Words and Music by Richard Howard
In the Navy
Copyright 1918 by Jack Mendelsohn Music, Boston
Cover art shows picture of composer Richard Howard in uniform among art of Navy ships.
Boston composer Richard Howard entered the Navy and penned this song. He is billed in this music as writer of "I Lost You So Why Should I Care."
They've called us to the colors
A pal of mine and me,
They put him in the army but they sent me off to sea.
Now I'm glad that we are fighting
for the cause I know is right
And just as soon as I get a chance
to him I'm going to write.
In the Navy! In the Navy!
It's the finest kind of life I ever knew.
Tho' I'm only on the job,
As an ordinary gob,
I'm tickled to death to know that I'ma bluebird.
In the Navy, It's the gravy,
Oh! I'll anchor here until my life is through.
Now they say the life's the oysters in the Army
But in the Navy it's the oyster stew.
Now when the war is over
And all the strife is through,
And we have done our duty
as each loyal son should od.
We'll foret about our hardships
and the pain we had to bear,
And just remember the fun we had
quartetting up this air.
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