Klipper Aberfala / Falmouth Clipper

 

Gorhel Aberfala a dheuth y’n avon,

              Hwyth gwer hwyth

Gorhel Aberfala a dheuth y’n avon,

              Hwyth ow smatys hwyth

Fatel 's aswonowgh ‘vel Klypper Aberfala’,    

              Hwyth gwer hwyth

Splanna ‘vel arghans ‘wra hy hanvas ,

              Hwyth ow smatys hwyth

 

An gorhel Aberfala ma a dhe Jina

Hurrah ow mebyon gwren hy junya

An gorhel Aberfala ma a dhe Jina

Hurrah ow mebyon gwren hy junya

 

Piw yw hy Hapten a brederow’

‘Th yw an marner donsya koth Jack Sparrow

Piw yw hy Hapten a brederow’

‘Th yw an marner donsya koth Jack Sparrow

 

Ha pyth a brederow’ hwi bos hy harg

'Th yw kergys hi gans arghans heb mar

Ha pyth a brederow’ hwi bos hy harg

'Th yw kergys hi gans arghans heb mar

 

Gorhel Aberfala a dheuth y’n avon,

Gorhel Aberfala a dheuth y’n avon,

Fatel 's aswonowgh ‘vel Klypper Aberfala’,    

Splanna ‘vel arghans ‘wra hy hanvas ,

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English Words

Oh a Falmouth ship came down the river, blow boys blow

Oh a Falmouth ship came down that river, blow me bully boys blow

And how do you know she’s a Falmouth clipper, blow boys blow

Her masts and yards they shine like silver, blow me bully boys blow

 

This Falmouth ship she’s bound for China

Hurrah me lads let’s go and join her

This Falmouth ship she’s bound for China

Hurrah me lads let’s go and join her

 

And who d’ya think the Captain’s of her

It’s ol’ Jack Sparrow that dancin’ sailor

And who d’ya think the Captain’s of her

It’s ol’ Jack Sparrow that dancin’ sailor

 

And what d’ya think the cargo’s of her

She’s loaded all the way with silver

And what d’ya think the cargo’s of her

She’s loaded all the way with silver

Based on the "Yankee Clipper" adapted by Tir ha Tavas (Dave& Dee Brotherton)

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