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    For all the Ex sailors on the site and with ANZAC day around the corner this will mean something to some of us


    Let There Be No Moaning at the Bar

    Old sailors sit
    And chew the fat
    About things that used to be,
    Of the things they've seen'
    The places they've been,
    When they ventured out to sea.

    They remembered friends
    From long ago,
    The times they had back then,
    The money they spent,
    The beer they drank,
    In their days as sailing men.

    Their lives are lived
    In the days gone by
    With the thoughts that forever last.
    Of the bell bottom blues,
    Round white hats,
    And good times in their past.

    They recall long nights
    With the moon so bright
    Far out into the lonely sea.
    The thoughts they had
    As youthful lads,
    When their lives were wild and free.

    They know so well
    How their hearts would swell
    When the flag fluttered proud and free.
    The underway pennant
    Such a beautiful sight
    As they plowed through an angry sea.

    They talked of the scran
    the chefs would make
    And the shrill of the bosuns pipe.
    How salt spray would fall
    Like sparks from hell
    When a storm struck in the night.

    They remember old shipmates
    Already gone
    Who forever hold a spot in their heart,
    When sailors were bold,
    And friendships would hold,
    Until death ripped them apart.

    They speak of nights
    Spent in bawdy houses
    On many foreign shore,
    Of the beer they'd down
    As gathering around,
    Telling jokes with a busty whore.

    Their sailing days
    Are gone away,
    Never again will they cross the brow.
    They have no regrets,
    They know they are blessed,
    For honoring the sacred vow.

    Their numbers grow less
    With each passing day
    As the final muster begins,
    There's nothing to lose,
    All have paid their dues,
    And they'll sail with shipmates again.

    I've heard them say
    Before getting underway
    That there's still some sailing to do,
    They'll say with a grin that their ship has come in,
    And the Good Lord is commanding the crew.

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    For all that have gone before us.

    Lest we forget Click image for larger version. 

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