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The Indefatigable Song

Recreated for Brass Band by

BRUCE JACKSON (2011)

Research by

PAT KISSANE (Inde 1946/47)

Inde Band Parade 1907

Click on the start button below, turn the volume up and start singing along to the words!

Our thanks goes to Pat Kissane and ‘The Golden Rail Band of York’.

The Indefatigable Song;

(Sung to the Indefatigable March)

We are some of the Inde lads, sailors of Britain are we,

We man our merchant ships, and we man our navy’s ships,

We are respected upon the high seas.

As we go sailing from shore to shore, ports and hatches battened down,

When we hear our bosun call, hand on deck – one and all,

We are the Inde lads.

(Sung to ‘Anchors Away’)

We are the Inde lads, sailors are we,

We know or seamanship, and we man our nations ships.

We are respected on the high seas,

We proudly fly our ensigns as we sail across those seas.

(Sung to the Indefatigable March)

We are some of the Inde lads, sailors of Britain are we,

We man our merchant ships, and we man our navy’s ships,

We are the Inde lads.

© PK 03/2011

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA): Secretary & Archives
© www.indeoba.com 2017

The Indefatigable – Video with Pat Moran & Bill Smith 1936/38

Training Ship Indefatigable was a British training school for boys intending to join the Royal Navy or the Merchant Navy.

Until the middle of the nineteenth century the British Merchant Navy had no recognized training schools for boys entering the service. Education consisted of boys about 15 years old going to sea “to be led, guided, bullied and socialized into the culture of the sea”. There was no distinction between training for AB, and the training of future masters. Through experience it was possible to rise to the position of Master without any formal training. Beginning in the mid- nineteenth century various forms of navigational and seamanship schools were created to remedy the problem.

Source: http://www.liverpoolshipsandsailors.com/2012/03/26/the-indefatigable/

The Indefatigable Song!

(Sung to the Indefatigable March)

We are some of the Inde lads, sailors of Britain are we,

We man our Merchant Ships, and we man our Navy ships,

We are respected upon the high seas.

We are going sailing from shore to shore, ports and hatches battened down,

When we hear our bosun call, hands on deck – one and all,

We are the Inde lads.

 

(Sung to Anchors Away)

We are the Inde lads, sailors are we,

We know our seamanship, and we man our nations ships.

We are respected on the high sea,

We proudly fly our ensigns as we sail across those seas.

 

(Sung to the Indefatigable March)

We are some of the Inde lads, sailors of Britain are we,

We man our Merchant Ships, we man our Navy ships,

We are the Inde lads.

 

Re-created for Brass Band by Bruce Jackson from research by Pat Kissane 1946/47 – 2011

Played by: ‘The Golden Rail Band of York’.

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