Hearts of Oak (II -- A New Sea Song)
DESCRIPTION: "Hearts of oak who wish to try Your fortunes on the sea, And Briton's enemies defy...." Sailors are offered two months' pay as a bounty. They are offered a good ship and captain -- plus prize money. "Can British Tars wish more?"
EARLIEST DATE: before 1867 (broadsides published by J. Harkness)
KEYWORDS: sailor money
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ashton-Sailor, #85 insert, "A New Sea Song" (1 text)
Bodleian, 2806 c.15(278), "Jolly Tar," J. Harkness (Preston), 1840-1866; also Harding B 20(165), J. Harkness (Preston), 1840-1866
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