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Folk Song

X:1 T:Song Of The Western Men C:Trad O:Cornwall Z:Webmaster K: W:1 W:A good sword and a trusty hand! A merry heart and true! W:King James's men shall understand what Cornish lads can do. W:And have they fix'd where and when? And shall Trelawny die? W:Here's twenty thousand Cornish men will know the reason why! W: W:(chorus) W:A good sword and a trusty hand! A merry hearts and true! W:King James's men shall understand what Cornish men can do. W: W:2 W:Out spake their captain brave and bold, a merry sight was he: W:If London Tow'r were Michael's hold, we'll set Trelawny free! W:We'll cross the Tamar, land to land, the Severn is not stay, W:With on and all, and hand in hand, and who shall bid us nay? " W: W:3 W:"And when we come to London Wall, a pleasant sight to view, W:Come forth! come forth, ye cowards all, here's men as good as you. " W:Trelawny he's in keep and hold, Trelawny he may die: W:But here's twenty thousand Cornish bold will know the reason why!" % X:2 T:Trelawny C:Trad C:Words - Robert Stephen Hawker (1804–1875) O:Cornwall Z:Webmaster K: W:1 W:A good sword and a trusty hand! W:A merry heart and true! W:King James's men shall understand W:What Cornish lads can do! W:And have they fixed the where and when? W:And shall Trelawny die? W:Here's twenty thousand Cornish men W:Will know the reason why! W: W:(chorus) W:And shall Trelawny live? W:Or shall Trelawny die? W:Here's twenty thousand Cornish men W:Will know the reason why! W: W:2 W:Out spake their Captain brave and bold: W:A merry wight was he: W:Though London Tower were Michael's hold, W:We'll set Trelawny free! W:We'll cross the Tamar, land to land: W:The Severn is no stay: W:With "one and all," and hand in hand; W:And who shall bid us nay? W: W:3 W:And when we come to London Wall, W:A pleasant sight to view, W:Come forth! come forth! ye cowards all: W:Here's men as good as you. W:Trelawny he's in keep and hold; W:Trelawny he may die: W:Here's twenty thousand Cornish bold W:Will know the reason why % % % % %

					
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