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Chris in Portland Lyr/Chords Req: The Keeper (Frank Hennessy) (10) RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Keeper (Frank Hennessy) 08 Feb 07


Hi, Frank - enjoyed the show with Colum this week - my trio - Sweeter Times - was invited to do a St. Paddy gig and so, even though they are expecting the old standards, we'll give them the Galway Girl, Old Dungarven Oak and maybe even Uncle Mike -- great interview too with Sharon Shannon. I grew up in the next town over from John Prine outside Chicago - and here I am in Portland OR listening the story of him living in Ireland on your great show from Wales -- who'da thunk it?
I also talked the trio into backing me up for the St. David's Day Dinner - celebrating the 100th year of the Portland Welsh Society!
here's a review of Frank's Sain cd --
hennessy review

Hwyl, Chris yn Portland

And here's the Welsh version of Frank's song, as sung by Plethyn also on Sain - translation by Myrddin Ap Dafydd

(C)Pan ddaeth hi'n fore'r (G)seithfed dydd, o'r(F)cread un ei (C)grud,
Nid oedd ond harrwch ar (F)bob law - Gardd (C)Eden oed y (G)byd,
A'r (F)ddaear oedd yn gytbwys, wedi'r (C)rhannu rhwng pob rhyw
A dyn a ga'dd y (F)modd i fod yn (C)geidwad (G)pob beth (C)byw.

Cytgan:
(C)Mi roddwyd glendid ddaear lawr -- mewn ffydd i'n dwylo (G)ni,
Pob creadur cryf a gwan -- a (C)blodyn arni hi,
I'w (F)gwarchod gyda gofal, i (C)gadw'r byd yn ardd,
Am mai nyni ga'dd (F)fodd i weld -- y (C)gwerth ym (G)mhob peth (C)hardd

(C) Ond dyn a fu'n (G) drahaus erioed, ni (F) allodd fwy'n (C) gytun,
A mynnodd fod y (F) ddaear oll -- yn eiddo (C) iddo'i (G) hun,
Bu'n (F) hela er ei bleser -- a bu'n (C) lladd i foddio'i chwant;
Diflannodd sawl (F) rhywogaeth - dim ond (C) llun a (G)wel ein (C) plant.

(C) Ble'r aeth y (G) derw cedyrn fu'n -- (F) dal dwylo uwch y (C) ddol?
Ac a ddaw llinyn (F) arian, rhai o'r nentydd (C) eto'n (G) ôl?
Ni (F) wnaed gan unrhyw arddwr, (C) anialwch llwyr erioed;
Ond 'does ond (F) llwch a llanast -- lle (C) rhoddodd (G) dyn ei (C) droed.

(C) Mae'r panda (G) wedi colli'i dir, (F) a'i ryddid yn y (C) byd,
Ond sut mae (F) 'sbonio hynny'n awr, wrth (C) Lisa yn y (G) crud?
Y ni (F) oedd fod ofalwyr -- i'r (C) harddwch hwn i gyd,
Ond ni allem (F) weld mai (C) natur -- a (G) Lisa bia'r (C) byd


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