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Heno, Heno (Tonight)

This is a simple lullaby which a mother will sing to her baby. It contains a few simple first Welsh words for the young learner: 

heno (hair-nor, tonight), hen blant bach (hane blant barch, dear little chlidren)
gwely (gwe-lee,bed), dime (dim-eh, halfpenny) fory (vore-ee, tomorrow).
It's just a few words without much meaning to lull the little one to sleep.

Heno, heno hen blant bach
Gwely, gwely hen blant bach
Dime, dime, dime hen blant bach
Dime, dime, dime hen blant bach

The second verse - same as the first - just substitutes fory for heno.

There are no repeat instructions for this tune. Just start at the beginning and continue through to the end.

Sing the words to help you with the tune.

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Heno Heno, score

Player's guide

This is an ideal beginner's tune because you can play it well with just 2 fingers and begin to get your hands used to getting into position and changing position to follow the tune.

Bar 1 - Start with the thumb (1) of the right hand on G' and the index finger (2) on the E'. Play E', G', E', G'.

Bar 2 - The thumb (1) moves down one string from the G' to play the F' and (2) also moves down one string from the E' to play the D' twice.

Bar 3 - The fingers stay where they are and (2) plays D', then the thumb plays F'; this pair of notes is repeated.

Bar 4 - The thumb (1) moves down one string and plays E' and (2) also moves down one string and plays C' twice.

Bar 5 - Move the hand up two strings to enable (2) and (1) to play E', G' twice at double speed and onece at normal speed as in bar 1.

Bar 6 - Same as bar 2.

Bar 7 - The fingers stay where they are and (2) plays D', then the thumb plays F'; this pair of notes is repeated. at double speed as in bar 5 and again at normal speed as in bar 3.

Bar 8 - Same as bar 4.