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Land Of My Fathers - Wales National Anthem (Paul Robeson)

Dear land of my fathers, whose glories were told
By bard and by minstrel who loved thee of old;
Dear country whose sires, that their sons might be free
Have suffered and perished for thee!

Wales! Wales! Land of mist and wild
Where'er I roam
Though far from my home
The mother is calling her child

The Lord of great Snowdon in brave days of yore (1)
for thee fought for freedom by Mona's green shore
their courage undaunted inspires all our lays
our harps here resound to their praise

Wales! Wales! Land of mist and wild
Where'er I roam
Though far from my home
The mother is calling her child

Wales! Wales! Land of mist and wild
Where'er I roam
Though far from my home
The mother is calling her child

Note

The Wales National Anthem as it was sung in English by the great singer and actor Paul Robeson. Published on the compilation "An Evening with Paul Robeson" (approx. 1960)

(1) "Snowdon" is the highest mountain in Wales, "Mona" is the original name for the isle of Anglesey, an island off the coast of Wales. "Yore" is an older term for old, "lays" is an older term for songs.

You can listen to this song in the interpretation of Paul Robeson on our YouTube channel (link)

Dall'album An Evening with Paul Robeson una trascinante interpretazione dell'inno nazionale del Galles (ma in inglese) da parte del grande attore e cantante americano.

Si puņ ascoltare questa canzone nella interpretazione di Paul Robeson sul canale YouTube di Musica (link)

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