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Anchors Aweigh

United States Navy Song

Anchors Aweigh is the spirited fight song of the United States Navy. Composed as a march in 1906 it quickly became one of the most popular songs of in the Navy's repertoire. The singers fondly bid farewell to their college days on the last night before setting sail, where, by putting honor and duty above all, the boys will become men.

Anchors Aweigh was composed by Lieut. Charles A. Zimmermann USN. To 'weigh' anchor is an archaic term that means to bring it aboard, free of the seabed so that the ship may depart.


Anchors aweigh, my boys,
Anchors aweigh.
Farewell to college joys,
We sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night ashore,
Drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more.
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home.

Blue of the seven seas:
Gold of God's great sun.
Let these our colors be
Till all of time be done, done, done, done.
On seven seas we learn
Navy's stern call:
Faith, courage, service true,
With honor, honor, over all.

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