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Heart of Oak!

The X-Seamen's Institute
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 02:47
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Rum Runner The X-Seamen's Institute 02:47
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103
Strike the Bell The X-Seamen's Institute 02:29
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104
Gloucester Boys The X-Seamen's Institute 02:29
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Hog Eye Man The X-Seamen's Institute 01:25
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Santianno The X-Seamen's Institute 01:45
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South Australia The X-Seamen's Institute 02:27
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Grimbsby Town The X-Seamen's Institute 03:20
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Diamond The X-Seamen's Institute 02:16
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Doodle Let Me Go The X-Seamen's Institute 01:38
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Black Ball Line The X-Seamen's Institute 01:26
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The Big Bow Wow The X-Seamen's Institute 01:45
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Fire Down Below The X-Seamen's Institute 01:51
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Reuben Ranzo The X-Seamen's Institute 01:29
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Life of a Leaf The X-Seamen's Institute 03:22
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Tom Bowling The X-Seamen's Institute 00:35
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Uncle Nobby's Steamboat The X-Seamen's Institute 02:59