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Cyfri'r Geifr (English: Counting the Goats) is a Welsh folk song. Both the tune and the words are traditional and have developed over the centuries.
The song begins at a slow pace but the speed is increased with each new verse. The first four lines are repeated before each new goat is counted. Further choruses can be added by choosing a new colour for the goat. For a real tongue twister, each verse is often
sung twice, doubling the speed the second time through. A pink goat is usually used for the last verse, as it is almost impossible to sing properly at any speed. The song is a popular test-piece in choral competitions and has been recorded by many singers and choirs.
Although up to sixteen version of the song have been identified, mainly regional, this version is the most common.
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