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sian, west wales Lyr Req: Aberhonddu (11) RE: Lyr Req: Aberhonddu 22 Apr 11


Yes - I knew I had it in Maria Jane William's "Ancient National Airs of Morgannwg a Gwent" but also knew that the actual music only had one verse. As it happens I see Daniel Huws, in his notes, gives the rest of the ballad, and I'm assuming it's the one Carreg sings.

You're going to owe me a pint after this ...

(^ after a letter means it should sit on top of the previous letter)

Clywai'r tabwrdd efo'r chiwban,
'Nawr yn datgan 'To^n y Cam',
Daeth y diwrnod, byddwch barod,
Rhaid ymado a^ gwlad eich mam;
De'wch bob dynyn, rhaid yw cychwyn;
A chyn bo terfyn ar ein taith,
Ni gawn deithio hir filldiroedd
Dros y tir a'r moroedd maith.

Trwm yw'r newydd, tra mawr niwed,
Rhaid yw myned, dyma'r modd;
Gado bryniau gwlad ein tadau,
Oer yw'r geiriau iw'r rhoi ar go'dd;
Gado Cymru, ardal wiwgu,
Fwyn lle darfu i'n gael ein bod,
A'i thrigolion hylon haeledd,
Llawn o rinwedd llon erio'd.

Nid oes gwyned 'nawr a^ gwenau,
Oer yw'r geiriau, dagrau dwr,
Ansirioldeb ydyw'r nodeb
Sydd ar wyneb pob rhyw wr;
Rhaid yw gadael 'nawr y lwysdref,
Lle bu'n cartref flwyddyn bron,
Tref careiddlu, ynghanol Cymru,
Aberhonddu lwysgu lon.

Dacw fwg y dre'n diflanu,
Dacw'r teiau, muriau mawr;
Yn ymddangos, (olwg decaf,)
Y tro diweddaf inni 'nawr;
Dacw'r Arfdy^ lle bu'n llety,
Dacw'r gloch-dy^ Eglwys Fair,
Ac ar ei ben ef geiliog amlwg,
Yn cilio o'n golwg gyda^'r gair.

Dacw'r Banau, brenin bryniau,
Yn dal ei wenau uwch y dref;
Ond yn fuan, dyma'r cwynfan,
Mwy 'chawn wel'd mo honaw ef;
Rhaid in' bellach, rhaid in' bellach,
Ganu'n iach, er cwyno'r hir;
Ac o'm cwynion a'm hoch'neidion,
Cleddir fi mewn estron dir.

T.I. Williams, Glanwysg
"on the departure of the 23rd Regiment from the town of Brecon to Guernsey, 26 April 1826"

Hm. 26 April. You've got 4 days to learn it!

sian


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