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Early in the mornin' alarm clocks are ringing

My bags are packed 'cause we're leaving today

Defending our freedom by sea twenty-four seven

The boys in blue rushing to get underway

Deep down below a sub lurks in silence

And a ship's striking fear from her presence above

The carriers armed with their helos and planes

Deliver bombs signed "From the Navy, with love

Hi y'all, greetings from England

I'm doin' fine and I hope you are too

I wish you could be here. We're leavin' tomorrow

I miss you all and I'll be a-comin' home soon

Late after midnight a helmsman is steering

And a lookout stands alert to all ships passing by

A cook's down below making breakfast for mornin'

And the engineers keep us powered all through the night

Radio receives our news and our orders

And a quartermaster navigates by satellite

Radars and sonars, our eyes, they are watchin'

And the weaponeers standing by ready to fight

Hi y'all, greetings from Spain

I'm doin' fine and I hope you are too

I wish you could be here. We're leavin' tomorrow

I miss you all and I'll be a-comin' home soon

Seems I've traveled the world over by way of the oceans

From Australia, Hong Kong to Tokyo Bay

Mediterranean, Northern Atlantic

But I wouldn't trade nothin' for the ol' U.S.A.

Sometimes the sea rages like the scorn of a woman

It tosses and turns you and blows you away

'Til you're too afraid to sleep at night or wake in the mornin'

At times it's a breeze on a warm summer's day

Early in the mornin' a boatswain pipes reveille

We pack and we shower we're arriving today

Defending our freedom by sea twenty-four seven

The boys in blue come home from a long underway

Down on the docks there's a little boy waiting

"How long will it be before dad will arrive?"

"What did he bring me? Where's he mom? Can he see me?"

"I hope we'll have time to go fishin' this time"

Down with the children a faithful wife's waiting

With a will of iron, heart of gold, tears in her eyes

Saying, "You're finally home! How I hate when you leave me!"

"But I love you right now come and just hold me tight!"

Hi y'all, greetings from Italy

I'm doin' fine and I hope you are too

I wish I could stay here. We're leavin' tomorrow

I miss you all and I'll be a-comin' home soon

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