Oh wrap me in my country's flag
And lay me in the cold blue sea,
And let the roaring of the waves
My solemn requiem be.
And I shall sleep a pleasant sleep
While storms above their vigils keep.
My Captain brave shall read for me
The service of the silent dead,
And, yea, shall lower me in the waves
While all the prayers are said.
And I will find my long long home
Among the billows and the foam.
Farewell, my friends, for many a league
We've sailed together on the deep.
Come, let us shake hands, I'll sail no more
But shipmates wear for weep.
I'm bound above, my course is run,
I near the port, my voyage is done.