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Wotcha 01 Sep 99 - 03:55 PM
MMario 01 Sep 99 - 04:18 PM
01 Sep 99 - 04:25 PM
Murray on Saltspring 02 Sep 99 - 02:36 AM
wotcha 02 Sep 99 - 08:38 AM
bob schwarer 02 Sep 99 - 09:31 AM
GUEST,Dan Aguiar 10 Apr 06 - 08:28 PM
Anglo 11 Apr 06 - 04:00 AM
nutty 11 Apr 06 - 06:53 AM
GUEST,Patricia Keenan Novelli 27 Jan 09 - 11:59 PM
GUEST 04 Mar 09 - 12:22 PM
EBarnacle 04 Mar 09 - 12:31 PM
Anglo 04 Mar 09 - 01:54 PM
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Subject: Heart of Oak
From: Wotcha
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 03:55 PM

The ancient seafaring song "Heart of Oak" has a couple more verses than that reflected on the old DT. Please would someone share the other verses?

Cheers, Allahamdalla, Brian


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Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
From: MMario
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 04:18 PM

I just did a search, a quick one grant you, but including sites of the Sea Scouts and the Royal Navy - and no one shows more verses then listed in the DT. Just the two verses and the chorus.

This is Heart of Oak, by David Garrick - published 1759, tune by Dr. William Boyce, correct?

MMario


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Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
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Date: 01 Sep 99 - 04:25 PM

Correct MMario. It's in Garrick's play Harlequin's Invasion'. See C. M. Simpson's The British Broadside Ballad and Its Music for that and other early publications of song and tune.


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Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
From: Murray on Saltspring
Date: 02 Sep 99 - 02:36 AM

There are 5 (five) stanzas in William Chappell's "Popular Music of the Olden Time", p. 715 or so, the first = #1 in the DT; where Burl Ives got the 2nd I know not--it sounds somewhat American to me (i.e. sung by a descendant). The others in Chappell are:

We ne'er see our foes but we wish them to stay;
They never see us but they wish us away:
If they run, why, we follow, and run them ashore,
For, if they won't fight us, we cannot do more.
[Cho.]

They swear they'll invade us, these terrible foes;
They frighten our women, our children and beaus;
But, should their flat bottoms in darkness get o'er,
Still Britons they'll find to receive them on shore.
[Cho.]

We'll still make them fear, and we'll still make them flee,
And drum 'em on shore, as we've drubb'd 'em at sea:
Then cheer up, my lads, with one heart let us sing,
Our soldiers, our sailors, our statesmen, our king.
[Cho.]

We'll still make 'em run, and we'll still make 'em sweat,
In spite of the devil, and Brussels Gazette:
Then cheer up, my lads, with one heart let us sing,
Our soldiers, our sailors, our statesmen and king.
[Cho.]
^^


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Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
From: wotcha
Date: 02 Sep 99 - 08:38 AM

Thanks very much. Two of the additional verses/stanzas I heard at one of the DC pub sings in the Spring.

Allahamdalla, cheers, Brian


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Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
From: bob schwarer
Date: 02 Sep 99 - 09:31 AM

Check "X-Seaman's Institute" lp "Heart of Oak". Bernie Klay & friends. Don't know if it still available.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
From: GUEST,Dan Aguiar
Date: 10 Apr 06 - 08:28 PM

John Townley started singing the song at the South St. Seaport and we added it to our second album for Folkways, called "Heart Of Oak."


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Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
From: Anglo
Date: 11 Apr 06 - 04:00 AM

When I was a kid I learned the chorus:
Heart of oak are our ships, jolly tars are our men, etc.

But printed versions including the DT, and some recordings, have:
Heart of oak are our ships, heart of oak are our men?

Anyone know where or how this changed?


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Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
From: nutty
Date: 11 Apr 06 - 06:53 AM

This Bodleian Broadside of the song ... The Island of Britain .... Printed in 1803 and sung to the tune "Hearts of Oak" has the Heart of oak are our ships, heart of oak are our men chorus.

I'm sure there will be other versions as well as this was a very popular tune


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Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
From: GUEST,Patricia Keenan Novelli
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 11:59 PM

My teacher Dan Aguiar gave me this album when I was in the 6th grade. Mr. Aguiar if you are still out there, make a facebook page so your class can get back in touch with you.

Trish Keenan


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Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 12:22 PM

Hi
Can anyone tell me how and where to get hold of a CD that has Heart of Oak on it as my very dear friend (ex Royal Navy) has passed away and his wife would like it played at his funeral.
Many thanks
Gwen


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Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
From: EBarnacle
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 12:31 PM

I don't guarantee it but try Folkways for the X-Seaman's album cited above.


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Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
From: Anglo
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 01:54 PM

Dan Aguiar and his wife are now living in Hudson, NY. Try the phonebook, Trish. (Old technology, I know, but...)


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Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
From: JWB
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 10:09 PM

Guest Gwen,

The song is on my CD "Roast Beef of Old England", available from CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/jerrybryant1

It has most of Garrick's original verses.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Heart of Oak
From: JWB
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 10:23 PM

I just read a thread from '06 on how to make links in a post, since when I used the Make a Link utility below it didn't seem to come out right. I've renewed my faith so I'll try that link again:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/jerrybryant1

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Heart of Oak
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 11 - 02:47 PM


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