U.S. Navy Song

If We Ever Forget

United States Navy – Service Song

“Anchors Aweigh”

The official song of the U.S. Navy was composed in 1906. Lieutenant Charles A. Zimmermann, Bandmaster of the Naval Academy, wrote the tune, and Midshipman First Class Alfred Hart Miles is credited with writing the title and the first two stanzas. Midshipman Royal Lovell, of the Class of 1926, composed the concluding stanza.

Anchors Aweigh (Original)

Verse One
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 Two
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 Three
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.

Anchors Aweigh (Version Two)

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

Verse Two
Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh.
Farewell to college joys, we sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night on shore, drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more. Here’s wishing you a happy voyage home.