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Thread #57703   Message #908749
Posted By: Anglo
12-Mar-03 - 11:02 PM
Thread Name: Heart of Oak
Subject: Heart of Oak
Words by David Garrick (not Dibdin though it seems like it ought to be).

The original chorus seems to be:

Heart of oak are our ships, heart of oak are our men;
We always are ready, steady, boys, steady!
We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again.

Now when I was much younger I learned this as "Heart of oak are our ships, Jolly tars are our men..." etc.

Does anyone know when or how this alteration was made?