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I was listening to the Russian oktavists, and thinking, There must be a Welshman in here somewhere...finally came upon these folks, the London Welsh Rugby Club and they are singing it, the Welsh national anthem! ...and on St. David's Day too, however I am not seeing that famous Red Dragon...

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I have never heard the Welsh Anthem.

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Hi Kninjanin, no I had never heard it either...I thought the rendering of this chorus, many old like me was very enjoyable!

Oh, and on YouTube the other day, I came upon a documentary about the city of Sarajevo. I bookmarked it for later, and looking forward to watching it someday soon.

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Who made documentary? Sarajevo is a capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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The title of the documentary is 'Sarajevo; the Unusual Capital City,' and here are the liner notes:

"Gavin Stamp retraces the route of the old Orient Express, from London, via Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, to Istanbul, in search of the treasures of ‘Old Europe'. Stamp's adventures on and off the train are punctuated by his candid, entertaining reflections on life, the world, and the strange and wonderful people he meets."

I also watched a documentary on the Orient Express, and all that its promoter endured so that the train could be built...I recall his name was (I think it was) Nagelmacher, it translates as 'nail-maker'...
The Orient Express was originally built for luxury; even the best chefs were hired. The photos of the train's interior were beautiful.
Here is the link for the documentary on Sarajevo:
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I must use VPN to watch this video.

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Kninjanin, just now I watched about half of the documentary...and much of it is about the war in the 1990's.

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I am Welsh and i speak Welsh.

Here it is with all three verses and an English translation.

Wasn’t written to be our anthem but it became just that.

I may have old post on here about the anthems history.


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Oh Sir Furry, that is beautiful, and I loved seeing the verses printed out! idk, there is something about the written Welsh that is just entrancing...as you know, I take a special delight in the kitty-hiss ll sound...

Before I found this men's chorus, YouTube showed me a rugby game, where the audience sang the Welsh anthem...and they sang the anthem very loud, with immense enthusiasm! I wonder, do you think the Welsh are typically quite patriotic, or was that rugby crowd's enthusiasm not really typical, would you say?

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Oh..it is very typical.

I get goosebumps when the anthem is played at a rugby match.

I’m convinced many have no idea what they are singing about!

And few know the second and third verses.


And I found this....nothing to do with Wales but it is about anthems


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One of USA very most patriotic songs is "My Country 'Tis of Thee," to the tune of GOD SAVE THE QUEEN (or King).

Do you think those many Welsh do not know what they are singing about because not everyone knows the Welsh language? But they know it is their anthem, and they love Wales, so they just belt it out?

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Well, SFA, any country that admires poets and singers in its national anthem has my vote!   :)

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Since it is in a different language, it will take a lot of effort and days for me to sing it. I'm not even sure if I can pronounce all the words in the Indian National anthem correctly which is in the Bengali language.
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I agree Dan, it would take many days and much effort for me to sing it, also! 

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Try this folks

My hane  ooh-lard vung had i 

Un ann oil e me

Goo-lard by-Rudd a can Torry on N-wog-e-on oh vree

I goo-rol ruff-vel-we’re goo-lard Gar-we’re tra maaad

Tross Rudd-ith col-ass-ant I gwayed

Try 

Goo-lard Goo-lard 

Plaid-e-Oll oove eeem goo-lard 

Tra more un veer

E beer horff by 

Oh budd-ith eer hane-e-aeth bar-high.







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Oh that does it, SFA, I am right on top of that anthem now! (sigh :silly:)

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@ SFA: 

Well, if I read your transliteration, it would be ok, but memorizing it would be quite another matter. :D

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No, but I can compose a limerick in its honor:

There once was a national anthem, 

Not WELL-known in London or Grantham.

It glorified poets

And singers, and so it's

From WALES, where the Welsh folk began them.   :)

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Oh Tink (O'Tink), that is so wonderful...I was just thinking about you today...if only, instead of holding more wars, we could just send Tink With Limericks! THAT should fix 'em!

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Thank you so much, Virginia.

But I'm afraid it will take more than limericks to stop Putin.   :'(

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..:D

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Maybe...but then maybe you underestimate the power of your limericks, too!  :blink:  :angry:  :)

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I would have to try to sneak them to Russia in on the Dark Web.   8-)

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Oh yes I like it, that's very nice idea! And oh the devious, surreptitious, dastardly plots we hatch up here on SOLVED...:O  :woot:  <3

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There are ways of achieving this........ask an expert :D

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Tink, and Sir Furry too...Tink has mentioned my habitation in the clean fresh air of nature...well, I know from my life in the countryside that you can accomplish wonderful things with just a sense of humour, I have seen it all my life...potential quarrels just dissolving in laughter...and conversely, it is still a wonder to me to find folk with NO sense of humour at all...taking offense at everything...

Anyway, Putin/Biden, whoever, could not carry on so...without us the hoi polloi...what if they tried to give a war and people just laughed them off?

Didge, who has come here a few times, he told me of reading about a bunch of Russian soldiers, youngsters, sent to Ukraine, but they thought it was just another exercise. And when they learned they were actually supposed to point their guns at people with live ammunition, the young Russians simply laid down those guns, went over and promptly surrendered to the Ukrainians.

I want to focus on the Russian oktavists, the Olympic skaters, the literature of Tolstoy, etc...the humanity.... I am not going to their war, I don't like it, I like the dancing and the wonderful limericks.

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