"NOW HEAR THIS"
Subject: A Little Ditty
Published: April 2001
By: Tom Simpson
I wonder if any of the guys remember this little ditty we used to sing to the tune of “A Capital Ship” while on mid-watch at sky forward. Ensign Bergan was our watch officer and a good morale booster.
“We are the crew, condition3, watch 2
of Jolly Old Sky Forward.
We do our tasks and nothing ask
No matter the job so hard.
Keep a weather eye up to the sky
For the search of foreign planes.
When the going’s tough, they call for us
We’ve salt water in our veins.
SOOOOOO let the Nazies come, we’ll put
them on the run ---
No palooka in a stuka can ever shake
We are a jolly crew, we have a job to do.
When the going’s rough, they send for us
Until they sound G.Q.