Gallant Ship

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lyrics

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

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

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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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