Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir

Founded in 1928...

Pan fo’r Nos yn Hir

 

 

 


Written by Ryan Davies (1937 - 77), one of Wales’ most beloved composers. He was also a playwright, actor, music hall singer, and radio and television comedian. This piece was chosen by his wife to be played at his funeral.

When the night is long
__and the dawn is far away
Battling through the long hours
__without an hour’s sleep
Fighting, tossing and turning
__through the great, long hours
Without seeing the close of yesterday
__nor the end of my journey
Then through the black darkness
__I see your face
I remember the romance
__the eyelid closes
When the night is long.

Then through the black darkness
__I see your face
And fear doth retreat,
__dread disappears
When the night becomes day
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Translation attibuted to Irene Ryan-Davies

 

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