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05 Feb

Sosban Fach - Welsh Folk Song - Full Lyrics and English Translation

Posted by Becca Hemmings

This old Welsh folk song about a harried house wife is one of the most popular in Wales.

Talog Williams, (who was an accountant from Dowlais!) created the version which is commonly used today by altering a 1873 song by Mynyddog called 'Rheolau yr Aelwyd' (Rules of the home).


Welsh

 

Mae bys Meri-Ann wedi brifo,
A Dafydd y gwas ddim yn iach.
Mae'r baban yn y crud yn crio,
A'r gath wedi sgramo Joni bach.  

 

Sosban fach yn berwi ar y tân,
Sosban fawr yn berwi ar y llawr,
A'r gath wedi sgramo Joni bach.  

 

Dai bach y soldiwr,
Dai bach y soldiwr,
Dai bach y soldiwr,
A chwt ei grys e mas.  

 

Mae bys Meri-Ann wedi gwella,
A Dafydd y gwas yn ei fedd;
Mae'r baban yn y crud wedi tyfu,
A'r gath wedi huno mewn hedd.  

 

Sosban fach yn berwi ar y tân
Sosban fawr yn berwi ar y llawr
A'r gath wedi huno mewn hedd.  

 

Dai bach y sowldiwr,
Dai bach y sowldiwr,
Dai bach y sowldiwr,
A chwt ei grys e mas.  

 

Aeth hen Fari Jones i Ffair y Caerau
I brynu set o lestri de;
Ond mynd i'r ffos aeth Mari gyda'i llestri
Trwy yfed gormod lawer iawn o "de"  

 

Sosban fach yn berwi ar y tân
Sosban fawr yn berwi ar y llawr
A'r gath wedi huno mewn hedd.

 

English

 

Mary-Ann has hurt her finger,
And David the servant is not well.
The baby in the cradle is crying,
And the cat has scratched little Johnny.

A little saucepan is boiling on the fire,
A big saucepan is boiling on the floor,
And the cat has scratched little Johnny.

 

Little Dai the soldier,
Little Dai the soldier,
Little Dai the soldier,
And his shirt tail is hanging out.

  

Mary-Ann's finger has got better,
And David the servant is in his grave;
The baby in the cradle has grown up,
And the cat is "asleep in peace".  

 

A little saucepan is boiling on the fire,
A big saucepan is boiling on the floor,
And the cat is "asleep in peace".  

 

Little Dai the soldier,
Little Dai the soldier,
Little Dai the soldier,
And his shirt tail is hanging out.  

 

Old Mary Jones went to the fair in Caerau,
To buy a tea set;
But Mary and her teacups ended up in a ditch,
By drinking rather too much "tea".  

 

A little saucepan is boiling on the fire,
A big saucepan is boiling on the floor,
And the cat is "asleep in peace".

30 Jul

Daw Eto Haul Ar Fryn - Things Will Get Better - Some Lockdown Rainbows

Posted by Becca Hemmings

Daw Eto Haul Ar Fryn is the Welsh for Things Will Get Better, a perfect phrase to keep us going during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Rainbows have been chosen as a symbol of hope - a sign that the sun will come out after the storm. Children are being encouraged to paint pictures to place in their windows so other lock downed children (and adults!) can go on rainbow hunts. The bright colours also cheer passersby up!

The rainbow pictures started in Italy, with the slogan "andra tutto benne" ("everything will be all right") spreading quickly across the country, and has since gone internationally.

Here are some Welsh rainbow gifts for you and your loved ones. We also sell a watercolour a4 print for your window for just £2.50.

28 Jan

What does Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus Mean? Story Behind the Welsh Valentine's Day

Posted by Ann Hemmings

Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus means Happy St. Dwynwen's Day in Welsh. It is the Welsh version of Valentine's Day and fast becoming more and more popular each year.

I had a lovely phone interview with Dot Davies on BBC Radio Wales on Friday. She asked me the story behind the day. You can listen to an abridged version of the tale below. 


Dot Davies BBC Wales
Dot Davies - BBC Cymru

17 Oct

Enjoy a Welsh Hygge This Autumn! Our Top Ten Cosy Products.

Posted by Ann Hemmings

Hygge is the Danish word which focuses on finding pleasure from the simple things in life. Using hygge in your home means creating a peaceful, cosy and clutter free environment.

Though this applies to the whole year round, Autumn is the perfect time to apply this lifestyle to your own home! 

Here are 10 of our Welsh products thats are sure to promote a serene and comforting feeling in your household.

 

31 Jul

Sheep Foot Rest - Ewemoo - All The colours of the Rainbow!

Posted by Becca Hemmings in Product Feature

One of our most loved welsh gifts has got to be these charming sheep foot rests. These will look right at home in any living room and help you put your feet up.

Each sheep is handmade in South Wales between the breathtaking Brecon Beacons and the glorious beaches of the Gower Peninsular.

As they are made to order there is a wait time for these gifts, but they are certainly worth the wait! Now there is only one thing left to decide, which colour would you choose?

ewemoo sheep foot rest




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