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Heart of Oak!

Heart of Oak!

The performance group X Seamens Institute, founded in 1969 in New York City, was dedicated to performing traditional songs of the sea, including both traditional work songs called "chanteys" and "forecastle" songs sung by sailors for recreation. The quartet enthusiastically performed its repertory of American and English sea songs accompanied with rich and varied instrumentation, ranging from 12-string guitars, banjoes, fiddles, and percussion. Penny whistle and ocarina can also be heard. Liner notes provide information about the X Seamens Institute and the lyrics for each song.

Track Listing

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Heart of Oak The X-Seamen's Institute 2:47
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Rum Runner The X-Seamen's Institute 2:47
103
Strike the Bell The X-Seamen's Institute 2:29
104
Gloucester Boys The X-Seamen's Institute 2:29
105
Hog Eye Man The X-Seamen's Institute 1:25
106
Santianno The X-Seamen's Institute 1:45
107
South Australia The X-Seamen's Institute 2:27
108
Grimbsby Town The X-Seamen's Institute 3:20
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Diamond The X-Seamen's Institute 2:16
202
Doodle Let Me Go The X-Seamen's Institute 1:38
203
Black Ball Line The X-Seamen's Institute 1:26
204
The Big Bow Wow The X-Seamen's Institute 1:45
205
Fire Down Below The X-Seamen's Institute 1:51
206
Reuben Ranzo The X-Seamen's Institute 1:29
207
Life of a Leaf The X-Seamen's Institute 3:22
208
Tom Bowling The X-Seamen's Institute 0:35
209
Uncle Nobby's Steamboat The X-Seamen's Institute 2:59

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