Sailing, sailing, over the ocean blue,
Davey's got a dinghy, so he paddles his own canoe.

He's got the cutest little dinghy in the navy
And all the girlies know that it's so.
The cutest little dinghy in the navy,
They love to watch him go "Heave ho!"
Just for a lark, he went and painted it green.
It's the only green dinghy that the girls have ever seen,
The cutest little dinghy in the navy. Heave ho! Heave ho!

Now, other sailors take their girls canoein'.
It's an old, old, navy technique,
But Davey gets more girlies with his dinghy,
And what is more, it never springs a leak.
Every time it rains, his little dingy gets wet,
But Davey says it's waterproof, so he doesn't fret.
The cutest little dinghy in the navy. Heave ho! Heave ho!

Now I have seen a hundred other dinghies,
And I'm qualified to remark,
He's got the cutest little dinghy in the navy.
Why, I would know it even in the dark.
It isn't very long and it isn't very short.
It's built for speedy action and it gets him into port,
The cutest little dinghy in the navy. Heave ho! Heave ho!

It isn't very narrow and it isn't very wide,
But you should see that thing go in and out with the tide.
The cutest little dinghy in the navy. Heave ho! Heave ho!

To keep it from the girls, Davey says, is very hard.
Why, it isn't even safe down at the Navy Yard,
The cutest little dinghy in the navy. Heave ho! Heave ho!

The Admiral has a flagship and the captain's got a cruiser;
But Davey's got a dinghy. It's a lollapalooza!
The cutest little dinghy in the navy, and the old Admiral is heard to say:
If he had Davey's dinghy he would always feel springy.
He'd ride the WAVES night and day.


Lyrics submitted by JohnnyLurg

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