The Old Navy
Come gather round me lads and I’ll tell you a thing or two,
About the way we ran the Navy in nineteen sixty two.
When wooden ships and iron men were barely out of sight;…
I am going to give you some facts just to set the record right.
We wore the ol’ bell bottoms, with a Dixie cup or flat hat on our head;
And we always hit the sack at night but we never “went to bed.”
Our uniforms were worn ashore, and we were mighty proud;
Never thought of wearing civvies, in fact, they were not allowed.
Now, when a ship puts out to sea, I’ll tell you son, it hurts;
When suddenly you notice that half the crew’s wearing skirts.
And it’s hard for me to imagine, a female boatswains mate;
Stopping on the Quarterdeck to make sure her stockings are…
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