MERCHANT MARINE – Celtae
CHORUS: We're the Merchant Marine and we sail across the sea
As the U-Boats' torpedoes hunt for hulls that they can breach.
We will brave the rugged ocean. Blistering winds test our devotion,
But we'll keep steaming 'til our cargo's on the beach.
1. We arrived in Halifax with all we owned upon our backs,
For we knew a brave man's duty was to labour for the fight,
But it takes more than bravery to survive killers you can't see.
Those bastard wolf-packs hunt by day and strike by night.
2. We have barely any weapons; every day our lives are threatened,
And if we die, the Navy sends no pension to our wives.
Winter on the North Atlantic is hellish, cold, and frantic,
For the sea alone's a challenge to survive.
3. In the war of Hitler's visions, the Allies would get no provisions,
'Cause the war was his decision, sinking ships not built to fight.
The finest liners of our day are now painted battle-grey,
But the two small guns they mounted cause no fright.
4. Now it's true we had protection, two destroyers in our section,
Three frigates, two corvettes to ship our fifty through the waves.
One destroyer's now debris, both corvettes lost under the sea,
And her sister ship's an underwater grave.
5. Now we mourn our fallen brothers, pray to God there'll be no others
Blown to bits by diving demons deep below,
For the carnage and the thunder that sucked those good boys under
Happens daily, and we've three more days to go.