Toll the bell,
you submariners, for your brethren of the deep
Who went to sea so long ago and still their
constant vigil keep.
Tell the nation who they are and where
they lie beneath the sea,
Keep the faith with those brave comrades
who patrol eternally.
While you strive
to save Cavalla and the Torsk in Baltimore
Ever mindful of the sailors who will plumb
the depths no more,
Inform the world of all our losses and
the sacrifices made
By the men who manned the warships and
the awful price they paid.
Toll the bell
for Shark and Grunion, gallant warriors of the sea,
Toll the bell for brave Pompano, Grenadier, and Tullibee.
Sing your praises for the Thresher, Grayling and the Amberjack,
And for all the men who perished, mothersí sons who wonít come back.
Toll your bell
for Skate and Runner, Argonaut and Albacore,
to the page that brought you here
Tell the story of Robalo; she was lost
Oft times we must be reminded to look deep
within our souls
To proclaim to all the people for whom
it is the death bell tolls.