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Navy Crew Fever


Navy Crew Fever [or Let's Forever Row]
With fondest memories of the 1974, 1975, and 1976 Navy Lightweight Crews,
Navy Crew Fever is dedicated to all Navy Crews
past and present and yet to come


I must go down to the creeks again, to the creeks o' my college days,
And all I ask is an eight-oared shell from one o' Hubbard’s bays,
With a spruce wood oar at twelve foot six and a hull that's cedar skinned,
And a bright day and a straight course and a light following wind.

I must go down to the creeks again that into the Severn flow,
On Weems and Spa and College Creeks where Navy oarsmen row;
And all I ask is a smooth slide and power tens – just one – not more,
And a clean catch and powered drive and a lightly feather oar.

I must go down to the creeks again where esprit is a way o' life,
And camaraderie helps every oar o'ercome their every strife.
And all I ask is a cox to steer and seven fellow rowers,
And mem'ries that forever last when the Long Row is o'er.

Let's Forever Row

Gary Arthur Lundeen
NavyLights74-78 Reunion I – 25-26 April 2003

Inspired by John Maesfield's Sea-Fever