The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57703   Message #909365
Posted By: Schantieman
13-Mar-03 - 04:04 PM
Thread Name: Heart of Oak
Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
The tune is still the official march of the Royal Navy and is always played as the first tune in any big parade by a Royal Marines band. (Their introduction sounds like - and probably is - also the introduction to "There's Something About A Sailor")

It's considered unlucky to sing the words, but that doesn't usually stop me! I learned the 'jolly tars' version from the Hackney Scouts' Song Book when I were a lad.