By James P. McGarry -
Sherman said that war was hell,
of the hardships that you must stand,
you join a destroyer's crew.
they call for the hardest kind of men,
kind with the sand and grit,
men that can stick through the toughest
will never lay down and quit.
those destroyers are long and low and lean,
they roll and pitch and leap,
they keep you drenched by the heavy seas,
their sides will sweep.
you have to be able to stand the strain,
Of long hours without
sleep or rest,
thousand other such things as that,
Which put men
to their greatest test.
when you see them clad in their dungarees,
they ain't such a handsome lot,
they're the ruggedest, roughest, gamest
toughest Men that our Navy's got.
have to hand it to Sims’ boys,
they’ve proved that they have the stuff,
goes to make a fighting force,
no nation on earth can bluff.