Gwcw Fach

Lyrics - Welsh

(Welsh folk song)

Gwcw fach, ond d’wyt ti’n ffolog
Ffol di rol di rw dw ri rai tai to,
Canu’ mhlith yr eithin pigog
Ffol di rol di rw dw ri rai tai to,
Dos i blwy’ Dolgellau dirion
Ffol di rol di rw dw ri rai tai to,
Ti gei yno lwyni gwyrddion
Ffol di rol di rw dw ri rai tai to.

Gwcw fach ehed yn union
Ffol di rol di rw dw ri rai tai to,
Tua glan yr afon Wnion
Ffol di rol di rw dw ri rai tai to,
Ar dy aden aros ennyd
Ffol di rol di rw dw ri rai tai to,
Wrth aneddle fy anwylyd
Ffol di rol di rw dw ri rai tai to.

Gwcw fach os yno gweli
Ffol di rol di rw dw ri rai tai to,
Rywun wyla’r dwr yn heli
Ffol di rol di rw dw ri rai tai to,
Cana gân y gwanwyn iddo
Ffol di rol di rw dw ri rai tai to,
Cân o obaith i’w gysuro
Ffol di rol di rw dw ri rai tai to.

English Translation – Little Cuckoo

Little cuckoo, but you are foolish
You are a fool, you don’t want some roof houses,
Singing among the prickly gorse
You are a fool, you don’t want some roof houses,
Go to the parish of fine Dolgellau
You are a fool, you don’t want some roof houses,
You will find green bushes there
You’re a fool, you don’t want some houses.

A little cuckoo flew right away
You are a fool, you don’t want some roof houses,
Towards the bank of the river Wnion
You are a fool, you don’t want some roof houses,
On your wing wait a moment
You are a fool, you don’t want some roof houses,
At my beloved’s dwelling
You’re a fool, you don’t want some houses.

A little cuckoo if you see it
You are a fool, you don’t want some roof houses,
Someone cries that the water is salty
You are a fool, you don’t want some roof houses,
Sing him the song of spring
You are a fool, you don’t want some roof houses,
A song of hope to comfort him
You’re a fool, you don’t want some houses.
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