“Rownd Yr Horn (Round the Horn)”


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!"


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


  1. Hugill, pp. 563-564, "Rownd Yr Horn" (2 texts-Welsh & English, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Hugi563


Author: Music: R.J. Tomas ?
Earliest date: 1961 (Hugill)
Found in: Wales