Drum Beat - Long Roll (mp3)
10-Pounder With Canister (mp3)
Napoleon Cannon Volley (mp3)
Roast Beef of Old England - fife & drum (mp3)
Contributed by Conrad Risher
All .wav files
|Boats||Heave Around||Mess Call|
|Password||Pipe Aboard||Pipe the Side|
|Secure from General Quarters||Two Sideboys||Four Sideboys|
|Six Sideboys||Eight Sideboys||Sweepers|
Mac na h'Oighe slan
From "The Fortune of War"
The cock crowed again, and several of the Irishmen cried, 'Mac na h'Oighe slan.'
'What do they say?' asked Jack, turning to Stephen.
'Hail to the Virgin's Son,' said Stephen. 'We say that in Ireland, when we hear the first cockcrow of the day, so that if we meet a sudden death before the day is out, we may also meet with grace.'
Alice Gomez asked the Gunroom if that is what's really what "Mac na h'Oighe slan" means, and Brian Tansey answered:
"Yes, colloquially that is what it means: literally 'The Son of the Virgin is fit and well' It is not a phrase that I would say is in common usage. And there should be no 'h' in the middle of hÓige - Mac na hÓige Slán is correct."
Brian also supplied an mp3 file of what it sounds like in Irish Gaelic.