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The title of a naval song much in favour in the 18th century and played on board British ships as they were sailing into battle. It was even more popular for this purpose than the equally well-known song ‘Rule Britannia’. The song comes from Purcell's opera Bonduca of 1695.

See also sea songs; shanty.

See also sea songs; shanty.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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