Gallant Ship

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I'll build myself a gallant ship
a ship it is of noble fame
four-and-twenty mariners
they shall box it on the main
I will stand with helm in hand
stand to guide them on their way
would i were with my true love fair
before the dawning of the day

No scarf shall over my shoulders go
and i shall never comb my hair
pale moonlight, the candlelight,
neither tells that i am fair
frost may fall and as a pall
wrap me up in sleet and snow
no rest i'll taste but sail in haste
to where my love is lying low

Mi a glywais fod yr 'hedydd
wedi marw ar y mynydd
pe gwyddwn i mai gwir y geiriau
awn a gyrr o wyr ac arfau
i gyrchu corff yr hedydd adre

Mi a glywais fod yr hebog
eto'n fynych uwch y fawnog
a bod ei galon a'i adenydd
wrth fynd heibio i gorff yr 'hedydd
yn curo'n llwyfr fel calon llofrudd


from Stranger at the Gate EP, released December 12, 2011
traditional, arranged by Solarference including "The Skylark", Welsh traditional




Solarference UK

Solarference is Nick Janaway and Sarah Owen.

We combine traditional folk songs with innovative electronic sound-manipulation: unearthly but warm, lyrical and organic sound-worlds.


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