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Thread #49001   Message #739492
Posted By: sian, west wales
29-Jun-02 - 03:34 PM
Thread Name: Help: Translation needed: Can y melinydd
Subject: RE: Help: Translation needed: 'Can y melinydd'
Oh, dear. Yellow cold eh? Yep ... I can relate!

And I haven't found a singable translation. All I've found is a short note on the song: originally known as To^n y Melinydd (Tune of...) first published in Gems of Welsh Melody 1862. "Mae gennyf dy^ gysurus" was written by a famous Welsh poet, Talhaiarn - then called Ca^n y Melinydd. The verse "Mae gen i ebol melyn" is traditional, and some of the others were written by another poet, Rhuddenfab.

So, you're thinking of singing it in Welsh? Hmmm. I'm thinking that might make another thread ... I'm not meaning to be unkind, but I've been in an audience where people have sung in a language which they don't understand and it's been painful to say the least. But then, we don't make singable English translations available (for whatever reason) so ... Catch 22?

sian