Thoughts and Reveries of an American Bluejacket (Classic Reprint) - Softcover
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Plunge madly down the gloomy pier Just as the vessel starts.
With anguished gaze they scan the crew, But nay! It is not for me; Since mother died there's no one now Cares when I go to sea.
Oh. For a fluttering handkerchief! Oh, for a heart-felt sigh; At the gang-plank! Oh, for a farewell kiss When the order comes, Stand by! How I crave a pair of clinging arms To revive the Soul in me! To hold on tight, like they'd forbid The Fleet to put to sea!
Oh, well! Maybe when over there. Where enemy submarines swarm, I'll do my part as well as those Who have some folks at home. Home? Ah, God! That wondrous place Which mother made for me! Henceforth 'tis where I hang my hat When the Fleet puts out to sea!
The great ships carry ponderous guns And thousands of tons of coal.
But the heaviest thing by far on board Is a lonely sailor's Soul!
And when we're back, the boys will rush Into yearning arms they'll see.
But I'll take a nap; nobody cares When I come back from sea!
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- PublisherForgotten Books
- Publication date2018
- ISBN 10 1333288158
- ISBN 13 9781333288150
- Number of pages20