Bwthyn yng Nghymru

Wel dyma’r hen le rwy’n ei garu
Hen dŷ cân ac englyn yng Nghymru,
A’r gwellt iddo’n do,
A’r drws heb run clo,
A’r mur ddim rhy falch i’w wyngalchu.

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Bwthyn yng Nghymru

—A cottage in Wales

This is the place I love, with its songs and poems, an open door, a peat fire and a silvery stream nearby that competes with the singing inside. Sung by the famous Bob Roberts, Tai’r Felin near Bala (1870-1951) who noted it from a Lampeter family after he took part in a local Noson Lawen.

Caneuon Traddodiadol Y Cymry

The notation for this song and more is available in the collection Traditional Songs of the Welsh

Wel dyma’r hen le rwy’n ei garu
Hen dŷ cân ac englyn yng Nghymru,
A’r gwellt iddo’n do,
A’r drws heb run clo,
A’r mur ddim rhy falch i’w wyngalchu.

A digon o le wrth y pentan
I gynnwys y teulu yn gyfan,
A golau tân mawn
Yn hyfryd a gawn,
I gadw’r tywyllwch tu allan.

A’r pistyll bach gloyw yn disgyn
Tan ganu, wrth dalcen y bwthyn,
Y pistyll bach glân
Sy’n dweud am y gân
A genir tu mewn i’r hen fwthyn.

Well here’s the old place that I love
An old house of song and verse in Wales,
With a thatched roof
And a door with no lock
And the wall’s not too proud to be whitewashed

And enough room round the fire
To contain all the family,
And the light of the peat fire
Is lovely, which we have
To keep the darkness outside.

And the bright waterfall
Sings as it falls outside the cottage
The pure waterfall
Which tells of the song
Which is sung inside the old cottage.

You can hear Gwilym Bowen Rhys’ version on Soundcloud here. It appears on his album O Groth Y Ddaear

At this year’s Gwerin Gwallgo (trac’s youth weekend course), the whole course learned a ‘big band’ arrangement by tutors Gwilym Bowen Rhys and Patrick Rimes

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