Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

Yes, today is the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, fought in 1805, in which the Royal Navy under Lord Nelson crushed the combined fleets of France and Spain and put paid to any hope Napoleon had of being able to convoy an invasion force across the Channel. Nelson himself, of course, was killed in the battle.

Ol’ Robbo doesn’t have anything in particular to say about the action at the moment. But it’s been a few years since I marked the occasion here, and especially since I’m pretty sure one of the goals of the Great Reset is to distort history out of all reality if not disappear it altogether, it seemed right and meet so to do. (UPDATE: Just to tie it all together, I would point out that Great Resets have a very bad habit of producing Napoleons. And Maos. And Pol Pots. You get the idea.)

So raise your glasses, ladies and gentlemen, to the memory of Nelson and those gallant tars of yesteryear!

Come, cheer up, my lads, ’tis to glory we steer,
To add something more to this wonderful year;
To honour we call you, as freemen not slaves,
For who are so free as the sons of the waves?

Chorus: 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.

We ne’er see our foes but we wish them to stay,
They never see us but they wish us away;
If they run, why we follow, and run them ashore,
For if they won’t fight us, what can we do more?


They say they’ll invade us these terrible foe,
They frighten our women, our children, our beaus,
But if should their flat bottoms, in darkness set oar,
Still Britons they’ll find to receive them on shore.


We still make them feel and we still make them flee,
And drub them ashore as we drub them at sea,
Then cheer up me lads with one heart let us sing,
Our soldiers and sailors, our statesmen and king

(Chorus X2)