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Happy St. Piran's Day 
5th-Mar-2016 02:31 pm
James with Halo!
In Britain there are 4 well-known Patron Saints. However having lived in the county of Cornwall (the most S.W. in England), I have to celebrate St. Piran ... the patron saint of Cornwall.

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Cornwall is also a Duchy (Prince Charles and Camilla and their Duke & Duchess) ... while those who live there like to think of it as a separate county. However if you look ata map, there are 2 rivers separating Cornwall to the rest of England, with only a very short distance that is actually land.

For those who want to read more, then look here

The Cornish National Anthem - Trelawny


And, of course, in Cornish -


And, if you want to sing along -

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?
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:
Though London Tower were Michael's hold,
We'll 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 shall Trelawny live?
And shall Trelawny die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!

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:
Here's twenty thousand Cornish bold
Will know the reason why

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


And, if you want to be authentic -

'Ma lel an leuv, 'ma'n kledha mas
'Ma'n golon lowen, gwir!
Tus Mytern Jams 'wra konvedhes
Pandr'yll Kernowyon sur!

Yw ornys le ha prys ankow?
'Verow Trelawny bras?
Mes ugans mil a dus Kernow
A wodhvydh oll an kas.

'Verow Trelawny bras?
'Verow Trelawny bras?
Mes ugens mil a dus Kernow
A wodhvydh oll an kas.
'Medh aga Hapten, krev ha dreus,
Gwas lowen ev a veu,
"A pe Tour Loundres Karrek Loos,
Ni a'n kergh mes a'n le."

"Ni 'dres an Tamar, tir dhe dir,
A pe 'vel Havren down,
Onan hag oll, dhe'n den eus fur;
Dhe'gan lettya 'fedh own."

'Verow Trelawny bras?
'Verow Trelawny bras?
Mes ugens mil a dus Kernow
A wodhvydh oll an kas.
"Pan wrellen dos dhe Fos Loundres,
Dhe wel a bleg dhyn ni;
Ownegyon oll, gwrewgh dos yn-mes
Dhe dus eus gwell eso'hwi!”

"Yn karhar kelmys rag ankow
Mirowgh Trelawny bras!
Mes ugans mil a dus Kernow
A wodhvydh oll an kas."

'Verow Trelawny bras?
'Verow Trelawny bras?
Mes ugens mil a dus Kernow
A wodhvydh oll an kas.
Comments 
5th-Mar-2016 03:44 pm (UTC)
Happy St. Piran's day to you and yours. I'm not surprised that the people of Cornwall see themselves as a bit separate. Cornwall if one of the "7 Celtic Nations" after all and that is a different history and ethnic connection altogether.

Love and *hugs*
Kathleen
5th-Mar-2016 04:00 pm (UTC)
So true. Their language is similar to the other Celtic languages, and with their geography it makes them "special"
5th-Mar-2016 06:43 pm (UTC)
I was completely unaware that there was a patron saint of Cornwall!
7th-Mar-2016 01:51 pm (UTC)
So was I until I lived there!
5th-Mar-2016 08:05 pm (UTC)
I wish to lay a protest down here.

Cornwall is not part of England!

Indeed, Kernow should lay claim to lands deprived of their rightful rules by Aethelstan.

*nods defiantly*

kerk
7th-Mar-2016 01:52 pm (UTC)
*g* ... you must be friends with my Bude friends. They say the same.
5th-Mar-2016 10:36 pm (UTC)
Happy St Pirin's Day - I hope you celebrated with proper pasties and a nice cream scone!

I remember learning Trelawny from the BBC Singing Together programmes about 50 years ago. (How can it be so long ago...?)
7th-Mar-2016 01:53 pm (UTC)
When I was living in Bude, the orchestra had done a few "Last Nights of the Proms", and rather than starting with the National Anthem, we had Trelawney. So I have played it many times .... but never sang it!
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