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Posted By: Joe Offer
17-Dec-10 - 10:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins: All Through The Night / Ar Hyd Y Nos
Subject: RE: Versions: All Through The Night / Ar Hyd Y Nos
That's a good question, Visitor. I see a number of songbooks that attribute the translation to David Owen, but none give a date for the song. I found several songbooks with the song that were published during the period 1899-1909, but nothing earlier. The 1784 Edward Jones translation is not the one we're familiar with nowadays. Here's the Traditional Ballad Index on the song, not that it's particularly helpful: