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Song: “Still On Patrol”

USS Thresher (SSN-593)

USS Thresher

This song is based on the United States Navy’s tradition of considering the submarines lost in World War II, or perhaps all Navy subs lost at sea, as being “still on patrol.”  The people who contributed to this long, wonderful Tumblr post came up with the ideas for this song; I only had to make it rhyme.

“Still On Patrol” won first prize in 2019 in the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival’s annual songwriting competition; photo of the finalists to be added here as soon as I secure permission.

Please go here for the lyrics in a printable Google doc.

A live recording of me singing “Still On Patrol” (link goes to Soundcloud).