USS Connecticut   Words and Music by Bill Pere and Tom Callinan

(The Ships That Bear Our Name)

Connecticut salutes you as you slip beneath the foam
Our name and hearts go with you until you're safely home
In this land of steady habits, some things stay the same
The pride of folks who build and sail  the ships that bear our name

The Klaxon sounds, all hands stand at the ready
The conning tower glides beneath the waves
The solitary sentinel descends into the brine
Submerging for the next hundred days
Her periscope peers above the surface
Her sonar sounds the song  and paints an underwater chart
Celebration of Nutmeg State technology
U.S.S Connecticut, State of the art...

Connecticut salutes you as you slip beneath the foam
Our name and hearts go with you until you're safely home
In this land of steady habits, some things stay the same
The pride of folks who build and sail  the ships that bear our name

 Her mission blends vision with tradition
From the four preceding ships who've shared her name
The pride runs deep in folks who built her
And in the Constitution State from whence she came
Bridging days of Revolutionary glory,
From Civil War  to West Indies Privateers
From the Great White Fleet and into the next century
She runs swift and silent,  deep, and without peer

Connecticut salutes you as you slip beneath the foam
Our name and hearts go with you until you're safely home
In this land of steady habits, some things stay the same
The pride of folks who build and sail  the ships that bear our name

Her hand-picked crew was chosen for the task
With inner strength and well-honed high-tech skill
Together they have learned to work as one
They've trained to fight but pray they never will
For thirty years below the seven seas
U.S.S. Connecticut will circumnavigate
Defending our nation and our citizens abroad
Bringing honor to her home port and our state

Connecticut salutes you as you slip beneath the foam
Our name and hearts go with you until you're safely home
In this land of steady habits, some things stay the same
The pride of folks who build and sail  the ships that bear our name

  Copyright Bill Pere & Tomn Callinan
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