A Life on the Ocean Wave lyrics (1838) music by Henry Russell, lyrics by Epes Sargent, the official march of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, performed in Ship Ahoy
A life on the ocean wave,
A-home on the rolling deep!
Where the scater’d waters rave,
And the winds their revels keep.
Like an eagle caged I pine
On this dull, unchanging shore.
Oh give me the flashing brine,
The spray and the tempest’s roar.