Welsh national anthem lyrics: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau – Land of Our Fathers in English and Welsh – The US Sun
THERE are very few national anthems in the world crowned with the pride and fierceness of Welshman Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.
The song, which translates to English as ‘Land of My Fathers’, is one of the most recognizable in global sport – with Welsh fans belting out the famous lyrics for the Wales vs Ireland Six Nations game.
At rugby matches at Principality Stadium and Wales national football team matches at Cardiff City Stadium, the anthem has become synonymous with the Welsh attitude to major sporting events.
What are the lyrics to Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau in Welsh?
Usually only the first verse and chorus is sung at sporting events, but we’ve recorded the whole crowd for you ready enough to see the whole thing.
Mae Henne wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
Egg Gwrol Ryfelwyr, Gwladgarwyr tra mad,
Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.
Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf I am gwlad.
Tra môr yn fur i’r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i’r hen iaith barhau.
Hen Gymru fynyddig, paradwys y bardd,
Pob dyffryn, pob clogwyn, I’m golwg sydd hardd;
Trwy deimlad gwladgarol, mor swynol yw si
Ei nentydd, afonydd, i mi.
Os treisiodd y gelyn fy ngwlad tan ei droed,
Mae hen iaith y Cymru mor fyw ag erioed,
Ni luddiwyd yr awen gan erchyll law brad,
Na thelyn berseiol fy ngwlad.
What are the lyrics in English?
Of course, as the anthem is sung in Welsh, this is just the translation and isn’t blared out like that during the Six Nations.
But it’s good to know what the lyrics mean — and they’re appropriately patriotic.
This land of my fathers is dear to me,
Land of poets and singers and people of stature,
Your brave warriors, fine patriots,
Shed their blood for freedom.
Country! Country! I am loyal to my country!
As long as the sea serves as a wall to this pure, dear land.
May the language endure forever.
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