RAH – Words to Songs

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

Oh beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain.
America, America,
God shed His grace on Thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea.

Oh beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress,
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America, America,
God mend thine every flaw,
And firm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

 

 

Welsh National Anthem
Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau – “Hairn Wlard Vuhn HAD eye”

Mye Hairn Wlad Vuhn HAD eye un AN oil ee mee,
GooLad byer-tha Khan TO-reon en WO-geon oh vree,
Eye GOO-rol ruh VEL weer
GooLAD GAR-weer Tra-mahd,
Tros RUH-thid go-THLA-sant eye gwide.

GooLad, GooLad, PLY-aye deeol O-OIV eem gooLad,
Tra mor un veer, Ear beer hof bye,
Oh BU thed ear hen-yithe bar high.

GooLad, GooLad, PLY-aye deeol O-OIV eem gooLad,
Tra mor un veer, Ear beer hof bye,
Oh BU thed ear hen-yithe bar high.

 

Aura Lee

As the blackbird in the Spring
‘neath the willow tree
Sat and pip’d, I heard him sing,
sing of “Aura Lee”

Aura Lee, Aura Lee, Maid of golden hair;
Sunshine came along with thee,
and swallows in the air.

[tenor 2, with basses underneath]
From my heart the answer came,
Sweet and loud and clear;
On my lips there breathe a name, “Aura Lee,” my dear…

[basses/baritones]
From my heart the answer sweet and clear,
mmmm … Ah, … my dear…

Aura Lee, Aura Lee, Maid of golden hair;
Sunshine came along with thee,
and swallows in the air.

Aura Lee, Aura Lee, Maid of golden hair;
Sunshine came along with thee,
and swallows in the air.

 

 

CRUGYBAR

[verse 1]
[unison]
Mye fruh – di-eye ngor – Vo – leth un TAR-thee,
O THIS glire OR – seth – vink uh neh.
[parts]
Ak UN-or es – GU – noth vuh YES – see,
Ak UN-o uhr eye ree ol eh – veh.

[verse 2]
Uh gwide a vod-LON-oth guh – VYOUN-dehr,
Dine-EH-lloid ar OR – seth ein dew,
Seeth UN-o uhn BEE – rythe un EHR-vin,
ee nee uh tro – SETH-weer gile bew.

[verse 3 ]
[mezzo forte]
O VRU-eye Kire-SA-lem kire GWEH-led,
Whole daith uhr an-YA-looch ee geed,
Preed hin uh dou TROI-on uhr UHR-va,
Un Velis ee LAN-oo ein breed.

[verse 4]
Cown ED – reekh ar STOR-meeth ak OV-nye,
ak ANG – eye dukh – RUN-llihd, ein beth,
A neen nine thee – HANG – ol oi KUH-rythe,
Un NO-vio Meewn KAR yad A Heth.

[verse 5]
[key change – forte]
Cown ED – rikh ar STOR-minth ak OV-nye,
ak ANG – eye dukh – RUN – llihd ar beth,
A nin nine thee – HANG – ol oi KUH-rythe,
Un NO-vio Meoown KAR yad A heth.

A – men A – men A – men

 

DEUS SALUTIS
God of Salvation

O YEH-see mowr roh DAH-nyan beer,
Ee EYE-THihl gwahn mehoon AN-yan deer,
Eeoo NEHR-thee droyr hohll ROY-strie see,
Ahr THU-riss dieth eer GAH-nahn vreer.

Pawb grahs seeTH un uhr EH-gloice vour,
Vree un uh nev nigh ahr uh thllour,
Kahv VEH-THee ohll eye mehTH een een,
Oorth VEH-THee DAN-yan dee duh heen.

[unison]
Mee LUH-nahn DOW-ehl oorth duh dried,
Mee GAH-nahv ahm rihn-WEH-THire gwide,
[parts]
Mee-ee GAHR-yahr groice mee NO-vyahr don,
Ond kile duh AN-yahn dahn vuh mrohn.

Amen

 

 

PRICE – I GALFARIA

ee Gahl-VAH-reeah trohv vuh oyie neb…
Ar Gahl-VAH-reeah gwin vuh meed
Uh my gras ach an var wol deb…
un dee veh ree dros toy geed;
Pen kahl-VAH-reeah, pen kahl-VAH-reeah,
uh-noh vehn-eyed gwuhnah duh neeth.

DRIng-or muh-nith ahr vung lin-ee-eye
GICE-yahv hehb thee-FUH-gyoh bith…
TREHM-yav troy gah-WO-deeTH dahg-rye
ahr uh groyce uhn ihn-eeyon seeth:
pen kahl-VAH-reeah, pen kahl-VAH-reeah,
Dree vuh NAH-grine frood oh hehTH

Pen kahl-VAH-reeah, pen kahl-VAH-reeah,
Dree vuh NAH-grine frood oh hehTH.

ELLERS: FY NHAD A’M DUW

Vuh NHAHD am dyoo gahd ee mee wehld duh wehTH,
Un AW-lie byoo ahr GUH-vihng LOY-briar behTH,
Rhoh DUH-sbrihd peer ee LO-nee NGHAH-lon wahn,
Nehs droy bawb keer THawd AH-drehv uhn uh mahn.

[Key change]
Ahth GAH-ryad tihn vee droy eh-LUH-nyon oyce;
Ah golch veen wihn uhn FUH-non loun uh groyce.
Ah fahn gahv THawd eem KAHR-trehv un uh nehv,
Mee SIGN-yahv glawd dee-THYOO-wehTHEE-THoh ehv.

Ah fahn gahv THawd eem KAHR-trehv un uh nehv,
Mee SIGN-yahv glawd dee-THYOO-wehTH EE-THoh ehv.

IN MEMORIAM

AHR-gloyTH yeh-see AHR-wine VEH-nide
At uh Grige seethe yooch nah mee,
Crige sahv AH-doy mehoon tuhm-HEST-loyTH
crige ah THile uhng ngrihm uh thlee.

THLEH-chee oonahv uhng rige uhr OYS-oyTH
DY-ed dee-LEEOO DY-ed tahn,
ah fahn CHWAH-lor greh-ahd-EE-geyeth
crige uhr OYCE-oyTH veethe vuh nghahn

THLEH-chee oonahv uhng rige uhr OYS-oyTH
DY-ed dee-LEEOO DY-ed tahn,
ah fahn CHWAH-lor greh-ahd-EE-geyeth
crige uhr OYCE-oyTH veethe vuh nghahn,

A-men A-men A-men

 

 

Gweddi’r Arglwydd

(Eyne Tad ur hun oit un uh nevoith)
(Sankteye-thee-er duh enoo.)
(De-Led Duh dire-nass)
(Guneller Duh eh wathlees)
(Megiss un uh nev)
(Vethly ar uh thy ar he-veed)

(Durrol ee nee heth-you)
(eine ba-ra bye nuh-theeol, Ahhh)
(Maa thy ee nee eine duh Led-ion)
(Vel uh ma thy yoon nee-nye een duh Led weer)

(Ac nag ar-wine nee-ee-bro-ved dee gythe)j
(Eye-ther gwa red nee frag droog)
(Canis eye-thot Teer dire-nas)
(Canis eye-thot Teer dire-nas)
(Canis eye-thot Teer dire-nas)
(Arr nerrth Arr go-go nyant)
(un oyce oyce oyith, Amen)

 
MEN OF HARLECH
Verse 1
Hark, I hear the foe advancing,
Barbed steeds are proudly prancing.
Helmets in the sunbeams glancing
Glitter through the trees.

Men of Harlech, lie ye dreaming?
See ye not their falchions gleaming,
While their pennons gaily streaming,
Flutter in the breeze?

From the rocks rebounding,
Let the war cry sounding,
Summon all at Cambria’s call,
The haughty foe surrounding,

Men of Harlech, on to glory!
See your banner famed in story,
Waves these burning words before ye,
Cum-ree Vo Am Bith!

(“Britain wins the field!”)

 

 

RHYFEL (War)

[basses]

[verse 1]
Alas, this is an age so mean
That every man is made a lord,
For all authority’s absurd
When God himself fades from the scene.

[verse 2]
Gwye vee vuh meeyoo mewn ois mor threng,
A dyoo ar dry ar OR pell;
Oi ol mye deen un deyrn a greng
Un CO-dee eye ow-DIR-dod hell.

[verse 3] p.23
Pan DIME-loth VU-ned uh mite thyoo,
Ku-VOD-oth gleth ee latheye vroud.
My soon uhr UM-lath ar een klyoo,
Eye GUS-goDAR vuh-THUN-od tloud.

[verse 4] p. 24
Mire han de-LU-neye GEN-id gint,
Ung hrog ar GANG-ire HE-lig drou,
A gwythe uh BEKH-gin lont uh gwint,
Eye gwide un GU-misk, GU-misk, GU-misk,
e vor glaw.

[verse 5] unison
Pan dime loth vu ned uh my-thew
Ku-VOD-oth gleth ee latheye vroud.
My soon uhr UM-lath ar een klyoo,
Eye GUS-goDAR vuh-THUN-od tloud.

Gweye vee vuh mew,
Gweye vee vuh mew,
Gweye vee vuh mew,
Gweye vee vuh mew,

Pan dime loth vu ned uh my-thew,
Ku-VOD-oth gleth ee latheye vroud.
My soon uhr UM-lath ar een klyoo,
Eye GUS-goDAR vuh-THUN-od tloud…

Gweye vee vuh mew,
Gweye vee vuh mew,
Gweye vee vuh mew,
Gweye vee vuh mew

 

 

RIVER IN JUDEA

Oftentimes I dream of music,
Of the river that freely flows.
And it sings a song sweeter than honey,
One everybody knows.

Late at night, I hear it singing.
Then again when I wake at dawn.
And it fills me up with hope and goodwill,
The will to go on, Go on.

(Chorus)
There is a river in Judea
That I heard of long ago.
And it’s a singing, ringing river
That my soul cries out to know.

[verse 2]
I believe it keeps on trav’lin’
But it rests on the Sabbath day.
And the time when it pauses in stillness,
I almost hear it pray.

When I’m weary and downhearted,
How I long for the song it sings,
For the calm within its gentle blue,
The peace that it brings, it brings.

(Chorus)
There is a river in Judea
That I heard of long ago.
And it’s a singing, ringing river
That my soul cries out to know.

(key change)

May the time not be too distant
When we meet by the river (meet by the) shore.
‘Til then dream of that wonderful day
As we sing once more, once more:

(Chorus)
There is a river in Judea (hallelu)
That I heard of long ago (hallelu),
It’s a singing, ringing river
That my soul cries out (my soul cries out)
To the river in Judea.
(optional repeat)

Hallelujah!!!

 

 

SERENDADE
“The Fair Maid of Perth”

’Tis a faithful lover’s greeting,
Thy pity entreating,
Ah, turn not away…

’Neath thy window watch I’m keeping,
While all is sleeping,
Till the break of day…

Oft those eyes so brightly glancing,
My soul entrancing,
Held me in their sway…

Once again thy face beholding,
A smile enfolding,
Ever would I stay…

To my plea thine ear inclining,
Would end repining:
For one word, I pray…

Now my vigil long is ending,
My love to thee sending
Ever and for aye…

So may fortune speed our meeting,
For time is fleeting,
Passing soon away.

“Tis a faithful lover’s greeting,
Thy pity entreating,
Ah, turn not away…

Ah, turn not, Ah, turn not away…

 

 

Speed Your Journey

Speed your journey my thoughts and my longings,
Speed your journey to mountain and valley,
Where the sweet scented air breathes a fragrance,
O’er the homes that we knew long ago.

To the waters of Jordan, bear greeting,
To the downfallen temples of Zion.
Oh my country, so fair and so wretched,
Oh remembrance of joy and of woe.

Golden harps of the prophets oh tell me,
Why so silent ye hang from the willow?
Once again sing the songs of our homeland,
Sing again of the days that are past.

We have drunk from the cup of affliction,
And have shed bitter tears (Bitter Tears) of repentance.
Oh inspire us Jehovah with courage,

So that we may endure to the last,
So that we may endure to the last,
So that we may endure to the last,
May endure to the last.

 

THE ROSE

Some say love, it is a river,
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor,
That leaves your soul to bleed

Some say love it is a hunger,
An endless aching need
I say love it is a flower and
You its only seed

It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It’s the dream afraid of waking
That never takes a chance

It’s the one, who won’t be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul afraid of dying
That never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you feel that love is only
For the lucky and the strong

Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love,
In the spring becomes the rose.

 

 

When You Are Old and Gray

When you are old and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire,
Take down this book And slowly read,
and dream [and dream]
of the of the soft look
your eyes had once,
and of their shadows deep.

[tenors: solo]
[basses: Mmmm….]

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur a little sadly,
How Love fled,
and paced upon
the mountains overhead
and hid his face a-mid a crown of stars.

 

 

World War I Songs

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary…
…the words are easy…!

Roses of Picardy…
[tenors] Roses are shining in Picardy,
in the hush of the silver dew,
[basses] Ooo…
[tenors] Roses are shining in Picardy,
[all] But there’s never a rose like you!
[tenors] And the roses will die in the summertime,
[basses] Ooo…
[tenors] and our roads may be far apart,
But there’s one rose that dies not in Picardy
[all] Tis the rose that I keep in my heart!

Over There…
[tenors] Over there, over there,
Send the word, send the word over there.
[all] That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming
The drums rum-tumming everywhere…
So prepare, say a prayer,
Send the word, send the word to beware.
We’ll be over, we’re coming over
And we won’t come back ‘till it’s over over there!

Keep the Home Fires Burning
[basses] Ooo…
[tenors] Keep the home fires burning,
While your hearts are yearning,
[tenors] Ooo…
[basses] Tho’ your lads are far away, they dream of home.
[basses] Ooo…
[tenors] There’s a silver lining
Thro’ the dark clouds shining
[all] Turn the dark cloud inside out
‘till the boys come home.

Pack Up Your Troubles
[basses] Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And [all] smile, smile, smile
[basses] While you’ve a Lucifer to light your fag,
[all] Smile, boys, that’s the style
[basses] What’s the use of worrying?
It never was worth while
So pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And smile, smile, smile.
Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And smile, smile, smile.
While you’ve a Lucifer to light your fag,
Smile, boys, that’s the style.
What’s the use of worrying?
It never was worth while
So pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And smile, smile, smile.
And smile, smile, smile.
And smile, smile, smile.

 

Y TANGNEFEDWYR

Eeyooch uhr EYE-rah OY-brehn ross,
Thleh my ah-behr TAH – wehn flahm.
CARE-THav A-drehv un uh nos,
Ahv dan GO-vee-o nahd ah mahm.
Gwin eye beed tee hoont ee glyoo,
Tahng-ne-Veth-weer, Tahng-ne-Veth-weer, plant ee THyoo.

[verse 2]
Nee cheye EN-llib nee cheye llide RO-THee troyd oh veh- oon eeoo treh,
CHWIL-ee-eye mahm – am ire oh blide peh-chah-DEER-ee-ide MOY-ahr lleh,
Gwin eye beed tee hoont ee glyoo,
gwin eye beed tee hoont ee glyoo,
Tahng-ne-Veth-weer, Tahng-ne-Veth-weer, plahnt ee THyoo.

[verse3]
[all] Angel y kahr-trevee tloud, Roice een had uh thay berl dreed;
[tenors] Ken-nad deen eeoo bawd yn vroud,
Go – lid Dyoo eeor an – wel veed.
Gwin eye beed tee hoont ee glyoo,
Tahng-ne-Veth-weer, Tahng-ne-Veth-weer, Tahng-ne-Veth-weer,
[all sing…] Plahnt ee THyoo.

[verse 4]
Chen-edle thah a chen-edle throog,
DUHS-gent hoy my rheeth eeoo hihn,
ond go-LIE-nee kreest ah THoog,
RU-THid ee bawb deen eye mihn,
Gwin eye beed DOW deeTH eye klyoo,
Dahng-ne-VEHTH-weer, Dahng-ne-VEHTH-weer,
Dahng-ne-VEHTH-weer plahnt ee THyoo.

[verse 5]
[tenor1]
Pah beth HEH-no eye hu-STAHD,
HEH-no pan vor beed un flam,

[basses]
Pan vor beed un flam?
My gwee-ree-ON-eTH My,
gwee-ree-ON-eTH, gwee-ree-ON-eTH,
My ma-THEYE- ant GU-dah mahm.
Gwin eye beed ur oice eye klyoo,
Gwin eye beed ur oice eye klyoo,
Gwin eye beed ur oice eye klyoo,
Dahng-ne-VEHTH-weer, Dahng-ne-VEHTH-weer,
Dahng-ne-VEHTH-weer plahnt ee THyoo.

Dahng-ne-VEHTH-weer plahnt ee THyoo.