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Thread #57254   Message #899958
Posted By: sian, west wales
27-Feb-03 - 04:26 PM
Thread Name: St David's Day (music for March 1)
Subject: RE: St David's Day (music for March 1)
Well, I did an @Welsh search in the DigiTrad and there are a few good 'uns. (I've always liked Llwyn Onn) But - oh! - can something be done about Counting the Goats? It's a bit insulting to only have the phonetics (and those aren't very good!) and not the original. So ...

1. Oes gafr eto? Oes, heb ei godro?
Ar y creigiau geirwon mae'r hen afr yn crwydro.

Gafr wen, wen, wen,
Ie, finwen, finwen, finwen,
Foel gynffonwen, foel gynffonwen,
Ystlys wen a chynffon: wen, wen, wen

2. Oes gafr eto? Oes, heb ei godro?
Ar y creigiau geirwon mae'r hen afr yn crwydro.

Gafr ddu, ddu, ddu,
Ie, finddu, finddu, finddu,
Foel gynffonddu, foel gynffonddu,
Ystlys ddu a chynffon: ddu, ddu, ddu
(faster then...)
Gafr wen, wen, wen,
Ie, finwen, finwen, finwen,
Foel gynffonwen, foel gynffonwen,
Ystlys wen a chynffon: wen, wen, wen

3. Oes gafr eto? Oes, heb ei godro?
Ar y creigiau geirwon mae'r hen afr yn crwydro.

Gafr pinc, pinc, pinc,
Ie, finbinc, finbinc, finbinc,
Foel gynffonbinc, foel gynffonbinc,
Ystlys binc a chynffon: pinc, pinc, pinc.
(and faster)
Gafr ddu, ddu, ddu,
Ie, finddu, finddu, finddu,
Foel gynffonddu, foel gynffonddu,
Ystlys ddu a chynffon: ddu, ddu, ddu
(faster then...)
Gafr wen, wen, wen,
Ie, finwen, finwen, finwen,
Foel gynffonwen, foel gynffonwen,
Ystlys wen a chynffon: wen, wen, wen.

There are something like 17 different counting the goats song - and I think I like this the least, but probably only because it's so ubiquitous. Anyway ... I happen to have an ENGLISH translation!

1. Is a goat hiding? One that needs milking?
Off among the craggy rocks and old goat is wandering.

Goatie white, white, white,
Yes, a white one, white one, white one,
Little white one, little white one,
Whitey goat with bob tail: white white white

2. Is a goat hiding? One that needs milking?
Off among the craggy rocks and old goat is wandering.

Goatie black, black, black,
Yes, a black one, black one, black one,
Little black one, little black one,
Blackie goat with bob tail: black, black, black
(and faster ...)
Goatie white, white, white,
Yes, a white one, white one, white one,
Little white one, little white one,
Whitey goat with bob tail: white white white

3. Is a goat hiding? One that needs milking?
Off among the craggy rocks and old goat is wandering.

Goatie white, white white,
Yes, a white one, white one, white one,
Little white one, little white one,
Whitie goat with bob tail: white, white, white
(faster ...)
Goatie black, black, black,
Yes, a black one, black one, black one,
Little black one, little black one,
Blackie goat with bob tail: black, black, black
(and faster ...)
Goatie white, white, white,
Yes, a white one, white one, white one,
Little white one, little white one,
Whitey goat with bob tail: white white white

Well - there's one anyway!

sian