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Tune Req: Merchant Marine anthem

GUEST,Franz S. 02 Mar 04 - 01:10 PM
GUEST,MMario 02 Mar 04 - 01:21 PM
Q 02 Mar 04 - 01:31 PM
GUEST 02 Mar 04 - 02:08 PM
Rapparee 02 Mar 04 - 02:13 PM
GUEST 02 Mar 04 - 05:02 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Merchant Marine anthem
From: GUEST,Franz S.
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 01:10 PM

My dad was in the merchant marine during WWI and again from 1966 to 1986. He gave me the text of what was called "The United States Merchant Marine Anthem". Text:

Heave Ho, My Lads, Heave Ho
It's A Long, Long Pull With Our Hatches Full.
Braving The Wind, Braving The Sea,
Fighting The Treacherous Foe.
Heave Ho, My Lads, Heave Ho,
Let The Sea Roll, High or Low,
We can Cross Any Ocean, Sail Any River,
Give Us The Goods, And We'll Deliver,
Damn The Submarines,
We Are The Men Of The Merchant Marines.

Note on the paper says: "This song was written by Jack Laurance at Sheepshead Bay, New York, in 1942. He was the band director and conductor at that time." Doesn't say what band.

Anyhow, I'm curious. I'd like to be able to play this on my banjo for my dad. I'm confident that Mudcatters will give me more info than I could ever assimilate.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Merchant Marine anthem
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 01:21 PM

Sheet music available through a donation - see this site


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Merchant Marine anthem
From: Q
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 01:31 PM

Your information is correct, but I can't find the tune. It is available on a cd or casette at this website: Merchant Marine
from the Juan de Fuca Chapter AMMV


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Merchant Marine anthem
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 02:08 PM

wwav file at http://www.usmm.org/heaveho2.wav


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Merchant Marine anthem
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 02:13 PM

Sounds of other music of the US Merchant Marine Academy is at the Band's web site.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Merchant Marine anthem
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 04 - 05:02 PM

Thank you all. As usual, very prompt and complete service from Mudcatters.


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