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Heart of Oak (David Garrick, 1759) Come cheer up my lads, it's to glory we steer To add something more to this wonderful year To honor we call you, as free men, not slaves For who are so free as the sons of the waves 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 Our worthy forefathers, let's give them a cheer To climates unknown did courageously steer Through oceans to deserts, for freedom they came And dying, bequeathed us their freedom and fame printed in Burl Ives Songbook, 1953 words: David Garrick, tune: Dr. Boyce SOF
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