Anthony Hopkins sings Welsh language nursery rhyme in new video
Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins has published a video of himself singing a Welsh nursery rhyme.
The two time Best Actor Oscar winner has been visiting Wales for the last month and was filmed with a friend singing ‘Mae gen i dipyn o dy bach twt‘ (I have a little bit of a small house).
“Thank you Wales. Singing a Welsh childhood song with a dear friend,” he says.
The Welsh nursery rhyme first appeared in print in the book Emau i Blant (Gems for Children) published in 1906, but may be older.
The song also appeared on singer Dafydd Iwan’s collection of songs for children, Cwm Rhyd y Rhosyn.
“Mae gen i dipyn o dy bach twt, o dy bach twt, o dy bach twt. Mae gen i dipyn o dy bach twt, a’r gwynt i’r drws bob bore,” Anthony Hopkins sings in the video.
His unnamed friend comments that it’s “just lovely to see you all”. The video was published on Anthony Hopkins’ Instagram and Twitter.
Thank you, Wales 🏴 Singing a Welsh childhood song with a dear friend. pic.twitter.com/IGlRuYkEdz
— Anthony Hopkins (@AnthonyHopkins) May 2, 2021
It’s the second Welsh language video Anthony Hopkins has published in a few months, after quoting the William Morgan Bible in March.
In a video posted on Twitter he read from Eseciel 37: “Bu llaw yr Arglwydd arnaf, ac a’m dug allan yn ysbryd yr Arglwydd, ac a’m gosododd yng nghanol dyffryn, a hwnnw oedd yn llawn esgyrn.”
In English, it reads: “The hand of the Lord was upon me, and He carried me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones.”
The 83-year-old actor from Port Talbot then goes on to read in English a poem by Dylan Thomas, Fern Hill.
Today I celebrate life. pic.twitter.com/vVzs1qAYvB
— Anthony Hopkins (@AnthonyHopkins) March 20, 2021