Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
USNA Band Master
1887 - 1916
Composer of "Anchors Aweigh"
Erected by Naval Academy Alumni Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 38° 58.927′ N, 76° 29.134′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Blake Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the grounds of the United States Naval Academy, across Blake Road from the Academy Chapel. A picture ID is required to enter the Academy grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. One Hundredth Anniversary of the U.S. Naval Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); On this spot (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Nicholson Home Site and Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Commander William Lewis Herndon (within shouting distance of this marker); SS Central America Bell Old Fashioned Anchors (within shouting distance of this marker); El Neptuno (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
1. Original Lyrics to Anchors Aweigh
Stand Navy down the field
Sails set to the sky
We'll never change our course
So Army you steer shy-y-y-y
Roll up the score, Navy
Sail Navy down the field
And sink the Army, sink the Army grey!
Get under way, Navy
Decks cleared for the fray
We'll hoist true Navy Blue
So Army down your grey-y-y-y
Full speed ahead, Navy
Army heave to
Furl Black and Grey and Gold
And hoist the Navy, hoist the Navy Blue!
Blue of the Seven Seas
Gold of God's great sun
Let these our colors be
Till all of time be done-n-n-ne
By Severn shore we learn
Navy's stern call
Faith, courage, service true
With honor over, honor over all.
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