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Traditional
  1. 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 fix’d where and when? And shall Trelawny die?
    Here’s twenty thousand Cornish men will know the reason why!
    A good sword and a trusty hand! A merry hearts and true!
    King James’s men shall understand what Cornish men can do.
  2. Out spake their captain brave and bold, a merry sight was he:
    “If London Tow’r were Michael’s hold, we’ll set Trelawny free!
    We’ll cross the Tamar, land to land, the Severn is not stay,
    With on and all, and hand in hand, and who shall bid us nay?”
    A good sword and a trusty hand! A merry hearts and true!
    King James’s men shall understand what Cornish men can do.
  3. “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!”
    A good sword and a trusty hand! A merry hearts and true!
    King James’s men shall understand what Cornish men can do.

From the collection Songs From Hazzards Huzzah