Sosban fach

This is a Welsh folk song is one of the best known and is often sung at rugby matches, especially when the Llanelli Scarlets () are playing.

Sosban fach

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 sgrapo Joni bach.

Dai bach y sowldiwr,
Dai bach y sowldiwr,
Dai bach y sowldiwr,
A gwt 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.

Little Saucepan

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'.


Links

Information about this song, lyrics and translations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sosban_Fach
http://www.welsh-nutter.co.uk/songs/sospanfach.html

Recordings of this song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5TN26-8pTw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-TgTPv8brI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYYUAib5EWo
http://www.sing4wales.com/saesneg/?page_id=10

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