Joy, Shipmate, Joy!

(1930)

"Joy, Shipmate, Joy!" is the sixth song of Ernst Bacon's song collection Songs at Parting: A Selection of Poems by Walt Whitman.

Joy, Shipmate, Joy!

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.


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