Song of Hope Lyrics

Song of Hope

See the boats in Falmouth bay  

A gentle breeze.   A summers day    

A band sings Cornish songs beside the quay  

Sing a song of boats and mines   

Sing about a better time    

Sing a song of hope for you and me  

  

(Chorus)  

There was a time when voices from the shore   

Rang out slow and sad across the bay  

But better times     

Still seem so far away  

Like distant boats that sail upon the sea  

Sing Trelawny.   Sing it loud   

Raise your voices to the crowd    

Sing Trelawny.  Sing it proud    

Sing a song of hope for you and me  

Song of sailors’ comfort me  

A brighter future I can see  

Beyond horizons  

Lies a promised land  

As time drifts by  

I know I’ll see  

A better life for you me  

Sing a song of hope  and understand  

  

(Chorus) 

Will better times come creeping like the tide   

To break upon the sand and disappear  

Wash away the past.  Raise another glass   

Time will heal your souls  and all your fears  

  

Sing a song of miners too  

And conjure up a different view  

Of a time when tin and copper fed this land  

The mines have closed  

The engines gone  

And what we’re left with is a song  

To share our past and help you understand  

  

(Chorus ) 

There was a time when voices from the shore  

Rang out slow and sad across the bay  

But time drifts by  

Don’t ask the reason why  

The folk of Cornwall found another way  

  

Sing Trelawny.   Sing it loud  

Raise your voices to the crowd   

Sing Trelawny Sing it proud   

Sing a song of hope for you and me  

Sing Trelawny.   Sing it loud  

Raise your voices to the crowd  

Sing Trelawny Sing it proud    

Sing a song of hope for you and me———————————–e