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Thread #57703   Message #909454
Posted By: nutty
13-Mar-03 - 06:28 PM
Thread Name: Heart of Oak
Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
It may be that over the years a number of quite different songs have merged ... particularly from the time of the Napoleonic Wars. There are numerous versions of the song on Broadsides in the Bodleian Library Oxford.

This song ....... Printed in 1803 has the Hearts of Oak is this ship , Hearts of Oak are our men, Chorus

The Island Of Britain

This is another interesting version The Voice of the British Isles

This version has "gallant tars" in the chorus
Hearts of Oak

There are numerous other songs set to the tune of 'Hearts of Oak' which you can find here .... Bodleian Library