"Heart of Oak" is the official march of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, which was used as Steady, Boys, Steady by Captain Blackbeard (Peter Ustinov), Steve Walker (Dean Jones), and later, Jo Anne Baker (Suzanne Pleshette) in Disney's Blackbeard's Ghost.
Come, cheer up, my lads, 'tis to glory we steer, To add something more to this wonderful year; To honor we call you, as freemen not slaves, For who are so free as the sons of the waves?
- Heart of oak are our ships, jolly tars are our men,
- We always are ready; steady, boys, steady!
- We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again.
We ne'er see our foes but we wish them to stay, 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, what can we do more?
They say they'll invade us these terrible foe, They frighten our women, our children, our beaus, But if should their flat bottoms, in darkness set oar, Still Britons they'll find to receive them on shore.
We still make them feel and we still make them flee, And drub them ashore as we drub them at sea, Then cheer up me lads with one heart let us sing, Our soldiers and sailors, our statesmen and king.
Alternative last verse: Britannia triumphant her ships rule the seas, Her watch word is justice her password is free, So come cheer up my lad, with one hart let us sing, Our soldiers, our sailors, our statesmen, our king[queen].
Alternate first verse: Come, cheer up, my lads, 'tis to glory we steer, With heads carried high, we will banish all fear; To honor we call you, as freemen not slaves, For who are so free as the sons of the waves?