Mudcat Café message #742041 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Nigel Parsons
04-Jul-02 - 06:12 AM
Thread Name: Help: Translation needed: Can y melinydd
Subject: RE: Help: Translation needed: 'Can y melinydd'
As Siān says, it is difficult to be objective from up-close. I'm not too keen on that penultimate verse either,
One alternative could be

I have a hen and cock'rel
A cow, and fatted swine
My wife is ever at my side
And so, we're doing fine.

Whilst avoiding the 'doing alright' cliche, I am worried that people running lines together will get the wrong sense from "A cow, and fatted swine, My wife..."

As before, comments and suggestions are heartily welcomed

Nigel