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Traditional
  1. Come, cheer up, my lads, 'tis to glory we steer,
    The prize more than all to an Englishman dear;
    To honour 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! Jolly tars our men!
    We are always ready! Steady, boys, steady!
    We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again!
  2. We ne'er see our foes but we wish them to stav:
    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.
    Heart of oak are our ships! Jolly tars our men!
    We are always ready! Steady, boys, steady!
    We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again!
  3. 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.
    Heart of oak are our ships! Jolly tars our men!
    We are always ready! Steady, boys, steady!
    We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again!
  4. We'll still make them fear, and we'll still make them flee,
    And drub '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.
    Heart of oak are our ships! Jolly tars our men!
    We are always ready! Steady, boys, steady!
    We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again!
  5. Still Britain shall triumph, her ships plough the sea,
    Her standard be justice, her watchword "Be free;"
    Then cheer up, my lads, with one heart let us sing,
    Our soldiers, our sailors, our statesmen, our King.
    Heart of oak are our ships! Jolly tars our men!
    We are always ready! Steady, boys, steady!
    We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again!