WELSH SPEAKER

Words and music, Roger Coghill

Verse 1

“Do you speak Welsh?” she asked me.

“No, not a word”, said I

“It’s not an easy language

For strangers who come by”.

“I wonder can you help me?”

She asked. I said I’d try.

“I left a raincoat in the car

And need it to keep dry.


Chorus

In Wales the rain falls on the plain

And hills again and yet again

We’re riddled with rheumatic pain

Lord knows how we all stand the strain.


Verse 2

“So whose coat is the jacket?”

I asked so as to know

I wasn’t going somewhere

I really shouldn’t go.

“I bought it in Port Talbot

When clouds were black as ink”

I answered “Well I never!”

“No one would ever think.”


Verse 3

“Could you just get it for me,

If I just tell you where?”

“No trouble, butt” I answered,

”If you just wait by there”.

“How kind”, she said “To save me

From my predicament”.

“I’m back now in a minute”

I told her as I went.


Chorus

In Wales the rain falls on the plain

And hills again and yet again

We’re riddled with rheumatic pain

Lord knows how we all stand the strain.



I brought her coat. “There’s lovely!”

To which she did reply

“You’re speaking Welsh like no one else,

Where did you learn it, Dai?”


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