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Thread #78666   Message #1874699
Posted By: sian, west wales
02-Nov-06 - 10:20 AM
Thread Name: seeking online translator - Welsh / English
Subject: RE: Tech: On line translation - Welsh / English
Sorry. Very rough, but:

The Lullaby of Mary

The wind sooths, the wind sooths
As it passes the door
And Mary on her straw bed
Gazes down at her lovely baby.
She gazes deeply into his happy face,
She hugs the Saviour of the World to her breast,
She sings a comforting song:

Ch:
Sleep, sleep my dearest little one,
Sleep until the fine morning comes.

Sleep for a while, sleep for a while
Until these shepherds come;
And coming, coming to give praise,
Behold, the amazed wise men.
Sleep until Herod comes with his sword on his knee,
Sleep, you'll soon have enough of wakening**,
Sleep, until the Cross becomes your fate:

Ch.
Sleep, sleep my dearest little one,
Sleep until the fine morning comes.


** I didn't get that line right. The idea is that a time will come when he'll be desparate for sleep.

So, you've heard a recording of this? Which one? It's a favourite of mine. Excellent for women's choirs. Sung in chapel, it's quite usual for the women to sing the verses with the men joining in for the chorus.

sian