    G           C         run down             
For there's no one to sing me lullabies,                                         
Am                   G           C        run down      
Oh there's no one to sing me lullabies.                   


 C          F       C           G
Lay me down gently, lay me down low,
C           F          G               
I fear I am broken and won't mend, I know.
F           G            C               F 
One thing I ask when the stars light the skies,
Am           G            C      rum down                
Who now will sing me lullabies,                                        
   Am          G            C        run down       
Oh who now will sing me lullabies.                   

         C           run down  as if to Am
Who will sing me to sleep           
         C            run down       
Who will sing me to sleep           
         C             run down       
Who will sing me to sleep           
         C                run down      
Who will sing me to sleep

 

Waiting for the Lark

June Tabor

Note:  The first verse is sung with just backing from the drone of Nics' Shruti Box.  


Sleep on child it is not quite day
for the moon has still to set.
The lark she will cry and bring down the morning
to where you lie.
But the lark has not risen yet
but the lark has not risen yet

D                                      G              D  
Sleep on child while the birds rest on.
       D                                 G    
The cow she sleeps in her stall
            D                          G                                  A      
but the meadow stands grey in this dew down morning
  G             A  
before the day
D                   G          D   
waits for the lark to call
       D                    G       D   
and waits for the lark to call

D                                     G              D    
Sleep on child while the fields are still
         D                                G   
they wait for your fathers hand
        D                                  G                 A     
that he will not go and the sun will not shine,
             G                    A   
and the cock will not crow
           D             G            D    
'til the lark cries over the land,
            D              G           D    
'til the lark cries over the land.

D                            G            D    
Sleep on child and heed no sound
         D                                G   
your father may rise in the dark
              D                                     G                   A    
with his boots in his hand by the doorway to stand
           G                   A    
By the doorway to stand
D           G         D   
waiting for the lark
D          G         D    
waiting for the lark

Earlier Event: April 15
Pangolin evening at The Bridge Inn
Later Event: May 30
How The Light Gets In