Welsh National Anthem
Wales National Anthem Lyrics
Hen Wlad fy Nhadau
(Land of my Fathers)
The Welsh National Anthem
Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion enwogion o fri
Ei gwrol ryfelwr, gwlad garwyr tra mad
Tros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.
Pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad,
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau
O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau
Land of my Fathers, O land of the free,
A land of poets and minstrels, famed men.
Her brave warriors, patriots much blessed,
It was for freedom that they lost their blood.
I am devoted to my country.
So long as the sea is a wall to this fair beautiful land,
May the ancient language remain.
Learn the Welsh National Anthem Phonetically
These are the words to the Welsh national anthem, spelt phonetically.
Learn them and sing your heart out at rugby games and special events!
My hen oo-lad vurr n'had-die un ann-wil ee mee
goo-lard bay-rdd* a ch**ann-tor-eon
enn wog eon o vree
ane goo-rol ruvv-el-weir
goo-lard gar-weir tra mard
dross rudd*-id cor-ll***ar-sant ay goo-eyed.
played-eeyol weave eem goo-lard
tra more un beer, ear beer horff bye
O budd*-ed eer hen ee-eye-th bar hi.
*There are two "th" sounds in Welsh as there are in English but in Welsh, they are spelled differently."Th" in Welsh is pronounced as in English "think" or "fourth". "Dd" is pronounced as in "this" or "that".
** "ch" is pronounced as in "loch" or "Bach"
*** "ll" is a cross between an "l" and an "s"