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the words

The words of this piece are those of an englyn by crowned bard Dafydd John Pritchard, written after first attending one of Côr ABC’s virtual rehearsals. Here is Dafydd reading it.

Er o bell, roedd herio byd heno’n gân 
     yn y gwaed, yn fywyd, 
  pob tôn yn fonllef hefyd, 
  yn un rhith, yn gôr o hyd.

Here is his adaptation of the words into English.

Yes, from a distance, but we fought back tonight, 
      our song being lifeblood,
   every note we sang, a cry,
   virtually one, a choir still.