Come All Ye Jolly Tinner Boys

DESCRIPTION: "Come, all ye jolly Tinner boys, and listen to me... Consarning Boney Peartie, the schaames which he had maade To stop our tin and copper mines....." If he invades, he shall flee, or "Why forty thousand Cornish boys shall knawa the reason why"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1975 (Deane/Shaw); usually said to be from c. 1807
LONG DESCRIPTION: "Come, all ye jolly Tinner boys, and listen to me... Consarning Boney Peartie, the schaames which he had maade To stop our tin and copper mines, and all our pilchard traade." The tiners cheer their home and family and work. If Napoleon invades, he shall flee, or "Why forty thousand Cornish boys shall knawa the reason why"
KEYWORDS: Napoleon mining battle
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Tony Deane and Tony Shaw _The Folklore of Cornwall_, B. T. Batsford, 1975, p. 68, "(And should that Boney Peartie have roty thousand still)" (1 excerpt)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Trelawny" (lyrics)
File: DeSh068B

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