Cornish Sea Shanties


Singing is a popular pastime in Cornwall both in bands and in less formal pub surroundings. Singing in Cornish pubs is often a spontaneous event and enjoyed by young and old alike.

Sea shanties were originally a way to keep the men on a ship working to a rhythm or as a team. Not a lot of work takes place nowadays while singing – in fact it is most definitely a social event.

 

Robbers Retreat


Robbers Retreat is also known as ‘The Cadgwith Anthem’. The line referring to the beauty of Kashmir is actually referring to a flower.

 

Trelawny


Trelawny is also known as ‘The Cornish Anthem’ or ‘The Song of the Western Men’. It was written by Robert Stephen Hawker in 1824. Robert Hawker was a vicar in Morwenstow in North Cornwall.

 

South Australia


Trelawny is also known as ‘The Cornish Anthem’ or ‘The Song of the Western Men’. It was written by Robert Stephen Hawker in 1824. Robert Hawker was a vicar in Morwenstow in North Cornwall.

Charity Songbook – only £2.50


The Mullion Inn Singers are a group of local people who sing together and perform for charity. They have produced a PDF song book for you to download which has the lyrics of many of the songs that are sung around Cornwall. All proceeds of this songbook go to charity.

The song book contains a whopping 64 different songs including…

 

Abide with Me
Amazing Grace
And ‘Tis My Delight’
A Soldiers Farewell
Ballad of Widecombe Fair
Black Eyed Doll
Black Velvet Band
Brightly Beams
By Cool Siloam
Calm Is The Sea
Camborne Hill
Church in the Wildwood
Cornish Maggie May
Cornish Nightingale
Cumbayah
Danny Boy
Deep Harmony
Dinah Wont Blow your Horn
Dirty Old Town
Eternal Father
Fields of Athenry
Gwahoddiad
Hail to The Homeland
Home For Flora
I Had a Horseshoe
Jacob’s Ladder
Lamorna
Lilly of the Valley
Little Brown Jug
Little Eyes
Maid of Amsterdam
Mingulay Boat Song
Molly Malone
Moonlight
Morte Christi (When I Survey)
My Grandfathers Clock
Newquay Fishermans Song
Oggie Land
Ol’ Jonny Bugger
Old Time Religion
Padstow Morning Song
Poor Old Joe
Rio Grande
Robbers Retreat
Row Boatman Row
Shenandoah
Shoals of Herring
Sloop John B
Song of the Jolly Roger
South Australia
Spanish Ladies
Steal Away
Battle of Jericho
The Fisherman and his Little Child
The Irish Rover
The Lords My Shepherd
There is a Green Hill Far Away
The Sailor and His True Love
Trelawny
Vive L’Amour
White Rose
Wild Rover
Will Your Anchor Hold
Worried Man

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