The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II


I left my home in England
and was bound for the U S A
I thought the trip would be such fun
but alas I was sick all the way
Now if you`ve ever been seasick
you`ll know what I mean
It makes your complexion
turn a deep green
Your stomach feels like it`s upside-down
you can not walk straight
and you act like a clown
now to eat all the food
is the advice you`ll be given
If eat it you do
you`ll find life ain`t worth living
for it`s straight to the deck
that you will head
and after that you `ll go to bed
when into bed you manage to crawl
you`ll turn your face into the wall
and in that position you will lie
and you`ll pray to God to let you die

Hilda wrote this aboard ship after she began feeling better. February 1946

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