Welsh childre's Hymn "Draw draw yn China"

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Re: Welsh childre's Hymn "Draw draw yn China"

by Guest Lloegr » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:07 pm

I was having a Welsh moment, having lived in y Lloegr for many years. We sang this in our Primary School in Cardiff in the 1970's! I've never been fluent in Welsh, but the lyrics sound very familiar and cringe worthy now. I'm sure it was translated in our school as 'Over in China, and next to Japan, little children like us live...' Either they couldn't speak Welsh, had changed the lyrics, or were hiding an outrageous racist agenda! And Mrs Davies seemed so nice...

Re: Welsh childre's Hymn "Draw draw yn China"

by NEJ » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:53 pm

I sang this in the 1950s at Coed-y-Brain Junior School in Llanbradach though we struggled with some of the Welsh words! It has remained in my memory ever since.

Re: Welsh childre's Hymn "Draw draw yn China"

by Selfelin » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:44 pm

Reading the comments......People are actually STILL singing this :o

Re: Welsh childre's Hymn "Draw draw yn China"

by Selfelin » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:42 pm

Afiach!!!! Y Cymry yn arddangos tybiaethau imperialaidd!!! Codi pwys arnai. Nhw a'u duw....dim yn waeth na'r prydeinwyr yn meddwl mae y ni wr orau!!!

Welsh childre's Hymn "Draw draw yn China"

by Guest » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:07 pm

We sing this song in Bessie's gwaun Valley every hen galan, I remember it being sang from as young as eight years old there, I'm now twenty three and were still singing it at nearly the end of the night

Welsh childre's Hymn "Draw draw yn China"

by Guest » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:43 pm

I remember singing this regularly in primary school Aberystwyth and like most other contributors here, loving it. I never realised just how un PC it was then but it's of it's time and just because we still remember the words it doesn't mean we necessarily subscribe to the sentiments expressed. Draw draw yn Iran? .... well perhaps that's taking it a little too far.

wel yn wir dyna beth syn
oen bach du a'i fam yn wyn!

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Welsh childre's Hymn "Draw draw yn China"

by Guest » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:14 pm

I just looked up this song- I never knew the translation being English with a welsh grandmother (I am 40!) My children now are learning through the welsh medium and I have tried to sing this song to them- I am sooo glad I found it. I too loved being sung this song as an infant and always takes me back to an innocent time.

Welsh childre's Hymn "Draw draw yn China"

by Guest » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:50 am

Utterly outrageous hymn! Even worse, in primary school in Cardiff in the 1970s we corrupted it to:

Draw draw yn China a thiroedd Japan
Plant bach melynion sy'n byw;
Dim ond Suzukis a Hondas pobman
Neb i ddweud am Dduw.
Iesu cofia'r plant
Iesu cofia'r plant
Anfon genhadon ymhell dros y byd
Iesu cofia'r plant.

Welsh childre's Hymn "Draw draw yn China"

by Guest » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:59 pm

Big up to Guest (10 April 2016).
Are you people actually kidding me?!

Welsh childre's Hymn "Draw draw yn China"

by Guest » Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:35 pm

are you people actually kidding me?

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