Trelawny II

as arranged and sung by N. B. Bullen
Lyrics by Robert Stephen Hawker (1804–1875)

A good sword and a trusty hand,
A merry heart and true!
King James’s men shall understand
what Cornish lads can do.

And have they fixed the where and when?
And shall Trelawny die?
Here’s twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!

And shall Trelawny live?
Or shall Trelawny die?
Here’s twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!

Out spake their Captain brave and bold,
A merry wight was he,
If London Tow’r were Michaels’s hold,
we’d set Trelawny free.

We’ll cross the Tamar, land to land,
The Severn is no stay,
with “One and All,” and hand in hand,
And who shall bid us nay?


And when we come to London Wall,
A pleasant sight to view,
Come forth! come forth, ye cowards all!
Here’s men as good as you.

Trelawny, he’s in keep and hold,
Trelawny, he may die,
But here’s twenty thousand Cornish bold
Will know the reason why!


Trelawny in Cornish Gaelic

Verse 1 

Gans cledha da yn dorn yu lei
Gwyr, lowen an golon
Yth aswon Myghtern Jamys fel
Pandr’ wrello Kernewon
Yu ordnys Ie ha prys ancow?
Trelawny dos dh’y fyn?
Mes ugans myl an dus Kernow
Gothfos an praga ‘vyn


A vew Trelawny bras?
‘Verow Trelawny bras?
Otomma ugans myl Kernow
A woffyth oil an cos

Verse 2 

Yn meth an Capten, bew y wos
Gwas jolyf yn mysk cans
Tour Loundres kyn fe Carrek Los
Y’n dylerfsen dewhans
Ny a dres Tamar, tyr dhe dyr
By ‘ny vyth Havren let
Ha scoth ryp scoth, cowetha gwyr
Pyu orthyn-ny a set?

Verse 3 

Devedhys bys yn Fos Loundres
Gwel dek dhyn, ny a gry
Deugh mes, ownegyon oil, deugh mes
Gwell on. agesough-why
Trelawny yu avel felon
Fast yn cargharow tyn
Mes ugans myl a Gernewon
Gothfos an ken a vyn

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