Eugene Ware wrote the poem about Admiral Dewey which is quoted (in modified form) on the back cover of Harry Nilsson's Aerial Ballet album.


O Dewey was the morning
Upon the first of May;
And Dewey was the Admiral
Down in Manila Bay;
And Dewey were the Regent's eyes,
"Them orbs" of Royal Blue;
And Dewey we feel discouraged?
I Dew not think we Dew!

Eugene Ware wrote the poem in May of 1898 after hearing of Admiral Dewey's victory at Manila Bay. The poem was published in 1899 in Selections from Ironquill.