Anchors Aweigh, the Navy Fight Song, free lead sheets for treble & bass clef, and viola too!
This old patriotic song has a rousing melody that makes you want to join in singing.
Please scroll down the page for the links to the free printable PDFs.
The following video is a fabulously exciting rendition of this song:
"Away" or "Aweigh"?
When I was a kid, I thought the song was "Anchors Away!", as in "Bon voyage," or "Let's go!" I guess that's not too far off.
There are a lot of verses to this melody, but I've put here the most commonly known verse of all the different lyrics.
I only have this song available as a lead sheet, but Sheetmusicplus has an exciting-looking version on their site, which seems to be full of octaves, as well as "sound and fury!" I tend to save those "big" arrangements for public gatherings.
Now that my daughter has a viola, I realize that I ought to be putting lead sheets up for viola clef too:
I like this photo of the very first published sheet music for "Anchors Aweigh"!
This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This", available as a digital download, tells the riveting story of the time when Jews in ancient Persia faced a foe named Haman, and how a brave young queen risked her life to save her people.
A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theater production, or a class of children!
This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.
And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!" They will be spending more time at the piano.