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The United States Merchant Marine Anthem (lyrics only)

Written by Jack Laurance at Sheepshead Bay, New York (1942)

Heave Ho, My Lads, Heave Ho
It's A Long, Long Pull With Our Hatches Full.
Braving The Wind, Braving The Sea,
Fighting The Treacherous Foe.

Heave Ho, My Lads, Heave Ho,
Let The Sea Roll, High or Low,
We can Cross Any Ocean, Sail Any River,
Give Us The Goods, And We'll Deliver,
[Darn] The Submarines,
We Are The Men Of The Merchant Marines.

ship in the water
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