Translation:Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

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Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau  (1856) 
by Evan James, translated from Welsh by Wikisource
Though it has no official or legal status, this anthem is recognised and used at both national and local events in Wales. Translation contributed by User:
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The old land of my fathers is dear to me,
Land of poets and singers, famous men of renown;
Her brave warriors, very good patriots,
For freedom shed their blood.

      Land, land, I'm for my land.
      While the sea is a wall to the pure, dear country,
      O let the old language continue.

Old mountainous Wales, paradise of the poets,
Every valley, every cliff is beautiful to my sight.
Through patriotic feeling, so charming is the murmur
Of her brooks, rivers, to me.

If the enemy oppresses my land under his foot,
The old language of the Welsh is as alive as ever.
The muse is not hindered by the hideous hand of treason,
Nor [is] the melodious harp of my country.

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