Sometimes the singer becomes part of the tradition, and not just as someone who makes and passes on songs. Rick Rescorla was not just a security chief and retired soldier, or even just a hero and a saver of countless lives. He was also someone who loved Cornish songs so much that he sang them when in the most danger, whether in Vietnam or a crowded stairwell.
Men of Cornwall, stand ye steady;
It cannot be ever said ye
for the battle were not ready;
Stand and never yield!