HISTORICAL NOTES

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QUOTE - GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON JR. (1885-1945)
"IT IS FOOLISH AND WRONG TO MOURN THE MEN WHO DIED.  RATHER WE SHOULD THANK GOD
THAT SUCH MEN LIVED"

   


"Anchors Aweigh"
"Anchors Aweigh" was the fight song of the US Navy.  
Original Lyrics were composed in 1906 by Charles Zimmerman and written by Alfred Hart Miles.

 Revised Lyrics were by MCPON John Hagen, USN (Ret)
2006 marked the 100 years of "Anchors Aweigh" and was honored with a special Centennial Coin for the Navy.

Original Lyrics

[ Verse 1 ]
Stand Navy down the field, sails set to the sky.
We'll never change our course, so Army you steer shy-y-y-y.
Roll up the score, Navy, Anchors Aweigh.
Sail Navy down the field and sink the Army, sink the Army Grey.

[ Verse 2 ] 
Get underway, Navy, Decks cleared for the fray, 
We'll hoist true Navy Blue So Army down your Grey-y-y-y.
Full speed ahead, Navy; Army heave to,
Furl Black and Grey and Gold and hoist the Navy, hoist the Navy Blue.

[ Verse 3 ] 
Blue of the Seven Seas; Gold of God's great sun
Let these our colors be Till all of time be done-n-n-ne,
By Severn shore we learn Navy's stern call:
Faith, courage, service true With honor over, honor over all.

Revised Lyrics

Verse 1
Stand Navy out to sea,
Fight our battle cry,
We'll never change our course,
So vicious foe steer shy-y-y-y.
Roll our the TNT.
Anchors Aweigh.
Sail on to victory
And sink their bones to Davy Jones, hooray!

Verse 2
Anchors Aweigh, my boys,
Anchors Aweigh.
Farewell to foreign shores,
We sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night ashore,
Drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more.
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home.

Verse 3
Blue of the mighty deep:
Gold of God's great sun.
Let these our colors be
Till all of time be done, done, done, done.
On seven seas we learn
Navy's stern call:
Faith courage, service true,
With honor, over honor, over all.