Thursday, January 09, 2003

Ancient History of Britain

2.5 million BC Homo Habilis First human hunter-gatherers
100,000 BC First homo sapiens sapiens, birth of our own human species.
35,000 BC Reached Europe and as far as Australia.
8000 BC Birth of farming. Homo Sapiens Sapiens built the first towns, notably Catal Huyuk
in Turkey, and Jericho in Palestine.

5000 BC Summerian civilisation in southern Iraq between the Tigirs and Euphrates rivers. They knew the planets as far out as Neptune; (we discovered Neptune in 1950), their creation story was that the moons of an eliptical planet smashed into a planet called Tiamat 432,000,000,000 years ago; two thirds of the remains became the Earth and one of the wandering moons was captured by the earth's gravity, becomming our moon. They had about 100 "gods" living with them who had rocket technology not much better than NASA's today. They interfered with the DNA of humans, animals and plants, explaining why the DNA trees don't link up properly, and why there is no smooth descent from Neathandal man. These people were also the Greek Gods, who could do amazing things including fly - not really amazing, they had aeroplanes. One of these "Gods" felt guilty they had messed up our planet, and to atone for his sins set up a religion to benefit mankind. He is known today as "The God of Abraham". These "Gods" lived about a thousand years - so did the early biblical characters who interbred with them and benefited from their DNA. In 2,000 AD they had a massive Nuclear accident at their spaceport on at Mount Sinai; they knew the fallout cloud was comming and some went to Babylon. Lot, Abraham's Brother, saw the same fallout cloud and his wife was turned into a pillar of salt by it. The last of these gods had died by about 1500BC (or was it the year 0 and did he send his own son to replace him?) The bible is a computer database far more sophisticated than anything Informix or Oracle can offer us today; each character in the bible (particularly the first 5 books) is used multiple times in different contexts. It was clearly written by a computer. One day it will be fully decoded.

5000 BC Egyptian civilisation began
4122 BC Adam born. Eve. Cain, Abel, Seth
3434 BC Building began on the Egyptian pyramids, Architect Enoch. They were expert astronomers, and knew the dimensions of the earth accurately. Quite capable of navigating to South America, where similar pyramids were built. Their unit of length was the inch, the same inch we use today.
2800 BC Stonehenge started.
2500 BC Noah Ham, Sham, Japeth. The flood.

2144 BC Abraham goes to Ur - in Summeria. Had son Issac; Issac's sons were Esau, and Jacob
1892 BC Jacob renamed Israel. Israel had 12 sons, who became the 12 tribes of Israel, one of
which was the tribe of Judah, known as the Jews.

(Tribe of Joseph split in two: Ephraim & Manessah = 13 tribes)
1456 BC Moses Exodus Some Israelites (part of the tribe of Dan) go to Troy, become the
Trojans, others go to the British Isles; avoid 40 years in the desert.
First Celts travel to British Isles. Their language, Cornish or Gaelic, is Hebrew, the only original Hebrew still spoken today. (The Jews speak Yiddish Hebrew, created in the 6th century BC). The Celt Druids ("Hidden people") worshiped an invisible God, believed in an immortal soul and a holy trinity (triad), one part being an awaited Messiah called Yesu, carried replica Arks of the Covenant before religious processions, so were called "Brit - ish" ie "Covenant people".

The Phoenecians surfaced at the same time and in the same place as the Israelites arrival in Israel. They either lived on top of one another or were the same people. A major trade route was to Cornwall for metals. When they settled in cities (eg Carthage near Lybia), their customs and religion were Israelite. Until 600BC they had an instrument which performed the functions of a sextant. By 300 BC the Pheoencians had migrated westward out of the Mediterannean. Their ships were very similar to those of the Vikings a thousand years later.

1434 BC Heremon crowned King of Ireland (Zarah Judah line - red hand. Scarlett cord + Star of David still in Ulster's flag.)
1103 BC Brutus, grandson of the Trojan King Aeneas (a Trojan descended from Zarah, Judah's first born) rounded up hundreds of those defeated at the siege of Troy and travelled to Spain. Arrive England 1103 and rename Landin the city of New Troy, later renamed London.
1004 BC King David. Crowned on Jacobs Pillow. Descended from Judah's second son, Pharez. Visited Ireland. Promised his house and throne would last forever in II Samuel 7:16 and other places. Army: 1,570,000 men: 1 Chron 21:5. With the "Phoenecian" Navy he ruled from Gibralter to Iran.
975 BC Solomon crowned on Jacobs Pillow by Zadok. Builds temple; uses tin, silver etc. supplied by Israelites (Celts) in Cornwall.
927 BC King Rehoboam. From now on, I Kings 12 21-23: the "House of Judah" (the Tribe of Judah, the Jews) in the South is separate from the 10 tribes of the "House of Israel" in the North. Temple sacked for first time, by Egyptians
Tribe of Dan got to Ireland, married into crown. The Druids there already worshiped Jehovah.

722 BC Tribes of Northern Israel carried off from Samaria to Assyria, became "The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel". Migrate from Media, via Scythia, Galatia, Ephesia west through Europe; first wave also known as Celts.
Note these Israelites were never Jews; you had to be from the tribe of Judah to be Jewish.

600 BC Remaining Zarahite-Judah Milesians left Spain; married into the Irish crown .
583 BC Tribe of Judah (The Jews) taken to Babylon by Nebucanessar, where he murdered the princes and blinded King Zedekiah, the last king to rule in Israel. The prophet Jeremiah took Zedekiah's daughter, Princess Tea (Tamar)-Tephi (David-Judah) to Ireland, and married her to the Zarahite Judah Eochaidh, King of Ireland. Throne moves to Tara (Torah). Brought Jacob's Pillow (the Stone of Destiny) for the coronation, Judah's harp (the harp is now the symbol of Ireland), a large chest etc. Founded colleges. Tamar buried at Tara with chest.

390 BC A Celtic army led by English princes Belinus and Brennus captures Rome.
The British, who were a wealthy trading nation thanks to Cornish tin and other metals, had spoken Greek to trade, now spoke Latin also, and were the only non Roman nation to be free men in Rome.
113 - 101 BC Roman armies defeated by British coming to aid of the Celtic Gauls.
55 BC Julius Ceasar, "Veni Vidi Vici". Deafeated by British, fails even to establish a camp, retreats to France. Roman writers poke fun: I came, I saw, I went back home."
2 BC 29th September. Birth of Jesus.

14 AD onwards. Jesus visits England with Joseph of Arimathea, Nobilis Decurion. Carpenter's apprentiship served here? See writings of St Augustine, 597AD, Gildas the Wise, 550 AD.
20 AD Jesus involved with mining in Cornwall and as far east as the Mendip hills and Priddy in Somerset. Jesus built a house at Glastonbury. (He also travelled to India on wealthy Joseph's ships) Jesus stays at 12 locations in Cornwall including landing at the Pool, St Just in Roseland, (church site), Place Manor, St Mawes, and the Strand (The Moor) in Falmouth, 3 in Somerset, 1 in Gloucestershire and one in Ireland.
At this time King Cunobelinus, Arvirgaus' father, has his Royal Mint at Colchester.
34 AD March 21st Jesus's death.
Mathew 10: 5-6 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:[6] But go rather to the lost sheep of the House of Israel. - The 12 disciples were NOT to go to the Gentiles. The church mislead us here. (and see ch15v24)

AD 36 Christian persecution. Joseph of Arimathea leaves Israel in open boat; arr. Marseilles with the Virgin Mary and a total of 12 apostles; they immigrate permanently to Britain. Given 160 tax free acres at Glastonbury each. Buried Glastonbury Mary AD 48 , Joseph AD 82. Joseph of Arimathea built the world's first Christian church at Glastonbury, and his family married into the English Royal family (he was David-Judah). The holy Grail is buried there.

Joseph baptizes Arviragus Prince of Cornwall, later king of Southern England, as a Christian. Gave him the long cross as his coat of arms, thenceforth always carried in to battle (later known as St George's Cross). St Paul preached from Ludgate Hill London (Cathederal site), St Paul's Woods, Portsmouth, and Bangor, Wales (Abbey site). The British Royal Family were all converted to Christianity, and in the ensuing battles against the Romans the British armies fought as Christians.

42 AD Emperor Claudius of Rome decrees destruction of every British Christian or Druid, British institutions and libraries. See Roman writer Suetonius. Most of British ancient history destroyed and re-written to suit the barbaric Romans.
43 Aulus Plautius encamps at Chichester to carry out Claudius's edict. Advanced defeated by British Silurian army and King Guiderius, elder brother to Arviragus, (second in command). Second battle Guideras killed, first king to be martyred for Christianity. Arviragus now King and commander. His senior cousin, welsh King Caradoc /Caractacus now brought into war, elected Pendragon - CIC. Held Romans at bay in 36 battles over 9 years.
45 Claudius asks for peace at Brandon Camp. Caractacus and Arviragas invited to Rome to negotiate an armistice. Claudius offers his daughter Venius Julia to Arviragus; they are married to seal the peace (she is of Trojan stock). Same year Charactacus's sister, Gladys ("Princess!") married Aulus Plautius. Like many of the trading British she spoke Celtic and Latin but was an authority on Greek; the Romans named her Pomponia Graecina. Plautius later became Christian. St Peter and St Paul visited them in Rome. War restarted after 6 months.
St Paul wrote to the Lost Ten Tribes in his Epistles to the Galatians, Ephesians, and to the British Royal Family in Rome (Epistle to the Romans).
48 Ad King Conor Macnessa of Ulster sent priests to Avalon to record the Christian word.
St Peter the disciple preached at the sites of Westminster Abbey and St Peter's church, Cornhill in London.
52 Ostorius Scapula (replaced Plautius); Titus (who later scattered the Jews, AD 70), Geta, and the Emperor Claudius himself all came to Britain to defeat Caractacus (at Clune), who was betrayed by Cartismanda, Queen of the Brigantes (Yorkshire) and carried off to Rome with 3 generations of his family. Caractacus made famous speech to Roman senate in Latin. Instead of the usual brutal Roman death they were set free on his promise to remain in Rome for 7 years and thereafter not to take part in war against the Romans. Arviragus resumed command of the British army for several more years. Defeated Aulus Didius (Didius Gallus who founded Caer Dydd Cardiff) and Suetonius Paulinus; who then massacred thousands of English women, children and priests under the pretext of a truce.
53 Caractus's second daughter, also called Gladys, "adopted" by Emporer Claudius, renamed Claudia, Christian marriage to Rufus Pudens Pudentius (St Pauls' half brother, Romans 16:13) (A de C of Plautius while in Britain) at the Palatium Britannicum in Rome. Caractacus gave the British Palace in Rome to the Pudentius's,
58 British Royal family founds first Christian church in Rome.
58 Linus, (see II Tim 4:21) Caractacus's second son, Ordained by St Paul, became the first Bishop Of Rome (after St Peter's death there). Pudentius eldest, Timotheus, gave the British palace to the first Christian Church of Rome. He and siblings died as martys for Christ.
59 St Aristobulus, (appointed Bishop of Britain by St Paul), brother of disciple Barnabus, murdered by Romans in St Albans, near London.
The Disciple Andrew of Galilee, Peter's brother, preached in Scotland about this time.

60 Prasutagus, King of the Iceni in Anglia, dies; wife Boudicea (Caractacus was her uncle) becomes Queen. The Romans travelling through East Anglia under the then peace treaty suddenly attack, butchering the people and stripping their wealth. Boudicea is flogged and her daughters raped by the Romans. (Only one in ten men survived a barbaric Roman flogging). She raises a local army which eventually grew to 230,000; not clear if Arviragus supports her (he may have been observing a peace treaty) and she burns London, Colchester and St Albans to the ground; 80,000 Romans killed.
Later, cut off from most of her troops at Warwick , she poisoned herself. The battle ceased on news of her death; the Romans signed a treaty with the Iceni, restoring their wealth.
61 10th May. Simon, one of the original 12 disciples from Galilee, crucified by Roman
Catus Decanius at Caistor, Linconshire, buried there.
70 AD Titus drives the Jews, the last remaining tribe, out of Israel. They are scattered around the world (mostly living as guests of other Israelite tribes without knowing it) for 1878 years. Leviticus 26 17:33.
86 treaty of Agricola. Romans actually observed it, peace in England for 200 years.
Several Roman Emperors ruled Rome from York in Yorkshire, England.
110 Writer Ptolemy states there were 56 large British cities
156 AD Winchester edict of British King Lucius formally establishing the Christian Church.

By 250 Around 6 million? murdered christians buried in 550 miles of Rome's catacombs.
265 British King Coel (a merry old soul) of Colchester has a daughter, Elaine. Erudite and Christian, she marries the Roman Constantius Chlorus and has a son, Constantine.
287 Admiral Carausius, a Menapian, arrives with ships and declares himself Emperor at York.
294 Allectus murders him in York and is Roman Emperor for 2 years.
296 Constantius Chlorus defeats Allectus in battle and rules Rome from York for 10 years. King Coel's daughter, the English Elaine, is Empress of Rome. Chlorus dies 306 AD.
306 Their son, the British and Christian Constantine, declares himself Emperor of Rome at York, England. (the only Christian Roman Emperor)
312 Constantine with a British army defeats Maximillian of Germany at the Tiber river, Rome. After crowning in Rome declares Rome Christian. Moves throne to Constantinople. His English Mum, Elaine "The Empress Helena" builds cathedral at Treves, dies in 336.
337 Emperor Constantine dies, splits empire between 3 sons - African, Byzantine, Roman.
350 Roman Catholics founded in Rome, 200 years after the Christian Church was formally established in England, and 310 years after the British Royal family became Christian. Ooops, sorry Roman Catholics!!

450 Maelgwyn of Llandaff records that Joseph and his eleven companions were buried at Glastobury and his toombstone reads "I came to the Britons after I buried Christ. I taught. I rest."
500 AD King Fergus takes Jacob's Stone of Destiny to Scone in Scotland for all Coronations.
House of the Apostles in Sandwich, Kent, (6 of the 12 disciples stayed there) destroyed about this time.
539 Death of a King called Arthur at Battle of Camlann. There were several provincial Kings called Arthur, none that are a good fit for the legend; this one fits the dates he is supposed to have lived.
620 St Paulinus' Bishop of York protects Joseph's 37AD Glastonbury Church with a wood and lead covering.
Up to 1066: Angles (Tribe of Ephraim) Saxons (Issac's sons) Jutes (Tribe of Yehuda) and Normans (Tribe of Benjamin) invade.

1184 Joseph of Arimathea's Christian chruch in Glastonbury, the first in the world, is destroyed by fire.
1199 Death of King Richard. King John died 1216. Robin Hood was said to have lived in this time; there is no historical record.
1296 AD Edward I takes Jacob's Pillow stone to England, used for coronation of all English monarchs.
1320 6th April Declaration of Arbroath "We the Scots who travelled from Greater Scthia and finally arrived in Scotland 1,200 years after Moses Exodus" - Scythia was where the lost 10 tribes resided after 721 BC.
1345 Joseph of Arimathea's tomb destroyed. Silver casket now in Glastonbury church.
1620 onwards. 13th tribe, Manassah leaves British Isles and populates the USA with 13 colonies. Sign of Manessah is on the US Great Seal (sheaf of arrows and an olive branch), & 13 leaves, arrows, etc.
1870 Queen Victoria's family tree published; she's a direct descendent, through an unbroken line of Monarchs, of King David of Israel.
1931 In a dispute between Archbishops, the Vatican re-affirms that Britain is the senior Christian country with the world's first Christian church; recognises Joseph of Arimathea's chruch at Gastonbury, and the ministry of St Peter, Simon, Andrew, St Paul and Aristobulus to the British Isles.

1948 Balfour declaration. Britain gives Palestinian land that has belonged to the Arabs for nearly 2,000 years to the Jews (Tribe of Judah), thus sowing the seed for our future misery and the Armageddon to come. The Jews retaliate to the Arabs' understandable fury with cruelty and brutality. The US finances and arms the Jews against the billion Arabs who own and control our oil supplies, guaranteeing future wars. The Jews intended to call it Judah as before; UN insists Israel. Surely the most stupid act by the British, now surpassed by the American stupidiy in backing the Jews cruelty aginst the 1 billiion Arabs who always used to be our allies. Why couldn't we just have given those 6 million Jews a couple of thousand square miles in Canada, Australia or the USA and avoided Armageddon?
1952 Queen Elisabeth II, crowned as all British monarchs before her, on Jacob's Pillow; and the coronation service quotes Zadok the priest, fullfilling God's promise to David in II Samuel 7: 10-16; I Kings 2:4, Psalm 89:4, Jeremiah 31:35-36, 33:17 that David would never want a descendant to sit on his throne of Israel, and there will be a nation of Israel (note Israel, not Judah) as long as there is a sun, moon and stars.
Look up. There is a sun, moon and stars, and God is not generally regarded as deceptive or a breaker of promises.
The New Jerusalem was builded here, and in plenty of time before the destruction of the old Jerusalem in 70AD. Most of us object strongly to the destruction of the New Jerusalem by British politicians colluding with the corrupt and wholly undemocratic European Union, which is bribing our politicians with massive tax free salaries to work for that destruction without a free and fair vote by us.
The destruction of Britain, so ably begun by Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher, now spearheaded by Boy Blair, doesn't have to happen now. But if they insist on bringing it forward, Britains's destruction will be quick and complete; Britain will cease to exist and our children will return to Israel - see Ezekial 37:19.

See Roman writers Juvenal; Tacitus (Recorded King Caradoc's speech); Suetonius
Some dates from
The Drama of the Lost Disciples by George Jowett
Books by E Raymond Capt.
Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea AD 313-338
Documents by The Venerable Bede.
Sonnini Manuscript published detailing St Paul's missing 6 years and time spent in Britain.
St Augustine's letter to Pope Gregory; William of Malmesbury.
The Doomsday surveys confirming the 12 parcels 160 tax free acres given by King Avaragus to the 12 apostles who arrived with Joseph of Arimathea.
JW Taylor "The coming of the Saints"
Yair Davidy
Most people mistakenly believe the Jews, who number about 17 million today, are all the Israelites. But the Jews are only one of 12 tribes , ie about 8% of the Israelites. The lost 10 tribes must now be at least 170 million people. Not many people realise that Abraham, Issac and Israel weren't Jews either, and wouldnt have known what a Jew was. (Nor was Moses! He was a Levite.) Wait for DNA examination which will finally prove all the above conclusively.
Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish Rabbis believe first in the Talmad (originated c 580 BC, Babylon), and pay scant attention to the Old Testament. The Talmad book of Mishnah existed in oral form in Jesus's time but he condemned it in Mark 7:1-13. The religion of the Pharises was Talmadic and Jesus was very opposed to its teachings ("A den of thieves"). The religion of Abraham-Israel-Moses was very different to the Jewish religion of today.
Some ancient British Libraries (eg Iona) were carried off to Rome are locked in the Vatican to this day. Can we have them back please?

Cornwall the Superpower

From about 1500BC to about 200AD Cornwall supplied the world with it's precious metals, copper and of course tin. There are 7,000 abandoned mineshafts in Cornwall left over from this time. Recently big companies like Mount Wellington and Thyssens have spent millions on new technology to dig out the remaining metals - they failed - the old timers got the lot with their picks and shovels.
In 975 BC Cornwall supplied the precious metals to adorn King Soloman's temple in Jerusalem. Cornwall was, per capita, the wealthiest country for that period. It traded throughout the known world and for that reason the Cornish spoke first Greek, and then later Latin too, as well as Cornish.
The Cornish language is still essentially the same as it was in 1500 BC, and it's probably 500 years older than that. Celts and the Cornish language first arrived in Cornwall in about 1550 BC in a continuous westward migration through Europe that lasted for 1500 years.
Cornish Princes always became the Kings of England, just as they do today. In 390 BC the Cornish Princes Belnius and Brennus led a Celtic army and captured Rome.
All nations were considered slaves in Rome with the exception of the British, who were free men. The reason was the wealth provided by Cornish mines, and the fact that Rome needed Cornish metals
From 55BC the Romans attempted to invade the British Isles; a primary aim was Cornwall's metals. Julius Ceasar was descicively beaten, failing even to establish a permanet camp; in his written work he tried to make out his campaign was a huge conquering success, notably with his veni vidi vici statement. Other Roman writers poked fun: I came, I saw, I went back home.
Prince Avaragus of Cornwall, later King of England, spent his entire life fighting the Romans, who never got what they wanted - Glastonbury, the religious capital, or Cornwall, the financial centre. That strip of Somerset and North Devon, and all of Cornwall, were successfully defended from the Romans at all times.
Your bible tells you that Jesus was in Israel untill the age of 12. It tells you he returned at the age of 30, when he had to pay the Stranger's tax. Even his cousin, John the Baptist, didn't know him. Where had he been?
When Jesus's Dad Joseph died, his uncle Joseph of Arimathea (from whose tomb Jesus later arose) became his Guardian. Joseph of Arimathea was a wealthy man with a fleet of ships; he is written up in Roman history as the Nobilis Decurion.
Joseph traded extensively with Cornish tin. He took Jesus to Cornwall via the French overland route (his visit to one French town is recorded) via Marseilles and Morlaix to Falmouth. We know Jesus came ashore at The Moor, Falmouth, the Pool, St Just (Church site) and Place Manor, St Mawes, where there is a plaque commemorating the event. Jesus is recorded at 12 places in Cornwall (Jesus's well Padstow), three in Somerset including Priddy ("As sure as our Lord was at Priddy") and Glastonbury where he built a church which stood untill 1134AD.
Throughout Cornish history the Druids were the religious leaders; they believed in a Holy Triad - A God, A Spirit, and a prophet called Yesu to come. They recognised Jesus as the third part of their Trinity and that is why original Cornish crosses depict the young boy Jesus and not the crucified man.
Prince Avrigaus of Cornwall was Baptised by Joseph of Arimathea when he arrived again in AD 34 with 12 apostles (6 of the original disciples and St Paul preached here) and the Virgin Mary. She was buried in Glastonbury in 48 AD, Joseph 80 AD. Joseph's silver casket is still in Glastonbury church. Joseph's 12 apostles were each given 160 tax free acres of land at Glastonbury which were recorded 1,000 years later in the Doomsday Book.
Joseph gave Avarigus the long cross as his symbol. This is the red cross on the white background and dates from 34 AD, not from St George, who came much later.
Following Cornwall's lead King Lucius confirmed Christianity as the religion of England in 156AD in his Edict Of Winchester - 200 years before the Roman Catholic church was founded in Rome.
In 306 AD English and Christian King Constantine became Emporer, initially ruling from York in Yorkshire as had several Emporers before him. Constantine defeated Maximillian of Germany, again with a Celtic army and became Emporer of all the Roman Empire.
Right up until the 1950's Cornwall still supplied up to half the world's copper and tin. Until the last tin mine closed in 1990 Cornish tinners sang the song "Joseph was a tin merchant".

Songs sung by the Falmouth Working Boats

1. Camborne Hill
2. Little Eyes
3. The White Rose
4. Trelawney
5. The grandfathers clock
6. He'll have to go
7. Coming on by degrees
8. Moonlight Moonlight
9. Goodnight Irene
10. Forever and Ever
11. The smoke went up the chimney
12. The Eddystone Light
13. Oggyland (Janner)
14. Blackbird
15. Way down to Lamorna
16. Michael row the boat ashore
17. Jehovah
18. Sloop John B
19. Good night ladies
20. Farewell
21. Fooled Britania

Songs sung by the Falmouth Working Boats
Camborne Hill
Going up Camborne Hill coming down (this is also the chorus)
Going up Camborne Hill coming down
The horses stood still
The wheels went around
Going up Camborne Hill coming down
White stockings white stockings she wore
White stockings white stockings she wore
White stockings she wore
The same as before
Going up Camborne Hill coming down
I knowed her old father old man . etc
Green grass is as green as green grass .. etc
Little Eyes
The other night I had a dream
The funniest dream of all
I dreamt that I were kissing her
Behind the garden wall
Chorus: And she said:
Little eyes I love you
Little eyes I love you
I love you in the springtime and the fall
Little eyes I love you
Little eyes I love you
I love you best of all.
I took my true love down the lane
Beneath the spreading vine
I put my arms about her waist
And press her lips to mine
And she said:
I took my true love to my back yard
For to see my turtle dove
O tell me honey tell me do
Who is thy own true love.
And she said:
The White Rose
The first time I met you my darling
Your face was as fair as a rose
But now your dear face has grown plainer
I see a lily white rose
I love the white rose in its splendour
I love the white rose in its bloom
I love the white rose,
So fair as it grows
It's the rose that reminds me of you.
With a good sword and a trusty shield
A faithful heart and true
King James's men shall understand
What Cornish men can do
And have they fixed the where and when?
And shall Trelawney die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why.
And shall Trelawney live?
Or shall Trelawney die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why.
2. Out spake the captain brave and bold
A merry wight was he
Though London Tower were Michael's hold
We'll set Trelawney free
We'll cross the Tamar, land to land
The Severn is no stay
Then one and all and hand in hand
And who shall bid us nay.
3. And when we came to London wall
A pleasant sight to view
Come forth, come forth, ye cowards all
Here are better men than you
Trelawney, he's in keep in hold
Trelawney he may die
But twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why.
The grandfathers clock
The grandfathers clock
Was too tall for the shelf
And it stood ninety years on the floor
It was taller by half than the old man himself
And it weighed not a pennyweight more
It was born on the morn of the day that he was born
It was always his pleasure and pride
And it stopped. short, never to go again
When the old man died
Ninety years without slumbering
Ticketicky tock ticketicky tock
It lies second slumeringing
Ticketicky tock ticketicky tock
And it stopped. short, never to go again
When the old man died
He'll have to go
Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone
Lets pretend that we're together all alone
I'll tell the man to turn the jukebox way down low
And you can tell your friend there with you he'll have to go.
Whisper to me, tell me do you love me true
Or is he holding you the way I do
Though love is blind make up your mind, I've got to know
Should I hang up, or will you tell him, he'll have to go
You cant say the words I want to hear
When you're with another man
Do you want me yes or no
Darling I will understand
Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone
Lets pretend that we're together all alone
I'll tell the man to turn the jukebox way down low
And you can tell your friend there with you he'll have to go.
Coming on by degrees
O its coming on by degrees
Coming on by degrees
We got the table got the chair
We got the baby's underwear
We got the bar of soap
To wash the baby in
We haven a got the baby yet
But its coming on by degrees
Wheel the perambulator John
Be careful as you go
Mind the child, don't get wild,
And take it very slow.
And as you turn the corner John,
Before you cross the road
Just lift your front wheel up a bit
And don't upset your load.
Down in the diving bell
Aat the bottom of the sea
One little mermaid, two little mermaids, they came after me.
I love Jemima, Jemima she loves me
One little mermaid, two little mermaids, they came after me.
Moonlight Moonlight
In the evening by the moonlight
You can hear those darkies singing
In the evening by the moonlight
You can hear those banjoes ringing
And the old folks they enjoy it
As they sit all night and listen
To the music
Of those banjoes
In the moonlight
Moonlight moonlight jolly fine moonlight
Moonlight moonlight all night long
Moonlight moonlight jolly fine moonlight
Moonlight moonlight all night long
Down by the sea
Where the water melons grow
I dare not be
I dare not go
And if I do
My mother will say
Have you ever seen a cow with a green eyed brow
Sitting on a farmyard gate.
Goodnight Irene Music & Lyrics: Ledbetter
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
Irene, goodnight
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams
Sometimes I live in the country
Sometimes I live in town
Sometimes I take a few notions
I want to jump overboard in a river and drown
One night I got married
Now me and my wife settled down
Now me and my wife are parting
I want to jump overboard in a river and drown
Forever and Ever
Forever and ever,
My heart will be true!
Sweetheart, forever,
I'll wait for you!
We both made a promise,
That we'd never part,
Let's seal it with a kiss,
Forever my Sweetheart!
Let bygones be bygones forever,
We'll fall in love once again . . .
So, let's tell the world of our new love divine,
Forever and ever you'll be mine!
Forever and ever,
My heart will be true!
Sweetheart, forever,
I'll wait for you!
We both made a promise,
That we'd never part,
Let's seal it with a kiss,
Forever my Sweetheart!
Let bygones be bygones forever,
We'll fall in love once again . . .
So, let's tell the world of our new love divine,
Forever and ever you'll be mine!
We both made a promise,
That we'd never part,
Let's seal it with a kiss,
Forever my Sweetheart!
Let bygones be bygones forever . . .
The smoke went up the chimney
We pushed the damper in and we pulled the damper out
And the smoke went up the chimney just the same
We pushed the damper in and we pulled the damper out
And the smoke went up the chimney just the same
And the smoke went up the chimney
And the smoke went up the chimney
And the smoke went up the chimney
And the smoke went up the chimney just the same
The Eddystone Light
Me father was the keeper of the Eddystone Light,
He married a mermaid one fine night,
And from that union there came three,
Two little fishies and the other was me.
With a yo-ho-ho, let the wind blow free,
It's all for the life on the rolling sea.
One night as I was trimmin' the glim,
And singing a verse from the evening hymn,
I see by the light of me binnacle lamp,
Me kind old father lookin' jolly and damp.
With a yo-ho-ho, let the wind blow free,
It's all for the life on the rolling sea.
A voice from starboard shouted, "Ahoy!"
And there was me mother sittin' on a buoy,
Meanin' a bouy for ships what sail,
And not a boy what's a juvenile male.
With a yo-ho-ho, let the wind blow free,
It's all for the life on the rolling sea.
"Well, what became of me children three?"
Me mother then she asked of me.
Well, one was exhibited as a talking fish,
The other was served as a savory dish.
With a yo-ho-ho, let the wind blow free,
It's all for the life on the rolling sea.
The phosphorous flashed in her seaweed hair,
I looked again and me mother wasn't there,
But her voice came echoing out of the night,
"To hell with the keeper of the Eddystone Light!"
With a yo-ho-ho, let the wind blow free,
It's all for the life on the rolling sea.
Oggyland (Janner)
Where thee going Janner
I be going to Looe
Poor bugger Janner
I be going there too.
O how happy us'll be
When us gets to the West country
Where the oggies grow on trees
Poor bugger Janner
Going down to Camborne
Down by Helford ferry
Come on Janner don't be slow
Come on Janner hurry
Half a pound of butter n lard
Makes a lovely oggie
Just enough for you and me
Poor bugger Janner
And we'll all go back to oggy land
To oggy land to oggy land
Yes we'll all go back to oggy land
Where they can't tell sugar from tissue paper tissue paper, marmalade and jam.
Where be that blackbird be?
I know where he be
He be up yon wursel tree
And I be after he
Now he see I and I see he
He know I be after ee
With a bloody great stick I'll hammer he
Blackbird I'll have ee.

Way down to Lamorna
So now I'll sing to you
Its about a maiden fair
I met the other evening
In the corner of the square
Her hair hung down in curls
She was a charming rover
We rowed all night
In the pale moonlight
Way down to Lamorna
Twas down is Albert Square
I never shall forget
Her eyes they shone like diamonds
And the evening it was wet wet wet
And her hair hung down in curls
She was a charming rover
We rowed all night
In the pale moonlight
Way down to Lamorna
As we got in the chair
I asked her for her name
And when she gave it me
For as mine it was the same
So I lifted up her veil
For her face was covered over
To my surprise
It was my wife
I took down to Lamorna
She said I thought you knew
I knew you all along
I knew you in the dark
Cause I did it for a lark
And for that lark you'll pay
You'll pay the fare
I do declare
Way down to Lamorna
Michael Row the Boat Ashore
Michael row the boat ashore
Michael row the boat ashore
Sister help me trim the sails
Sister help me trim the sails
River Jordan is deep and wide
Milk and honey on the other side
Guide me O thy great Jehovah
Pilgrim through this barren land
I am weak but thou art mighty
Hold me with thy powerful hand
Bread of heaven
Bread of heaven
Feed me till I want no more
Feed me till I want no more
Open now the crystal fountain
When the healing streams doth flow
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through
Chorus: Bread of heaven or:
(Strong deliverer
Strong deliverer
Be thou still my strength and shield
Be thou still my strength and shield)
As I tread the verge of Jordan
Bid my anxious fears subside
Death of death and hell's destruction
Land me safe on Caanan's side
Chorus: Bread of heaven or:
(Songs of praises
Songs of praises
I will ever give to thee
I will ever give to thee)
Sloop John B
Down on the sloop John B
Grandpapy and me
Over the seven seas we did roam
I want to go home
I want to go home
I feel so broke up
I want to go home
So pull up the anchor chain
Hoist up the big mainsail
Put up your helm and sail right over the fall
I want to go home
I want to go home
I feel so broke up
I want to go home
The Captains a wicked man
Drunk whenever he can
He don't care a damn `bout grandpapy and me
He kicks us about
And knocks us around
I feel so broke up
I want to go home.
Good night ladies
Good night ladies
Good night ladies
Good night ladies
We're going to leave you now
Merrily we roll along
Roll along, roll along,
Merrily we roll along
O'er the deep blue sea.
Good night Falmouth .. etc
I cannot bear to leave you
One parting gift I give you
For I know what'er befalls me
I go where duty calls me
Farewell farewell my own true love
Farewell farewell my own true love
Ancient Cornish History
For those of you who can no longer sing Rule Britania, as its now a pack of lies:
Fooled Britania
When Britain f-i-i-i-rst at heaven's command
From out the a-a-azur main
Arose arose arose from out the azur main
This was the charter
The charter of the land
That Britons never never never shall be slaves
Fooled Britainia!
Britania's ruled by knaves
Britains are now and forever EC slaves. Corrections and omissions please to David Noakes,
Thanks to Arthur West who named the colonel and introduced me to the working boats, to drinking (much to John and Jean's annoyance) and to singing, and who gave me the words to songs I had forgotten. Thanks also from David and Andrew (Young Colonel) to Arthur Williams and Jeff Martin for the races on the Winnie. To Joe, Tatty Muirhead and Smokey for the singing at the Sportsmans/Boathouse, to David Muirhead again for the loan of his fishing boat.
Padstow May Day Song
Unite and unite and let us all unite
for summer is a-come in today
And whither we are going we all will unite
in the merry morning of May.
With the merry ring, and now the joyful spring,
Give to us a cup of ale and the merrier we shall sing.
The young men of Padstow they might if they would,
they might have built a ship and gilded it with gold.
The young women of Padstow they might if they would,
they might have made a garland with the white rose and the red.
Where are those young men that now here should dance?
Some they are in England and some they are in France.
O, where is St. George, O, where is he, O ?
He's out in his long boat all on the salt seas, o.
Up flies the kite, down falls the lark, O,
Aunt Ursula Birdhood, she had an old yowe,
and she died in her own park, O.
With the merry ring, and now the joyful spring,
how happy is the little bird that merrily doth sing. If you have any local history in your village to add, please email me: