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Alawon Traddodiadol Cymreig - Traditional Welsh Melodies
Tros y Garreg
Crossing the Stone
John Thomas Pencerdd Gwalia (1826-1913)
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Cover image Work: Single work for solo harp
Catalogue No: Adlais 165
ISMN: 979-0-57032-145-2
Edition: May 2009, A4 stapled
Duration: c. 4' 30" minutes
Suitable for: Grade 7 Pedal Harp
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Tros y garreg gamfa gu,
Eto'n hoyw ac yn hy',
Fy anwylaf Loerwen lanaf,
Dôf i'th weled yn dy dy.
Heb un anaf, clais na chlwyf,
Ar fy ffordd i'r rhyfel rwyf;
Cyfod babell ar y lôn,
Gwahodd yno wreng a bôn,
Gorfoleddus, Wlad sydd weddus,
Pan ddaw Rhys* i Ynys Fôn.

Cafodd gormes farwol glwy,
Tudur yw ein brenin mwy,
Ffôl yw ceisio, neu ddyfeisio
Brenin arall, meddent hwy.
Loerwen lân fy aelwyd gu,
Ar fy nhaith rwyf i fy nhy,
Cwyd y Ddraig ar Graig- y- don,
Deffro delyn Cymru lon;
Gwyr y cenin, medd y brenin,
Gariodd iddo'r goron hon.



O that happy summer week,
When once more my home I’ll seek!
Leave the mill-side, Climb the hill-side
Past the stone up on the peak.
There up on Merioneth’s brow,
See! It beckons to me now.
Upward, upward as I spring.
Heart and foot in time shall ring:
While a present, fine and pleasant,
To my mother lone I bring.

Past the stone when I resort,
In the meadow how we'll sport,
On the settle, Round the kettle,
How we'll chat, and sing and court
When that week of weeks is back
With what joy I'll take the track
Upward, upward as I spring,
Heart and foot in time shall ring;
Whilst a present, fine and pleasant,
To my mother lone I bring.

Alfred Perceval Graves

* Rhys Bodychcn led the men of Anglesea to and from the Battle of Bosworth, 1485.
Both Welsh verses were first published in The Songs of Wales, edited by Brinley Richards (1817-1885) and published by Boosey and Co., the first edition appearing on St David's Day, March 1st, 1873. The English verses are by AP Graves and were first published in A Celtic Song Book [of] Six Celtic Nations (1928)
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Click for further informationPencerdd Gwalia by Elinor Bennett

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