Saturday, 31 October 2015

Delkyow Sevy

Edward Chirgwin 1698 en paperyow Gwavas. Dyllys en Pryce, Archaelogia Cornu-Britannica ha OC Vol IV, no. 6 Hav 1947.

Original followed by SWF L. The original shows words broken into syllables for singing and has a fair sprinkling of capital letters.

Pelea era why moaz, moes fettow teag 
Pele ero whei moas, mos fettow teg
Gen ackas pedden dew (altered to bedgeth gwin - maybe by Tonkin) ha ackas Blew mellen?
Gen agas pedn dû (...bejeth gwydn...) ha gas blew melen?
Moas than ventan, sarra weage,
Moas dhe'n venten, sara wheg,
Rag delkiow seue gwra moesse teag.
Rag delkyow sevy wra mosy teg.
Ra ve moas gena why, moes fettow teag
Wra vy moas geno whei, mos fettow teg,
gen ackas pedden dew ha ackas Blew mellen?
gen agas pedn dû ha gas blew melen?
grew mena why sara wheag,
gwrewgh [mar] mena whei, sara wheg,
rag delkiow seue gwra moesse teag
rag delkyow sevy wra mosy teg
Fatla gura ve ackas gorra why en doar?
Fatla *gwra vy* agas gorra whei en dor?
... [*odd construction - not explained]
Me veddn sefuall arta, sara weage.
Me vedn seval arta, sara wheg...
Fatla gura ve ackas dry why gen flo?-
Fatla *gwra vy* agas drei whei gen flogh?... 
Me veden y thone, sarra wheage.
Me vedn y dhoan, sara wheg...
Pew veddo why gowas rag seera rag as flo?
Piw veddo whei gawas rag sira rag as flogh?
Why ra bose ye seera, sarra weage.
Whei wra boas y sira, sara wheg...
Pendre veddo why geal rag lednow rag as flo?
Pandra veddo whei gül rag lednow rag as flogh? 
E sera veath trohar, sarra weage.
Y sira vedh troher, sara wheag...


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