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What Song Ever Stopped A War?

Songbird Cooper
Language: English

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Blowin' in the Wind
(Bob Dylan)
Allentown
(Billy Joel)
Where Have all the Flowers Gone
(Pete Seeger)


Copyright 2004 by Songbird Cooper
From/da Centre For Political Song

A song in which are mentioned a number of other antiwar songs..."Which song ever stopped a war?", asks the author to himself. Maybe none. But this is no good reasong for giving up writing songs against war.

Una canzone in cui sono nominate diverse altre canzoni contro la guerra..."quale canzone ha mai fermato una guerra", si domanda l'autore? Nessuna, forse. Ma non è un buon motivo per smettere di scrivere canzoni contro la guerra.
What song ever stopped a war
Was it Blowin' in the Wind?
Did this warning kill the morning
Of the day a war begins?
Was the army kept in barracks
By the art of a Troubadour
Better ask yourself this question:
What song ever stopped a war

Chorus
What song ever stopped a war
Absolutely nothin' that what war's for,
What song ever
What song ever
What song ever
Stopped a war!

What song ever stopped a war:
Where Have all the Flowers Gone?
Did it reach a Marshall's heart
Or show any leaders war was wrong
Were the bombers kept in hangars
By a tune that can fly and soar
You better think about this question
What song ever stopped a war

Chorus

What song ever stopped a war
Did Billy Joel stop the fire
Did the sharpness of a lyric
Cut one stretch of razor wire
Did the General stop giving orders
Cause a song shook him to the core
You want to think about this question:
What song ever stopped a war

Chorus

What song ever stopped a war
One two three what we fightin' for?
What song ever
What song ever
What song ever
Stopped a war

Contributed by Riccardo Venturi - 2005/10/16 - 11:23



Language: Welsh

This is a Welsh translation of 'What Song Ever Stopped A War' by SongBird Cooper. SongBird(one of her pen names) lived in Wales as a young child. Her parents were born and bred in South Wales.

The English version of the song was first posted on Antiwar Songs website by Riccardo Venturi. Now translated from English to Welsh by the Poet, story writer, and novelist. Mike Jenkins.

Mike Jenkins:

A former winner of the Wales Book of the Year competition for Wanting to Belong (Seren), Jenkins is a former editor of Poetry Wales and a long-term co-editor of Red Poets.

https://www.mikejenkins.net/
PA GÂN SYDD ERIOED YN STOPIO RHYFEL?

Pa gân sydd erioed yn stopio rhyfel
Oedd e ‘Blowin in the Wind’?
A wnaeth y rhybudd hwn am ladd y bore
Y dydd y mae rhyfel yn dechrau?
Oedd y fyddin yn cael ei gadw mewn gwersyll milwrol
Trwy gelf Troubadour?
Gofynnwch y cwestiwn hwn yn well :
Pa gân sydd erioed yn stopio rhyfel

Pa gân sydd erioed yn stopio rhyfel,
Dim byd o gwbl dyna beth yw rhyfel,
Pa gân sydd erioed
Pa gân sydd erioed
Pa gân sydd erioed
Yn stopio rhyfel?

Pa gân sydd erioed yn stopio rhyfel
‘Where have all the flowers gone?’
A oedd yn cyrraedd calon Cadfridog
Neu ddangos yr arweinwyr taw mae rhyfel yn anghywir?
Oedd y bombwyr yn cael eu cadw mewn awyrendy
Gan alaw sy’n gallu hedfan ac ehedeg?
Byddai’n well i chi feddwl am y cwestiwn hwn
Pa gân sydd erioed yn stopio rhyfel?

Pa gân sydd erioed yn stopio rhyfel,
Dim byd o gwbl dyna beth yw rhyfel,
Pa gân sydd erioed
Pa gân sydd erioed
Pa gân sydd erioed
Yn stopio rhyfel?

Pa gân sydd erioed yn stopio rhyfel,
Oedd Billy Joel yn atal y tân?
Torriwch un rhan o wifren razor
Gan y geiriau siarp?
Oedd y Cadfridog yn stopio gorchmynion
Achos bod gan yn ei wneud yn wylo?
Mae angen meddwl am y cwestiwn hwn :
Pa gân sydd erioed yn stopio rhyfel?

Pa gân sydd erioed yn stopio rhyfel,
Dim byd o gwbl dyna beth yw rhyfel,
Pa gân sydd erioed
Pa gân sydd erioed
Pa gân sydd erioed
Yn stopio rhyfel?

2018/5/2 - 18:40



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