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Lyr Req: Can Y Melinydd in English by Joan Mills

GUEST 07 Sep 20 - 11:22 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Can Y Melinydd in English by Joan Mills
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Sep 20 - 11:22 AM

Can someone help me transcribe the lyrics to a Welsh song sung in English by Joan Mills?
The link to the audio is here (timestamped): https://youtu.be/iYZFiCZAbJs?t=2133

Here's what I've got so far:

Can Y Melinydd (The Miller Song)
As sung by Joan Mills

I have a golden pony
The fleetest ever seen
Whose light feet to [?], love
Whose shoes [of?] silver sheen

CHORUS
Fal di ral lal di ridey ro
Fal di ral lal di ridey ro
Fal di ral di ridey ro

Twelve pullets and a cockerel
A score of [?]
And fatter pigs than any
Were never pigs like mine[?]

Off goes my flying filly
And flashing silver shone
All rivers, fields, and mountains
To bring you back the moon[?]

I'll travel through the valleys
I'll travel through the hills
I'll travel through the forests
I'll go where'er you will


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can Y Melinydd in English by Joan Mills
From: RunrigFan
Date: 07 Sep 20 - 11:33 AM

https://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=2056

A translation is here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can Y Melinydd in English by Joan Mills
From: RunrigFan
Date: 07 Sep 20 - 11:37 AM

https://www.google.com/search?safe=strict&client=firefox-b-d&sxsrf=ALeKk03LtkWb_5cGRWdoA8EucbkJTAXVtQ%3A1599492952263&ei=WFNWX-7QD9mk1fAP1sW_-A4&q=Can+Y+Melinydd+lyrics&oq=Can+Y+Melinydd+lyrics&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzICCAA6BAgjECc6BAgAEA1Qu3pYvosBYKuNAWgEcAB4AIAB4QGIAdUKkgEFMC45LjGYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6wAEB&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwju3PXJr9frAhVZUhUIHdbiD-8Q4dUDCAw&uact=5

translate to english, not sure if accurate


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can Y Melinydd in English by Joan Mills
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 07 Sep 20 - 11:49 AM

The version on Mamalisa's page does not appear to be the one being looked for, as the words are different.
In fact, the one on Mamalisa's page was copied (with permission) from Mudcat, where we had an enjoyable time translating the song, and then getting the translation to match the rhyme scheme and the scansion of the original: Here

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can Y Melinydd in English by Joan Mills
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 07 Sep 20 - 01:34 PM

CÂN Y MELINYDD (The Miller Song)

I have a golden pony,
The fleetest ever seen,
Whose flying feet are shod, love,
With shoes of silver sheen.

  Fal di ral lal di ridey ro
  Fal di ral lal di ridey ro
  Fal di ral, di ridey ro-o-o-o
  A-a-a-a, a-a, a-a.


Twelve pullets and a cockerel,
A score of brindled kine;
And fatter pigs than any -
Were never pigs like mine.

Off goes my flying filly
On flashing silver shoon
O'er river, field, and mountain
To bring you back the moon.

I'll travel through the valleys,
I'll travel through the hills,
I'll travel through the forests,
I'll go where'er you will.


Source: Joan Mills & Mike Raven Cân Y Melinydd (1976). (Lp on youtube)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Can Y Melinydd in English by Joan Mills
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Sep 20 - 01:44 PM

That's perfect. Thank you so much, Mick.


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