Crowdy Crawn

Hospital Visiting

The Association aims to visit ANY Cornish person who is in hospital in London. If you are going into hospital, or know of a Cornish person who is, please contact us.

The Prayer of the London Cornish Association

Heavenly Father, we pray that you will look upon us, your servants, gathered in your house to praise your holy name for all the blessings you have been pleased to give us. We ask that you will bless our bonds of comradeship and fellowship, and grant that our love for homeland, with all its inexpressible beauty, may fill our hearts and lives with noble thoughts and deeds, with high ideals and with courage, strength and gentleness. May our memories and thoughts of our home land always be with us. We pray that you will bless us and all the people of Cornwall , and keep us under your protection. We ask this for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Trelawny
(London Cornish Association version)*

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 Cornishmen
Will know the reason why!

Chorus:

And have they fixed the where and when?
And 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 Michael’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?

Chorus:

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!

Chorus

*Note about the LCA version of Trelawny

The difference between the LCA version of Trelawny and the more common version lies in the first two lines of the chorus. For most people, the first two lines are – ‘And shall trelawny live or shall trelawny die’. At the LCA, we sing ‘And have they fixed the where and when? And shall Trelawny die?’

According to Charles Cox of the Hawker Society, the chorus sung by the LCA is the correct version, although in fact Hawker did not originally write it as a chorus – he wrote it as the second verse of the poem. It is not certain who was responsible for introducing the chorus.