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Sons of the Sea is a traditional sea shanty also known as Bobbing Up and Down Like This and Men of the Ocean.

Sons of the Sea was a sea shanty also sung traditionally at Boy Scouts' camps and used as the basis of the title of the 1969 Dad's Army episode Sons of the Sea.

It is also the chosen song/anthem for Highridge Utd Football Club in Bristol, England.

It is also used as the club theme song by the Western Bulldogs Football Club in the Australian Rules Football league under the title "Sons of S'cray", as Western bulldogs's old name was Footscray, a suburb in Western Melbourne. When they re-named their team to "Western Bulldogs", they changed it to "Sons of the West", also changing some of the words to fit in with the new song and club name.

It has also been known to be sung at gloucestershire cricket games by a select number of supporters. The words are, Sons of the seas, when were bobbin' up and down like this. Over the ocean, when were bobbin' up and down like this. You can build a ship, my friend, when were bobbin' up and down like this. But you can't beat the boys of the gloucestershire, when were bobbin' up and down like this.

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This is still sung in my home town, Liverpool England, but the words are as follows: Sons of the Sea, we are all British Boys. Sailing the Ocean Laughing foes to scorn God bless 'em they may build their ships my lads That's if they know the game but you won't beat the boys of the Bulldog bread that made old Englands fame


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