Anchors Aweigh
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For those not familiar with Army-Navy rivalry it may seem hard to believe that the tune is about the Army-Navy FOOTBALL game!

The tune was written at the Naval Academy in 1906 for the graduating class of 1907 by the Bandmaster - Lt. Zimmerman. A. H. Miles, a midshipman, wrote the first 3 verses. The last verse was written in 1926 by a then-midshipman, R. Lovell. The tune was first played at the Army-Navy game of 1906 (Navy 10,Army 0)

There is an excellent FAQ on the tune among the links below.

Stand Navy down the field
Sails set to the sky,
We'll never change our course,
So Army you steer shy-y-y-y
Roll up the score Navy
Anchor's Aweigh,
Sail Navy down the field
and sink the Army, sink the Army Grey.

Get under way, Navy
Decks cleared for the fray
We'll hoist true Navy Blue
So Army down your Grey-y-y-y
Full speed ahead, Navy
Army heave to,
Furl Black and Grey and Gold
And hoist the Navy, hoist the Navy Blue.

Blue of the Seven Seas,
Gold of God's great sun
Let these our colors be
Till all of time be Done-n-n-ne
By Severn shore we learn
Navy's stern call:
Faith, courage, service true
With honor over, Honor over all.

Version 2

Stand Navy out to sea,
Fight our Battle Cry;
We'll never change our course,
So vicious foe steer shy-y-y-y.
Roll out the TNT, Anchors Aweigh.
Sail on to Victory
And sink their bones to Davy Jones,

Anchors Away, my boys,
Anchors Aweigh.
Farewell to foreign shores,
We sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night on shore,
Drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more.
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home.

Blue of the Mighty Deep;
Gold of God's Sun
Let these colors be
till all of time be done, done, done,
On seven seas we learn
Navy's stern call:
Faith, Courage, Service true,
with Honor, Over Honor, Over All.
Related Links
From Book of Navy Songs
See Bibliography for full information.