O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip now ends,
The college stands another year, though still no more it spends,
The Game is near, the Band I hear, the freshmen all exulting,
While follow eyes the crimson flag, the Yalies we insulting;
But O Tom! Bas! Rav!
O the year we have in store,
When Gus and Sietse have left us,
To lead us now no more.
O Captain! my Captain! Gus, hear the Mem Church bell!
Stand tall—for you Fair Harvard's sung—for you Ten Thousand trill,
For you TP and TomBasRav—for you town halls a-crowding,
For you they call, from Stillman still, for yet more club sports funding;
Here Captain! dear father!
Lead us forevermore!
It is some dream that you would leave,
To captain us no more.
Not the Captain we deserved—the one we needed, true,
In uniform and beard he served—and fought