The brethren in Redruth are thin on the ground
eternal companions can never be found.
The ones up in Plymouth are too far away
and down here in Cornwall they all go astray.
Oh brethren Oh brethren where can i find
a righteous companion to marry for all time.
The sister in Redruth are thin and their kind
so if you don't choose one your out of your mind.
They're righteous they're loving and waiting for you
so run down to Cornwall and form a big queue.
Oh sisters Oh sisters they're heading our way
I hope they don't pass us quick kneel down and pray.