"Walk a Little Plainer, Chief said a Sailor so young and
new I'm following in your footsteps,
and I don't know what to do sometimes they are hard to see; so walk a little plainer Chief, for you are leading me"
"I know that once you walked many years ago; and what you
did along the way I'd really
like to know. for sometimes when I am confused, I don't know what to do; So walk a little plainer, Chief, for I must follow you."
"Someday when I am older, you are like I want to be; then
I will have a young Sailor
who will want to follow me and I would want to lead him right, and help him to be true; so walk a little plainer, Chief, for I must follow you"
Author - FORCM Jesse Elliott, USN (ret)