Rownd Yr Horn (Round the Horn)
DESCRIPTION: Welsh shanty. Describes a voyage round the horn. Ch. translates: "Come Welshmen all and listen to my tale, How we sailed our packet round the Horn! Twas the third day of the seek boys, When dawn was just abreakin', we passed the rocky shores of Anglesey!"
AUTHOR: Music: R.J. Tomas ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1961 (Hugill)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage shanty ship travel
FOUND IN: Wales
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 563-564, "Rownd Yr Horn" (2 texts-Welsh & English, 1 tune)
NOTES [48 words]: This is the only sea shanty I've ever heard recorded with harp accompaniment (!) -- by Ar Log on "Ar Log II." According to their liner notes, R. J. Tomas (a Welshman living in America) wrote the tune unde the title "Annie Deg o'r Glen." The words were provided by "Dick Common Sense." - RBW
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.