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The Penryn Song ‘Caracaroojay Hey!’

Caracarooja Hey! – Lyrics and Music by Claire Ingleheart

Sing along to it here:

Chorus:

Caracarooja hey

Caracarooja whey

Caracarooja hey – o

For Kemeneth day! (chorus x 2)

 

We welcome one and all today

To the streets of old Penryn

The birth place of the mystery plays

Of stories woven in.

En lavar koth, Yw lavar gwir

Gather friends both far and near

En lavar koth, Yw lavar gwir

Our finest tale to hear.

 

Chorus:

Caracarooja hey

Caracarooja whey

Caracarooja hey – o

For Kemeneth day! (chorus x 2)

 

The story of creation

Adam and Eve and Noah’s flood

Of creatures from the land and sea

And characters bad and good.

En lavar koth, Yw lavar gwir

Gather friends both far and near

En lavar koth, Yw lavar gwir

Our finest tale to hear.

Behold the resurrection

As you later here advance

Sing loud and true so one and all

May join our merry dance.

En lavar koth, Yw lavar gwir

Gather friends both far and near

En lavar koth, Yw lavar gwir

Our finest tale to hear.

 

Chorus:

Caracarooja hey

Caracarooja whey

Caracarooja hey – o

For Kemeneth day (chorus x 2)

 

NB –  En lavar koth yw lavar gwir translates as ‘The old saying is a true saying’.

(With special thanks to Alan Kent).