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Dafydd Iwan – Yma O Hyd lyrics

Dwyt ti'm yn cofio Macsen,
Does neb yn ei nabod o;
Mae mil a chwe chant o flynyddoedd
Yn amser rhy hir I'are co'
Pan aeth Magnus Maximus o Gymru
Yn y flwyddyn tri-chant-wyth-tri,
A'n gadael yn genedl gyfan
A heddiw: wele ni

Ry'n ni yma o hyd,
Ry'n ni yma o hyd
Er gwaetha pawb a phopeth,
Er gwaetha pawb a phopeth

Ry'n ni yma o hyd.
Ry'n ni yma o hyd,
Er gwaetha pawb a phopeth,
Er gwaetha pawb a phopeth
Ry'n ni yma o hyd.

Chwythed y gwynt o'are Dwyrain,
Rhued y storm o'are mфare,
Hollted y mellt yr wybren
A gwaedded y daran encфare,
Llifed dagrau'are gwangalon
A llyfed y taeog y llawr
dued yw'are fagddu o'n cwmpas
Ry'n ni'n barod am doriad y wawr!


Cofiwn I Facsen Wledig
Adael ein gwlad yn
un darn
A bloeddiwn gerbron y gwledydd
'Mi fyddwn yma tan Ddydd y Farn! '
Er gwaetha pob Dic Sion Dafydd,
Er gwaetha 'rhen Fagi
a'i chriw
Byddwn yma hyd ddiwedd amser
A bydd yr iaith Gymraeg yn fyw!


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  • id_357846
    Edwyn Sassidy
    The song starts off by telling the story of Macsen Wledig, (Magnus Maximus) the roman emperor during 383AD. He came from Britain, and wanted to give more local power to Wales and thus allow Wales to rule themselves. However, he left Britain a few years later and by 388AD he was killed in battle. After he left, Wales was left as an independent nation, to fend for itself. Now, Dafydd Iwan is trying to say in this song how Wales has been here since the fall of the Roman Empire, and if they've survived up until now, then they won't be moved by England. Just like the song says, "despite every Dic Sion Dafydd, despite old Maggie and her crew, we'll be here until the end of time, and the Welsh language will live!" The song constantly mentions "Dydd Y Wawr" or "Judgment Day" as a reference to a discussion between King Henry II of England and a Welsh nobleman: "Never will it be destroyed by the wrath of man, unless the wrath of God be added, nor do I think that any other nation than this of Wales, or any other tongue, whatever may hereafter come to pass, shall on the day of the great reckoning before the Most High Judge, answer for this corner of the Earth."
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