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I am the Lad in the Blue and White by Mary A. Barr

 

I am the lad in the blue and white—
Sing hey! the merry sailor boy.
My head is steady, my eyes are bright,
My hand is ready, my step is light,
My brave little heart, all right, all right—
Sing ho! the merry sailor boy.

I am the lad in the blue and white—
Sing hey! the merry sailor boy.
I sit in the shrouds when the soft winds blow,
The light waves rock me to and fro;
I run up aloft or down below—
Sing ho! the ready sailor boy.

I am the lad in the blue and white—
Sing ho! the merry sailor boy.
When the skies are blue and the sea is calm,
The air is full of spice and balm,
And the shore is set with shadowy palm,
Oh, glad is the merry sailor boy!

"What will you do when the great winds blow?
What will you do, my sailor boy?"—
When great winds blow, and are icy cold,
Never you fear, for my heart is bold:
I'll watch my captain, do what I'm told—
Sing ho! the ready sailor boy.

"If a foe should come—in such a plight,
What would you do, brave sailor boy?"—
Run up the "Stars and Stripes" in his sight,
Stand by my captain, wrong or right,
And give the foe an up-and-down fight—
Sing ho! the gallant sailor boy.

I am the lad in the blue and white—
Sing hey! the merry sailor boy.
I carry my country's flag and name;
I never will do her wrong or shame;
I'll fight her battles and share her fame—
Sing ho! the gallant sailor boy.

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