Written By Bernard Moore. Bernard Moore was the pen-name of Samuel Syrus Hunt (1873 -1953). He lived in London but his poetry was inspired by Cornwall and Cornish culture and dialect. His work on Cornish Dialect was recognised in 1934 when he was made a bard of Gorsedh Kernow in
From the singing of Des Duckham. He was one of the resident performers at the Fal Folk club which met at the Dock and Railway pub in Falmouth. He was a staunch Cornishman and made a point of introducing songs from Cornwall to the singing of the club.
This project was completed and published by Dyllansow Truran in 1983, edited by Merv Davey. The primary purpose was to provide songs in the Cornish Language but included songs in English, dances tunes and ballads.
Open downloadable pdf file:-St_Keverne’s_Feast Dialect Terms: Braa – very Traaps –to roam or wander without aim This version of the song is from “Sengen Fiddee”, An Daras Cornish Folk Arts Project 2003. The song was arranged in 1932 by Ralph Dunstan based on the tune “Flight March” which was
Open downloadable pdf file:The_Keenly_Lode Dialect Terms: Captain – ie mine captain – expression used in Cornwall for the mine manager. Keenly lode – Cornish dialect for a good ore bearing lode. Brave – in Cornish dialect usually means big. Bal – Cornish for mine. Whim – a windlass type of
Open downloadable pdf file: Morvah_Fair Dialect Terms Balch Rope Heppen-Stock: A stone block rather like the old milk churn plats still found at old farmsteads. But were used for mounting one’s horse. Troachin: To walk slowly The version of the lyrics for
Open downloadable pdf file: The_Old_Grey_Duck Dialect Terms: Beels – Beak of a bird Clunk – To swallow The Old Grey Duck was published in Ralph Dunstan’s in Cornish Dialect & Folk Songs, Ralph Dunstan,Cornish Dialect and Folk Songs, (Truro, Jordan’s Bookshop, 1932) where he says “This song is known
Open downloadable pdf file:Jan_Knuckey Brenda Wootton Singing Jan Knuckey: Dialect terms : Bal – Mine Chelern – Children Fetch’d es coos – found his voice (Coos is derived from the Cornish Kows- to speak) Fooch – To throw out Durns – Door Posts NB “Screech” and “Dander” are used in