A Sea Scout Chantey
by James A. Wilder, Chief Sea Scout
1. A ship is wood and metal,
Is metal, rigging and sail;
She's but an iron kettle,
When hearts aboard of her fail.
To my way, aye, and yea, aye,
We're bound away for many a day;
A Sea Scout is a good Scout,
So give us our sea-way.
2. The heart of ships is red blood,
Is red blood, never a doubt!
And wood and iron are useless,
Without the heart of a Scout.
3. Our ship is what we make her,
We make her, saucy and smart;
No blust'ring wind shall break her,
While we are all of one heart.