Sheet Music: Poor Mary Anne

TitlePoor Mary Anne
Alternate titlesAr Hyd y Nos
ComposerTraditional Welsh
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyF major
Time signature2/4
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time1:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2020-01-30
Last updated2020-01-30
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Thursday 30 January 2020

Tune of the Day: Poor Mary Anne

Traditional Welsh folk song, arranged for two flutes

This song, based on the Welsh melody “Ar Hyd y Nos” and with words by English novelist and poet Amelia Opie, was published in 1811.

Here beneath this willow sleepeth,
Poor Mary Anne!
One whom all the village weepeth,
Poor Mary Anne!
He she lov'd her passion slighted,
Breaking all the vows he'd plighted;
Therefore life no more delighted
Poor Mary Anne!

The present arrangement for two flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.