Heart(s) of Oak

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  2. What are the superstitions?
     
  3. What? Immediately? Or just at the end of the song?
     
  4. Have you tried the Amazon Music website.
     
  5. Whoever told you that is an arse
     
  6. Not sure who gave you that bit of info, but it is news to me as HOA is sung at pickle nights every year and and the Navy continues to operate.
     
  7. Recent BRNC myth. Was never mentioned in my time there(1979-81), though admittedly we did not sing it. But, it has been sung in my present mess, allegedly, for over 200 years now. (One name change in that period by the simple expedient of adding a single letter.) We are still here!
     
  8. Would that letter be a "T"?
     
  9. That is the first time I have heard of this superstition since joining in 1969. Sounds like the originator couldn't sing or didn't drink at Mess Dinners.
     
  10. Or more likely did not know the words. Mind you having said that I have been singing it for years and it must be said the Mob is on a downward slide mmmm perhaps there is something in it :?
     
  11. Come cheer up my lads,
    It's to glory we steer
    To add something more
    To this wonderful year
    To honour we call you,
    As free men, not slaves
    For who are so free
    As the sons of the waves

    Hearts of oak are our ships
    Hearts 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

    Hearts of oak are our ships
    Hearts of oak are our men
    We always are ready
    Steady, boys, steady
    We'll fight and we'll conquer,
    Again and again


    Slight variants exist, especially with the second verse!
     
  12. Dear fullastern both, you may be correc_!
     
  13. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Has anyone got /got a lead to HofOak arranged for the organ (or piano would do) - need it for my funeral, played full blast. No Hurry!
     
  14. I think King Tony (His Tonyness) has been singing it in the bath then :evil:
     
  15. I think if he does sing it Lamri, he only sings the first two lines!
    (come cheer up lads, I'ts to glory we steer)......yeah, right!! :evil:
     
  16. Think you're right there Stripey, he's dragging out the death throes :(
     
  17. [​IMG]

    Those were the days.
     
  18. You lot certainly looked impressive in those days Grefs. Where are you in that photo? (Incidentally aren't those Dreadnoughts?) :wink: :lol:
     
  19. Dreadnoughts they be Always, mighty ships for their day. Thats when we had a real Navy. My ship is the one on the left of the piccy!! :wink: Oh, come on, I'm not that old!! :grin:
     

  20. Just see me way at the back (left of piccy).
     

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