We hate to leave
But when they give you leave, you gotta leave
Oh our hearts bleed for all you guys aboard
But right now sympathy is a thing we can’t afford
We hate to leave, we hate to leave
Without you guys along, we’ll even grieve
But we’ll be back, yes, we’ll be back
Before we’re even missed
And tell you guys about the gals out there that we have kissed
We’ll even say, we’ll even say
We really hate to leave
(You know, Clarence, I hate the thought of going ashore)
(And leave these guys here sitting in their undershirts)
(We gotta meet all those beautiful dames in their soft silk dresses)
(But duty is duty, and an order is an order)
(Now I know some guys get a thrill out of meeting)
(A gorgeous gal every night)
Oh, we hate to leave, we hate to leave
But when they give you leave, you gotta leave
No more pin-up gals that we so enjoy
Tonight, my boy, we get to meet the real McCoy
We hate to leave, we hate to leave
But we’ll be back before the night is here
We want to stay, we want to stay
Our hearts are with the ship
But the Admiral made us take this leave
Or he’ll beat us with a whip
We’d rather stay, we’d rather stay
Oh we really hate to leave

More lyrics from Frank Sinatra

  • 01Dolores (Outtake)
    03:25
  • 01We Hate to Leave
    01:48
  • 01Promotional Interview Discussing "The Kissing Bandit" & "Take Me Out To The Ball Game"
    03:16
  • 02Take Me Out To The Ball Game
    02:04
  • 02The Cradle Song (Brahms' Lullaby)
    01:37
  • 03Radio Spot For "Ship Ahoy" (Excerpt)
    02:09
  • 03Yes, Indeedy
    03:15
  • 04Moonlight Bay
    02:45
  • 01:59
  • 04O'Brien To Ryan To Goldberg
    04:02
  • 06Boys and Girls Like You and Me (outtake)
    03:24
  • 07Blue Skies (outtake)
    02:55
  • 07It's Fate, Baby It's Fate
    03:12
  • 08Finale: The Last Call For Love
    01:18
  • 08Acceptance Speech for Receiving Honorary Academy Award
    02:54
  • 03:21
  • 09Finale: Strictly U.S.A.
    02:19
  • 11If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
    01:28
  • 02:16
  • 01:43
  • 12You're Awful
    03:11
  • 13A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening (orchestral version)
    03:12
  • 13Whose Baby Are You?
    00:57
  • 03:35
  • 14A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening (piano and vocal version)
    01:48
  • 14Pearl Of The Persian Sea
    02:06
  • 15You're On Your Own
    02:30
  • 15The Brooklyn Bridge (alternate Ending/outtake)
    01:05
  • 05:43
  • 16You're On Your Own (Reprise)
    00:57
  • 16Invention #1
    02:15
  • 16It's Only Money
    01:31
  • 17Finale: I Saw You First / lovely Way to Spend an Evening / The Music Stopped
    01:30
  • 18Finale: It's Only Money
    00:58
  • 19(There'll Be A) Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin
    02:28
  • 19The Song's Gotta Come From The Heart
    04:16
  • 20Otchi-Tchor-Ni-Ya
    00:46
  • 21Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are
    02:02
  • 21La Ci Darem La Mano
    03:20
  • 22As Long As There's Music
    02:02
  • 22You're a Sweetheart
    02:20
  • 23Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
    03:39
  • 23Where Does Love Begin?
    02:14
  • 23It's the Same Old Dream (reprise)
    02:36
  • 24Finale: The Brooklyn Bridge
    00:54
  • 25Some Other Time (duet version) (feat. Gloria DeHaven)
    03:14
  • 25Presentation of Modern Screen Magazine's Award for 'most Popular Filmstar of 1946'
    02:04
  • 26And Then You Kissed Me (Outtake)
    02:07
  • 27Finale: As Long As There's Music / Some Other Time / As Long As There's Music / Where Does Love Begin?
    04:37
  • 27Promotional Spot for 'the Chapel of Four Chaplains' & 'the Miracle Ofthe Bells'
    01:45
  • 29Senorita
    02:15
  • 30Siesta
    02:10
  • 31What's Wrong With Me?
    01:31
  • 32We're On Our Way
    03:01
  • 33Finale: If I Steal a Kiss
    01:24
  • -(I Got a Woman Crazy for Me) She's Funny That Way (Edited Version)
    01:31
  • -Lonesome Man Blues (edited version)
    01:27
  • 01From Here To Eternity/Re-Enlistmant Blues
    02:54
  • 01Soliloquy (incomplete outtake)
    08:25
  • 02Acceptance speech for receiving "Best Supporting Actor" Academy Award
    01:16
  • 02The Man With The Golden Arm
    03:22
  • 03Promotional Spots For "A Hole In The Head"
    01:47
  • 04Interview Discussing Latest Film Work
    03:08
  • 04Promotional Spots for "High Society"
    01:16
  • 05Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (alternate mix)
    02:01
  • 06Your'e Sensational
    03:09
  • 06Main Title: Can-Can/Montmart
    03:02
  • 07Someone to Watch Over Me (alternative mix, orchestral version)
    02:21
  • 07Well, Did You Evah (alternate mix)
    03:39
  • 07I Love Paris (full length version with outake)
    03:40
  • 09Let's Do It
    02:48
  • 10You, My Love (alternate mix)
    02:13
  • 10I Cried For You (Now It's Your Turn To Cry Over Me)
    01:35
  • 11Necessity
    02:30
  • 11Heart Of Mine
    02:18
  • 12Ad Lib Blues
    01:56
  • 01:44
  • 12Promotional Spot For "Come Blow Your Horn"
    00:58
  • 13That Great Come-and-Get-It Day
    02:11
  • 13All The Way (Version 2)
    02:09
  • 14Medley: Out of Nowhere/Swingin' on a Star
    01:45
  • 15If This Isn't Love
    02:20
  • 15Medley: Naturally/Ah, So Pure/Naturally
    01:56
  • 15The Girl Who Stole The Eiffel Tower
    01:36
  • 16Old Evil Moon
    08:00
  • 16All The Way (Parody)
    01:07
  • 16My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is)
    02:58
  • 17Old Evil Moon (Reprise)
    00:24
  • 17Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)
    02:07
  • 18Necessity (duet version) (feat. Ella Fitzgerald)
    03:01
  • 18Promotional Spots For "Pal Joey"
    00:49
  • 19Finale: How Are Things in Glocca Morra
    01:00
  • 20Finale: Don't Be a Do-Badder
    01:11
  • 21Don't Be a Do-Badder (vocal tracking session)
    05:28
  • 23Adelaide
    03:15
  • 24Sue Me with Vivian Blaine
    02:56
  • 24Finale: Dream Sequence/What Do I Care For A Dame?/I Could Write A Book (Reprise)
    05:57
  • 25(Love Is) The Tender Trap (main title version)
    03:09
  • 26(Love Is) The Tender Trap (piano & vocal version)
    03:10
  • 27(Love Is) The Tender Trap (end title version)
    00:48