Reuben James
It was there in the dark of that uncertain night
That we watched for the U-boats and waited for a fight.
Then a whine and a rock and a great explosion roared
And they laid the Reuben James on that cold ocean floor.

Tell me what were their names,
tell me what were their names,
Did you have a friend on the good Reuben James?
What were their names,
tell me what were their names?
Did you have a friend on the good Reuben James?