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, Anchors Aweigh.
Sail Navy down the field and sink the Army, sink the Army Grey.
underway, 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.
The song was gradually adopted as the song of the U.S. Navy; although there is a pending proposal to make it the official song, and to incorporate protocol into Navy regulations for its performance, its status remains unofficial as of 2006. Its lyrics were considered too specific to the Academy and not representative of the Navy at large, and so were rewritten by George D. Lottman (note the reference to "farewell to college joys"). Its melody was also slightly rewritten by Domenico Savino.
As of the Summer of 2004, the verses taught at Navy Boot Camp are:
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 (boom), Anchors Aweigh. Sail on to victory
And sink their bones to Davy Jones, hooray!
Aweigh, my boys, Anchors
Farewell to foreign shores, We sail at break of day, of day.
Through our last night on shore, Drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more. Here's wishing you a happy voyage home!