Mae ‘Nghariad i’n Fenws

Mae ‘nghariad i’n Fenws,
Mae ‘nghariad i’n fain,
Mae ‘nghariad i’n dlysach
Na blodau y drain.
Fy nghariad yw’r lana’
A’r wynna’n y sir.
Nid canmol yr ydwyf
Ond dwedyd y gwir.

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Mae ‘Nghariad i’n Fenws

—My Sweetheart is Venus

Love song. My sweetheart is prettier than the flowers of the thorn bush; her rosy cheeks, her fine teeth. My heart would love her if I knew she would let me. Noted in Llangefni, Anglesey.

Caneuon Traddodiadol Y Cymry

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

Mae ‘nghariad i’n Fenws,
Mae ‘nghariad i’n fain,
Mae ‘nghariad i’n dlysach
Na blodau y drain.
Fy nghariad yw’r lana’
A’r wynna’n y sir.
Nid canmol yr ydwyf
Ond dwedyd y gwir.

Wych eneth fach annwyl
Sy’n lodes mor lân
A’i gruddiau mor writgoch
A’i dannedd mân, mân;
A’i dau lygad siriol,
A’i dwy ael fel gwawn;
Fy nghalon a’i carai
Pe gwyddwn y cawn.

Mae `nghariad i’n caru
Fel cawod o law,
Weithiau ffordd yma
Ac weithiau ffordd draw,
Ond cariad pur ffyddlon
Ni charith ond un,
Y sawl a gâr lawer
Gaiff fod heb yr un.

My beloved is a Venus,
My beloved is slim,
My beloved is fairer
Than the flowers of the thorn.
My beloved is the purest
And fairest in the county.
I’m not praising
But telling the truth.

Lovely dear little girl
Who is a girl so pure
With her cheeks so rosy
And her tiny little teeth;
And her two merry eyes,
And two brows like gossamer;
[My heart loves her
If we know that we will.]

My beloved loves
Like a shower of rain,
Sometimes this way
And sometimes that way,
But pure faithful love
Loves but one,
He who loves many
May be without any.

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