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Thread #49001   Message #742097
Posted By: sian, west wales
04-Jul-02 - 08:16 AM
Thread Name: Help: Translation needed: Can y melinydd
Subject: RE: Help: Translation needed: 'Can y melinydd'
I quite like that 'never dull'! I think it fits the mindset of the song - the jolly miller idea, but the scansion is, indeed, slightly ear-bending.

I like the biblical quote even better. It also gave me to remember an earlier line from the same song (above) which used to crack us up as teenagers - "A certain man held a feast on his fine estate in town; he laid a festive table and wore a wedding gown ..." What the heck - it still cracks me up!

sian