The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62496   Message #3867113
Posted By: GUEST,Kbirdmom
19-Jul-17 - 11:18 AM
Thread Name: Origins: A Capital Ship (Charles Edward Carryl)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Capital Ship (Charles Edward Carryl)
My father, who had served in the US Navy during WWII, sang this song with great gusto, and I learned it from him. Never thought to ask him when and where he learned it, but suspect it was while serving in the 'boats' (aka submarines) in the Pacific. I had forgotten a few of the stanzas, so it was great to see them all listed here. Thanks for some nice memories of singing on long car trips.