Joy, Shipmate, Joy!(1919)
"Joy, Shipmate, Joy!" is the fourth song of James Hotchkiss Rogers' song cycle In Memoriam.
The full six-song cycle is published by Recital Publications (Huntsville, Texas). Four songs of the cycle (the four Walt Whitman songs) are also published by Classical Vocal Reprints.
Joy, Shipmate, Joy!
by Walt Whitman
Joy, shipmate, joy!
(Pleas'd to my soul at death I cry,)
Our life is closed, our life begins,
The long, long anchorage we leave,
The ship is clear at last, she leaps!
She swiftly courses from the shore,
Joy, shipmate, joy.