59 Men all good and true,
59 Men, in Navy blue.
59 Men without a care,
Going to sea to do their share
59 Men in a new "pig boat,"
59 Men, who could sink, yet float.
59 Men in a submarine,
Doing their bit for peace, supreme.
59 Men, and a signal crossed.
59 Men, but some were lost.
59 Men in a tail end dive,
Twenty-six dead - 33 alive.
26 Men in a watery grave,
33 Men, a door did save,
Blocking the sea, with all its might,
Saving some from their shipmates' plight.
59 Men, all tempting the fates,
To protect our home, the United States.
26 Men of a husky crew,
Who gave their lives protecting you.
59 Men on the ocean's floor,
26 Men who are no more.
26 Men who gave their lives,
Protecting our homes, our kids, our wives.