Hal Dhe Ves Joe / Haul away Joe

Pan en vy meppik vyhan,

              Mamm ‘leveris dhe vy,

Dhe-ves hal dhe-ves, hal dhe-ves Joe

Mar ny ammis dhe’n mowysi,

              Ow gweusow ‘wrussa losi

Dhe-ves hal dhe-ves, ni ‘hal dhe-ves Joe.

Burdhen:

Dhe-ves hal dhe-ves

   ‘Ma’n gorhel da ow rolya dhe vy

Dhe-ves hal dhe-ves

   Gwren halya rag kewer well dhe vy

Dhe-ves hal dhe-ves ni ‘hal dhe-ves Joe.

 

Kyns ‘thesa dhymm mowes sows,

              mes y teuth tew ha flerys

Dhe-ves hal dhe-ves, hal dhe-ves Joe

Lemmyn ‘ma dhymm mowes Kernow

              gans flogh parys bos genys

Dhe-ves hal dhe-ves, ni ‘hal dhe-ves Joe.

 

Burdhen

 

Sen Peran o ‘gan sans tasek,

              ev a dhyskas Kristonieth

Dhe-ves hal dhe-ves, hal dhe-ves Joe

Ev ‘neuvellas growyn war’n mor

              Ha ny brederas a ravedh

Dhe-ves hal dhe-ves, ni ‘hal dhe-ves Joe.

Burdhen

English Words

 

When I was a little boy, so my mother told me,

Away haul away, haul away Joe

That if I did not kiss the girls, my lips would grow all mouldy

Away haul away, we’ll haul away Joe

 

(chorus)

Away haul away the good ship now is rolling

To me.

Away haul away let’s haul for better weather

To me.

Away haul away, we’ll haul away Joe

 

Once I had an English girl, but she got fat and smelly

Away haul away, haul away Joe

Now I’ve got a Cornish girl with a baby in her belly

Away haul away, we’ll haul away Joe

 

(chorus)

Away haul away the good ship now is rolling

To me.

Away haul away let’s haul for better weather

To me.

Away haul away, well haul away Joe

 

St. Piran was our patron saint, he preached of Christianity

Away haul away, haul away Joe

He floated granite on the sea and thought nothing of gravity

Away haul away, we’ll haul away Joe

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