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Heart of Oak

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Music.

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This bold patriotic song comes from a pantomime, Harlequin's Invasion, written by Garrick in 1759, the mus. being supplied by Boyce. It is a topical song, alluding...

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shanty

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Music.

Sailors’ work‐song, originating in days of sailing ships, sung while pulling together on a rope and helping to secure rhythmic unanimity. ‘Shanty man’, placed apart, sang the tune, the rest...

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