In Welsh folklore birds often act as messengers for humans, possessing magical abilities to discern and reveal the truth. In this song a confused lover begs a blackbird to seek out his beloved, to uncover her unfathomable feelings and intent.
Melody trad. Wales
released May 1, 2000
Thanks to Dr. Eryn White of University of Wales, Aberystwyth for reciting the Welsh words of "Aderyn du" into my tape recorder during my trip to Wales in 1987.