Paen of an Asia Sailor
By Garland Davis
I could carry, work, and tell stories with any man I ever saw.
I have been twenty-four years a Chief, and forty-one years an Asia Sailor;
No deployment was ever too long for me,
I have saved the lives of sailors and others.
I have had hundreds of girlfriends and a wife.
I spent l my money on drinks and pleasure of the girls.
Were I young again, I would spend my life the same way over.
There is no life so happy as an Asia Sailor’s life.