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No. 21 - Song - "The Jackie" - Ensign Beverly and Male Chorus

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Beverly: When the jackies come ashore to work or play,
Men: When jackies come ashore.
Beverly: It is time for timid folk to run away,
Men: For folks to run away.
Beverly: Though his temper it is sweet,
He would rather fight than eat,
And he's looking for a rumpus ev'ry day.
Men: We'd like a rumpuss ev'ry day.
Beverly: When the order comes to man the boats and go,
Men: To man the boats and go.
Beverly: It's enough for all the sailor boys to know
Men: For sailor boys to know.
Beverly: There is fighting to be done,
And they are ready for the fun,
For they love a little skirmish with the foe.
Then Hurrah! for the jackie, he's king of the sea,
He will follow wheree'er the flag may wave,
He's the pride of all the fleet,
And he never knew defeat,
For the jackie's always true and brave.
Give a cheer for the jackie, he's king of the sea,
No commodore or admiral so brave;
He's the pride of all the fleet,
And he never knew defeat,
He's the ruler of the salt sea wave.
Men: Then Hurrah! for the jackie, he's king of the sea,
He will follow wheree'er the flag may wave,
He's the pride of all the fleet,
And he never knew defeat,
For the jackie's always true and brave.
Give a cheer for the jackie, he's king of the sea,
No commodore or admiral so brave;
He's the pride of all the fleet,
And he never knew defeat,
He's the ruler of the salt sea wave.
   
Beverly: We were busy lads in old Manila Bay,
Men: In old Manila Bay,
Beverly: And at Santiago, too, we won the day.
Men: It's there we won the day.
Beverly: We will fight for any gal,
Or a Panama canal,
We will even fight to pass the time away.
Men: We'll fight to pass the time away.
Beverly: We observe each foreign squabble with delight,
Men: Each squabble with delight.
Beverly: We believe that Uncle Sam is always right.
Men: That Uncle Sam is right.
Beverly: And we wish that we knew how
To kick up a lively row,
For we're aching for another chance to fight.
Then Hurrah! for the jackie, he's king of the sea,
He will follow wheree'er the flag may wave,
He's the pride of all the fleet,
And he never knew defeat,
For the jackie's always true and brave.
Give a cheer for the jackie, he's king of the sea,
No commodore or admiral so brave;
He's the pride of all the fleet,
And he never knew defeat,
He's the ruler of the salt sea wave.
Men: Then Hurrah! for the jackie, he's king of the sea,
He will follow wheree'er the flag may wave,
He's the pride of all the fleet,
And he never knew defeat,
For the jackie's always true and brave.
Give a cheer for the jackie, he's king of the sea,
No commodore or admiral so brave;
He's the pride of all the fleet,
And he never knew defeat,
He's the ruler of the salt sea wave.

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