In the 2320s, "Heart of Oak" was a popular drinking song at Starfleet Academy and was often sung after toasts. In 2366, an alien copy of Jean-Luc Picard sung "Heart of Oak" in Ten Forward of the USS Enterprise as part of an experiment to observe various aspects of leadership among humanoid cultures. Many of the others present were familiar with the song and sung along. (TNG: "Allegiance")
- Come, cheer up, my lads, 'tis to glory we steer,
- To add something new to this wonderful year;
- To honor we call you, as freemen not slaves,
- For who are so free as the sons of the waves?
- Heart of oak are our ships, jolly tars are our men,
- we always are ready; Steady, boys, steady!
- We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again!