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This page was last updated on 19 January 2016.

The US Merchant Marine was established 12 June 1775. Here you will find links to Merchant Marine sites.

Hopefully you are listening to the music of the Merchant Marine song "Heave Ho, My Lads, Heave Ho" here.

Here are the lyrics for their song by Jack Lawrence!

Heave Ho! My Lads! Heave Ho!

 

VERSE
Give us the oil, give us the gas
Give us the shells, give us the guns.
We'll be the ones to see them thru.
Give us the tanks, give us the planes.
Give us the parts, give us a ship.
Give us a hip hoo-ray!
And we'll be on our way.

CHORUS
Heave Ho! My Lads, Heave Ho!
It's a long, long way to go.
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 submarine!
We're the men of the Merchant Marine!

Leeds Music Corporation

 

Merchant Marine Men and Ships in WW II Read about some of the men and ships in this group.

Merchant Marine Song This site has a nice article about the USMM as well as the sheet music for their song!

US Merchant Marine This is a good resource site.

I know the Merchant Marine have done a lot for our country and have gotten little recognition for it. I will soon be loading some more links for this site. Meanwhile does anyone have any suggestions?

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