Anthony Thornley wrote:
I was wondering, and hoping and praying someone might be able to help me… my daughter keeps singing a welsh song about knowing her numbers, recabra recabra or something similar… if anyone can point me in the right direction i would really appreciate it.
If anyone can help, please let us know in the comments below.
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January 4th, 2010 at 6:29 pm
Barb Aiello commented:
“This is a relatively well known ‘English’ Renaissance period counting tune- not sure it’s the right one, tho. Might have Welsh roots.
GREEN GROW THE RUSHES HO
I’ll sing thee one, ho
green grow the rushes, ho!
what is your one ho?
one is all and all alone and ever more shall it be so I’ll sing thee two, ho green grow the rushes, ho!
what is your two ho?
two, two pretty white boys
clothed all in green, oh
one is all and all alone and ever more shall it be so
Repeat for Each
three, three the rivals
four for the gospel makers
five for the symbols at your door
six for the six proud walkers
seven for the seven stars in the sky
eight for the April rainers
nine for the nine bright shiners
ten for the ten commandments
eleven for the eleven who went to heaven
twelve for the twelve apostles.”
August 24th, 2013 at 9:11 am
I realise this post may be a bit late but thought that the song may be this one with the lyrics “Ribidi, ribidi, ribidires” It is the only one I could think of which is a bit similar to ‘recabra recabra’
it is about counting the animals getting on to the ark
Hope it helps x
I mewn i’r arch â nhw
1. Yr ellifant mawr a’r cangarw i mewn a’r arch â nhw
Ni welsoch chi ‘rioed y fath halibalw i mewn a’r arch â nhw
Cytgan: Ribidi, ribidi, ribidrês (x 2)
Ribidirês, ribidirês, i mewn i’r aech â nhw.
2. Dau fustach, dau darw, dwy Fuwch a dau Lo imewn a’r arch â nhw
A dau aligêtor a dau hipopo i mewn a’r arch â nhw.
3. Jiráff mawr melyn a’i gyddfai fel rhaff i mewn a’r arch â nhw
Yn fawr iawn eu diolch am gael bod yn saff i mewn a’r arch â nhw.
4. Y llygoed oedd yno, un bach ac un mawr i mewn a’r arch â nhw
Yn rhedeg o gwmpas ar ras hyd y llawr i mewn a’r arch â nhw