Cornish Lads Are Fishermen (R.Bryant)

South Crofty Mine, Camborne closed in 1998

A well known acappella anthem from Roger Bryant of Cornish folk group Rum & Shrub, protesting about the lack of fishing, the demise of tin mining and the abundance of second home owners.  Many local bands have covered it but there’s only one way to sing this song – Loud and Proud!

The grafitti on the wall outside of South Crofty Mine was written there when the mine closed.

“CORNISH LADS ARE FISHERMEN AND CORNISH LADS ARE MINERS TOO.  BUT WHEN THE FISH AND TIN ARE GONE WHAT ARE THE CORNISH BOYS TO DO?”