USS Cleveland CL-55 Reunion Association



Now I lay me down to sleep
The guns start barking off the rounds
I can’t sleep!
Now I lay me down to sleep
The messenger starts pounding on my feet - Relieve the watch
I can’t sleep!
Now I lay me down to sleep
General alarm goes Beep, Beep, Beep
I can’t sleep!
Now I lay me down to sleep
No ventilation, nothing but heat
I can’t sleep!
Now I lay me down to sleep
A crap game starts round my feet
Wound up with a summary in defeat
I can’t sleep!
Now I lay me down to sleep
For two years haven’t seen my honey sweet
I can’t sleep!
Now I lay me down to sleep
14 months without a leave
5 months without a liberty
I can’t sleep!
Now I lay me down to sleep
Just got in and dropped the hook
And over the speaker came all hands lay up to the fantail
to handle stores and ammunition
I can’t sleep!
Now this is the end I go to sleep - Killing -------like sheep!


Clyde J. Denslow