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Salute the United States on the Ukulele!

Did you know that the SS United States has her own theme song?

Check out this 2012 throwback: a group of 5th grade students from Horace Mann School in Beverly Hills performing their own rendition of the Big U’s theme, "First Lady of the Sea," on ukulele!

Passengers on board America’s Flagship proudly belted out this song on the ship’s record-breaking maiden voyage. If you want to sing along, the original lyrics are below:

Since Washington was headman of the Nation And Martha was first lady of the land. Americans with justified elation Have found First Ladies to be grand. There have always been first ladies of the Nation. But never a first lady of the sea. It's as tho' the people waited for a ship to really rate it. And now they're found the key. Salute the UNITED STATES, First Lady of the SEA Power in every line. She has beauty and dignity. The FIRST LADY of the SEA. Endowed with her country's traits. Proud of her destiny. The SS United States. She's got New York's style, California's grace, the Midwest's strength and Texas space. The Southland's charm, and the Nation's pace. She's got Freedom's form and Liberty's face.


The SS United States continues to inspire artists and musicians alike. Be sure to listen to “To Every Journey,” singer-songwriter Dan Landau’s ode to America’s Flagship.

The SS United States Conservancy is committed to restoring America’s Flagship and protecting the legacy of our First Lady of the Sea. Salute the United States by donating today.

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