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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Strike for the Shores of Dover

I occasionally get search engine hits for people looking for the lyrics to "Strike for the Shores of Dover", a rousing sea-shanty chorus that is heard at a particularly triumphant moment in the Errol Flynn movie The Sea Hawk. Thanks to the recent Naxos release of the film's score, here are the lyrics:

Pull on the oars!
Freedom is yours!
Strike for the shores of Dover!

Over the sea,
Hearty and free,
Troubles will soon be over!

Sing as you row;
Here we go,
For we know that we row
for home, sweet home!

Pull on the oars!
Freedom is yours!
Strike for the shores of Dover!

Over the sea,
Hearty and free,
Troubles will soon be over!

Here we go,
For we know that we row for Home!
Sailing for Home!
Home!


Those lyrics may look insipid, but believe me, watch the movie and try not to grin when this stuff kicks in.

1 comment:

Jayme Lynn Blaschke said...

I love Naxos. Excellent recordings at very affordable prices. :-)